There are handbags, and there are works of art that are handbags. The former is just a way to carry your valuables, but latter can be magical. You are happy just to look its beauty. The latter is how I'd describe Ramiro Encizo handbags. Talented Ramiro Encizo began his career as a high-end handbag artist in his own right in 2010 after he had worked with another, established luxury handbag creator; Judith Leiber. When you work with clients that have great fashion sense, and the cash to indulge their fantasies, you end up with items that are quite remarkable. That's what Ramiro has been able to to with the creation of his own, one-of-a-kind, made-to-order bags, hand crafted in New York City,
This reviewer recently got a chance to see some of the Ramiro Encizo handbags in an up close and personal way. The first thing you can't help but notice is the beautiful craftsmanship, and the quality and variety of the leather and precious skins, used in the designs. The signature heart shape can be made in anything from gold to diamonds, depending upon your wishes and budget. Three carats of diamonds set in platinum to sparkle on your bag. No problem. Blue Sapphires? Sure! Every bag can be personalized to order, although you might have to wait a while for the perfect skin or piece of leather to appear. Prices range from $1,695 for clutches, to between $1,695 and $2,400 for totes.
The bags are beautiful, but what makes them unique? For starters, the bags are all hand-crafted, and no two are exactly alike. One of a kind, costs. The python is hand-painted,and when Ramiro works with alligator skin, he inspects every scale on an alligator's belly and makes sure that it is flawless. Since alligators are known fighters, not lovers, they often have scarred skin. Finding the right piece, might take some time. But good things come to those who wait. Every bag is linked not in fabric or some synthetic, but in gorgeous Lambskin with a luxe, buttery texture. Put your hand into one of these bags, and you feel like you dove into something very luxe (which you did)! And for the final touch: nameplates are cut from a single piece of metal, then polished, engraved and finally plated with gold or nickel for a high-shine effect. Your bag arrives in a hand-made, substantial box, with a bow, perfectly tied.
For those who want something even more exclusive, the Ramiro Encizo High Luxury bespoke service lets you prepare and approve the size, shape, materials and overall design of the handbag. Choose an Alligator skin clutch to an oversized Python tote adorned with diamonds, for example. High Luxury orders are delivered within 12 weeks, custom skin colors and finished may take up to 6 months. You can choose from Ostrich, Python, Lizard, Crocodile and Alligator and no matter what you choose, it will be adorned with a signature Ramiro Encizo heart and nameplate.
So: just what kind of people carry Ramiro Encizo handbags? Considering the artistry, exclusivity and quality, and the fact that these bags are an investment and something you can pass down to someone special, they're a good value. However, discerning fashionistas, stars, and royalty are particularly attracted to them. Here are just a few fans: Money can't buy you class, according to a song sung by Countess LuAnn de Lesseps aka "Countess LuAnn" from the real Housewives of New York City, but it did buy her a Ramiro Encizo handbag. Ditto "Real NYC Housewife" Sonja Morgan, Naomi Campbell has one in red Alligator tote with 3.5 carats of diamonds (we hope she doesn't throw it at anyone!). Her Excellency Sheikha Noor (wife of the Prime Minister of Qatar) has a tote in classy, black Alligator tote with diamonds. Even Fashion Police commentator and comedienne, Joan Rivers, has one in orange Python. Advice and we already know that this funny lady loves fashion!
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