Meet the Designer

From the founder and ceo

Ciao! I'm Alexandra.

If like me, you're a firm believer that your handbag should help simplify your life without (literally!) weighing you down, look beautiful and be functional, then you're in the right place!

Many moons ago, when I was an advertising executive in London, I was always on the hunt for the perfect bag. It had to be large enough to carry everything I needed, but also lightweight because in those days, I spent most of my day on the tube (subway) schlepping my bag to work, to meetings, to the gym, and sometimes out to drinks or dinner.

So, besides quality and style, weight and capacity were my top factors when looking for the perfect everyday tote.

Sure, laptops were heavier back then, but I still carry my life in my bag today; my laptop or tablet, snacks, a water bottle, various pouches for pens and earphones, or a make-up bag for an afternoon touch-up. Not to mention the multitude of everyday essentials I just can’t live without.

Sound familiar? Then you’ll probably agree that the perfect everyday bag should be large enough to lug all your things around, but also lightweight enough, so it won’t literally break your back. Am I right?

Head artisan Mauro, and I, in the workshop in Rome.

Over the last 16 years, my focus has been to constantly improve my products while working with the best artisans and leather factories in Italy, to create the most beautiful and functional handbags and ballet flats for you!

I’ve been fortunate enough to build my business in a city where sources of inspiration are literally everywhere. Italian craftsmanship is known to be the best in the world and my workshop is one of the few remaining in this beautiful city, which means I'm able to follow the sampling and production process very closely.

"Our handbags are designed to elevate your outfit and make you feel like your best self, every day."

If you're tired of coming home with shoulder and back pain from carrying a bag that is too heavy, shop our collection of lightweight and stylish handbags that are guaranteed to elevate your outfit and make you feel like your best self, every day.

And if you're not sure which bag is the right one for you, make sure to take our handbag quiz below, and we'll send you an exclusive 15% off code to use on your first order.

Ciao for now,

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What our customers say

Loren Tote


The Loren tote is a fabulous bag - stylish and practical. I just love it and get sooo many compliments on it. Beautifully constructed.

- Holly I.

Amalfi Midi Tote


This tote has exceeded all expectations!!! It is so stunning, lightweight, beautiful inside and outside. It was wrapped with such care & beautiful pink tissue paper! It has a great dust bag too. I have received so many compliments on this stunning Tote!! This makes my third handbag by this designer! I plan on being a lifelong customer.

- MJ J.

Loren Midi Tote


Everything about Alexandra de Curtis bags is wonderful. Well designed with both beauty and functionality in mind, on top of this an absolutely perfect finish. I own 5 bags
and my sister owns two. The Loren midi is a bag that you go everywhere with, to work and afternoon since it carries everything you need without being too big. I am thrilled with it.

- Orly O.