A vintage-inspired clutch in natural, woven rattan with a delicate criss-cross closure.
8” x 6” x 2.25”
Bembien is a line of accessories handmade by artisans around the world.
"It was a woman in a white linen dress who started it all. We caught a glimpse of her crossing a cobblestoned street in New York and on her shoulder swung a perfect, woven basket bag. It stopped us in our tracks. There was something about her that was so effortless — she looked as though she had stepped out of 1970s coastal France.
We were transfixed.
It was then that founder Yi-Mei Truxes was inspired to create a line of bags evoking that same nostalgia and perennial style. It had to be just right, and six years at Vogue had trained her well. She eventually found it in a small village of artisan weavers in Bali. And thus, Bembien was born.
At the forefront of our work is our support of these precious weaving communities. It is our goal to help bring their craft into a wider market on the other side of the globe. 10% of all Bembien proceeds go back into their local community in partnership with the nonprofit Nest."
Will my bag look exactly like the photo? Each piece is handmade, and therefore distinctly unique. While the shape and style will, of course, be the same, no two bags will ever be exactly identical in color and weave pattern. Which means — your bag is truly your own.
How shall I care for my bag? We recommend storing your bag in a dry place and kept away from water when possible. Our bags love the beach, but they’re best kept on the sand and away from the sea. Watch for any stray pieces of rattan that may create a sharp edge if not tended to.
What can I do about a piece of stray rattan on my bag? This may happen and it’s completely normal, don’t fret! If a piece of stray rattan juts out from the weave, it’s easily fixed with a pair of nail trimmers. Simply clip down the excess!