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Marina Raphael Carries Off Effortless Elegance with the Crystal-set Sienna Tote

Our It-bag of the summer, the Sienna is the highlight of Marina Raphael’s Homage collection for Spring/Summer 2019. A handcrafted slouchy tote with high-end styling, it’s wonderfully versatile, and looks as chic relaxing in the country as it does shopping uptown.

Bag by Marina Raphael, Made with Crystals from SwarovskiA slouchy triangular form held together by bamboo-style ring handles defines Marina Raphael’s Sienna tote bag. If the delightfully named Caramel Crochet Suede and Terracotta Crochet Suede are your go-to colors, then the Black Suede is your going-out shade. All three versions are made from the softest suede, with the first two showcasing tile pattern embroidery. Each handle is sculpted to resemble bamboo, and then painstakingly set with 176 Black Diamond and clear Swarovski crystals. And at 29cm x 15.5cm x 31cm, there’s plenty of room to accommodate life’s little essentials, too.

Bag by Marina Raphael, Made with Crystals from SwarovskiIt’s clear that precision is as important as passion for Marina Raphael. The Sienna’s easy marriage of heritage craftsmanship and contemporary design displays the brand’s core value to perfection: to be the ultimate in modern luxury without forgetting centuries-old techniques. If this bag isn’t on a waitlist yet, it soon will be.

Bag by Marina Raphael, Made with Crystals from Swarovski