Ubrique Spanish Clutch – Skinny Brown
In 2016, Jason and I move from our home in the USA to Turkey, but on route, we spent a month in Spain with Jason’s cousins. We did a lot of exploring and roadtrips through the seemingly overlooks part of Southern Spain – enjoy a podcast or two about our travels! One of this was to a small town of Ubrique, the city known for its leather!
I fell in love with this little clutches, well-made and boldly colored. They are a perfect bag for date night or to organize items in your bigger purse (I know who you are!).
Each clutch comes with a postcard sharing the purpose behind this purchase and a story of the area for you to remember your piece by- just like you traveled there yourself!
Read more about this hidden town and leather via BBC!
“The town of Ubrique in southern Spain is beautiful but remote. It doesn’t have an airport or a train station and even buses are irregular.
Its position, nestled at the bottom of a valley surrounded by big hills, means the easiest way to get there is by car. But even then drivers have to navigate winding and often steep roads.
The town is around 75 miles south of Seville, nowhere near the world’s fashion capitals of Milan, Paris, New York or London.
Yet this collection of whitewashed houses, known as a pueblo blanco (white town) in Spanish, is where many of the top fashion brands source their leather goods.
Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Hermes, Chanel, Chloe, Loewe and Carolina Herrera are all reported to use the artisans here to make things such as handbags, wallets and belts. ….. ”