THE ICON, EST. 2019
Cara Benevenia debuted its first handbag in 2019, the Icon, a showstopping display of artisanal craftsmanship, timelessness, and family legacy.
Named perfectly as the brand's most notable style, the Icon displays the renowned Cara Benevenia handwoven leather textile in a chic metallic mix, precisely designed and handcrafted by local New Jersey Artisans.
THE ICON MINI, EST 2022
Exactly four years since the inception of the Icon, Cara Benevenia introduces its revival in the Icon Mini.
The Icon Mini celebrates the best of the Cara Benevenia Collections; the heritage linear handwoven textile and geometric juxtaposition of graphic shapes.
The Iconi Mini is the perfect convertible crossbody style; to be worn year-round and enjoyed by generations to come...
ITALIAN HERITAGE, AMERICAN MANUFACTURING
The Cara Benevenia brand celebrates a beautiful marriage between Italian Heritage and American Manufacturing through the design, development, sourcing, and production of all Cara Benevenia Handbags.
Anthony Benevenia, Cara's paternal great-grandfather, emigrated from a small village on the southern coast of Italy to industrial Newark, New Jersey, spending his days as a luxury men's tailor at the renowned American Shops on Broad Street.
Cara's pride in being an Italian-American from New Jersey with Artisan roots has inspired the entirety of the Cara Benevenia brand and mission; a celebration of the values of family, integrity, passion, and purpose while sustainaining life, jobs, and the beautiful craft of leather-makig in one of New Jersey's inner cities.