Introducing the CARA BENEVENIA Collection of Mini Icons, convertible top handle crossbody styles featuring our iconic handwoven textile in an array of metallics.
Named after the iconic design that launched the brand back in 2019, the Mini Icons reimagine the brand's very first handbag design into a timeless top handle crossbody style. Our collection of Mini Icons are a must-have with their sleek lines, adjustable crossbody straps, and spacious interiors. The Mini Icons effortlessly combine functionality with a show-stopping, one of a kind design. Remove the strap and you have a chic, shimmery top handle for a black tie event. Choose from an array of colors including Espresso, Cappuccino, Neutral Metallic, Denim, Black Matte, and Mixed Metallic.
If you're looking for a retro-inspired mini shoulder style, our best-selling Baguette is the perfect option. Our signature textile framed with a continuous handle and gusset effortlessly combines functionality with timeless design. A chic compact option to hold all of your daily essentials, the Baguette comes in a carefully curated range of neutral colorways including Cappuccino, Espresso, Black Matte, and Mixed Metallic.
Step out in style with Billie, a colorful shoulder bag that takes the brand's love for woven textiles into the digital realm. The Billie features a multi-color plaid printed on twill, taking inspiration from our Designer's maternal grandparents; named after her grandfather and inspired by a colorful coverup her grandmother wore in Miami. Billie is a timeless, yet modern update to your everyday season-less shoulder style.
CARA BENEVENIA believes in quality, sourcing only the finest hides from the Province of Arzignano, Italy. Our leathers are not only selected for their durability and beautiful finish, but for their origination. The smooth, buttery feel and earthy smell of your CARA BENEVENIA is a testament to the tried and true craft of Italian Leather tanning.
Your CARA BENEVENIA’s most unique feature is the signature handwoven leather textile exclusive to the Brand; a juxtaposition of various treated leathers, strategically woven together to create a chic, multi-tone leather mix. This one of a kind textile design was born during our Designer Cara's Undergraduate Thesis Development, evolving into a one of a kind, show-stopping leather textile, signature to the CARA BENEVENIA Handbag Collection.
Inspired by her Artisan Roots, Cara Benevenia works exclusively with a Woman-Owned Leathergoods factory for the design, development, and production of all CARA BENEVENIA Handbags. In the heart of New Jersey’s Union City, local leather artisans craft each and every CARA BENEVENIA Handbag. More than just an accessory, CARA BENEVENIA Handbags represent beauty, humanity, and American Jobs in the heart of where our Designer is proud to call home. Every CARA BENEVENIA supports and uplifts a new generation of artisans working toward their version of the American Dream.