(via Mar Y Sol)
Have you guys seen these Mar Y Sol bags? I feel like I might be a little behind the curve, because the name faintly rings a bell. I was doing a little exploring on Sansom Street, and I found this really cute shop, Verde. You’ll never guess what they have in the back of the shop. Wait for it…wait for it…AN ARTISANAL CHOCOLATE FACTORY! Okay, so it’s more of a kitchen than a factory, but you get the picture—they make chocolate there. More on that another day.
Back to the bag at hand. I love the Opal multi-colored clutch, which also comes in seven solid colors. I’d like one of each! Mar Y Sol describes itself as a “socially responsible accessories brand that collaborates with artists in New York and artisans in Madagascar. I’m not sure what that means exactly, and I typically take these claims with a grain of salt. But! they very well may be doing good, AND they make really cute bags. Bonus! Here’s a look at a few more:
(all photos via Mar Y Sol)