Bodhi creative director Joseph Janus calls his label’s handbags “works of art,” and it’s no exaggeration. Founded in 2008 by Janus and label owner Angela Han, Bodhi offers an expansive collection of handmade men's and women's bags and tech accessories distinguished by their architectural designs, craftsmanship, and distinctive details such as decorative zipper pulls and quilting. Made from the finest leathers and exotic hides, Bodhi’s handbag collection includes shoulder bags, metallic “cocktail” clutch purses, sophisticated totes, and the standout safety clutch — a street-style, pebbled leather confection featuring a safety pin-shaped handle. Vintage-inspired, Army-style laptop backpacks and shoulder duffles keep men in high-style bag heaven, while ostrich-leather tab easels and snakeskin iPhone wristlets give your gadgets a luxurious twist. Though its operations are based in New York, the brand puts stock in Eastern philosophy, as the name implies. To wit: The inside of each bag is embroidered with a mantra — for example, "sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye," and "those who bend in the wind are strongest."
Artistic and architectural, Bodhi handbags are inspired more by color and creative expression than seasonal requisites and trends. Each collection is handcrafted with attention to both form and function and features a breadth of styles that range from belted clutches and accordion-shaped totes to quilted satchels and graphic print travel bags. Always fashioned from the finest Italian leathers and exotic hides, Bodhi’s unique aesthetic has caught the eye of avant-garde tastemakers throughout the country. Frequently featured in the editorial pages of Elle and Nylon and found in select luxury retailers worldwide, Bodhi bags are now available at Gilt.
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