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Purses Designed by Armenians for Any Occasion

A good purse is not necessarily the most expensive or fashionable, but rather one that suits our needs and personalities. 

In addition to its aesthetic value, a good purse can also be a practical tool for navigating the world. A good purse can help you feel organized and in control no matter what’s going on around you. 

Whether it’s carrying keys and a wallet, make-up to touch up in the late afternoon, or keeping track of important documents, a well-chosen purse can make a huge difference in one’s daily life. 

Here are some purses from Armenian-owned brands that we are loving:

Anna Mirzoyan's timeless modern-art inspired collection consist of neutral tones and classic shapes to create a perfect every-day bag.

by Anna Mirzoyan

Artist and fashion designer Anna Mirzoyan was born and raised in Yerevan, Armenia. She utilizes a variety of techniques and handmade materials to create her original pieces.

Lilit Makaryan is a designer from Armenia who specializes in handmade leather handbags. She takes inspiration from Armenian art, carpets, and ornamental prints to create exceptional one-of-a-kind purses. 

by Lilit Markaryan

With great attention to detail, Lilit’s designs are reflective of Armenian culture encapsulating a vintage feel, while the geometric rectangle, square, and triangle shapes of her purses add a modern flair. 

If your style takes inspiration from the 60s and 70s or if you’re on the lookout for a handbag to compliment the warmer months ahead look no further than Lucine

by Lucine

At Lucine, you’ll find a variety of handmade and locally sourced designs that incorporate woven patterns, beaded detailing, and unique embellishments. 

Makhmur was founded by Armenian singer-songwriter, ARPI.

Makhmur offers handmade handbags with unique floral embroidery which embody a soft feminine feel. 

The Milan-based maison Serapian, started by Stefano Serapian and passed down three-generations has been a luxury leather purveyor since 1928.

by Serapian

Coveted for its craftsmanship, Audrey Hepburn, Ingrid Bergman, and Bette Davis, were all Serapian customers during the glam days of Hollywood in the 60s. 

Tashcyan handmade genuine leather creates bright and lively animal and botanical-inspired designs that don't shy away from bright colors.

by Tashchyan

Each design is created individually creating an unreapeatable look.

A purse is not just a place to store your belongings, but rather a carefully chosen item that reflects your aesthetic and values. It’s more important to find one that works for you, that you feel comfortable in, and that you’re proud to carry. 

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