Our Alys Collection marries avant-garde style with the needs of any modern, fashion-forward woman. Ceri named this collection for her mother’s best friend Alice, a spirited mother of seven, who always maintained her strength to shine. True to its namesake, this bag oozes empowerment and is sturdy enough to carry you from work to the weekend, and every moment in between.
With its removable, adjustable strap, the Alys Tall Tote can be worn as a cross-body or shoulder bag. However, Ceri prefers it as a tote, and took care to design the handle for maximum comfort when slung on the wrist. It features bright brass swivel snaps for the removable strap, an interior slip pocket, and a hidden magnetic snap to keep contents secure. Outrageously simple in design, the Alys Tote is a perfect companion for your most daring fashion choices. Pair with your favorite jumpsuit, or play with contrast since your clothes will peek through the oval handle.
This high-end leather handbag is made in America in many color options. Our Italian calfskin leather (Stone, Black Calf, Goldenrod, Pacific Blue, Moss, Honey) is tanned by a team of experts in San Miniato, Italy. Sturdy and thick with a subtle shine, calfskin leather will grow softer as it ages, adding to its allure and character. In Stripe (Russet, Grey Suede), the bag features a painted black stripe across Ceri Hoover’s core collection leather—a stunning and unexpected statement that will wear beautifully with age. But no matter what color you choose, at this level of quality, this handbag will become an heirloom for your children and grandchildren to wear long into the future.
When it comes to caring for your bag, don’t be delicate. Each hide has unique color and grain variations, which reveal the leather’s natural beauty. Leather darkens over time, depending on frequency of wear and exposure to sunlight. Scars or marks are natural attribute of naked leather, which will enhance the patina as it adapts to your lifestyle. When necessary, we recommend using a leather cream (we like Leather CPR) to maintain the leather’s vivacity.
Dimensions: 13h x 18w x 5.5d
Lining: Lightweight suede on (Russet and Gray Suede only) or Cotton twill lining (Spring 2017)
Features: Two interior slip pockets, magnetic snap closure at top, and a 9-21" removable/adjustable strap
Leathers sourced from Italy and the United States
Made in Los Angeles