Calin New York was born out of an appreciation for high-quality well designed and simply beautiful handbags. Our founder, Alli Echelman, found that while she constantly gravitated towards unique, bold fun designs, she found herself with a closet full of black and neutral handbags. She realized the reason for this was she was hesitant to invest in a quality handbag that she couldn't wear with everything, With a love affair of fashion and a lifetime spent cutting up sheets and fabrics to make her own clothing and bags, it was only natural that she went out to design her own solution to this problem. After three years of prototyping and testing materials, Calin New York finally was born. We hope our bags bring a sense of whimsy, fun, sophistication and functionality to your wardrobe.