Love Brandon Blackwood Handbags? Here are 10 Caribbean Handbag Designers You Should Try in 2023

Brandon Blackwood handbags are everywhere and with good reason. The Jamaican-born, NYC based designer makes pieces that are timeless, trendy and really good quality. With 2023 just being a few weeks in and with most persons are probably on the lookout for a new bag to add some pizazz to their outfit (or to just add to their collection) here is our roundup of 10 Caribbean designer bags that you should try in the new year.

Kalia & co Designs

Designed and handcrafted in Jamaica, Kalia & co. designs features clutches, totes, mini cross-body bags in a variety of tropical prints. Purchases can be made via their instagram page.

Cord & Stitch

Cord & Stitch, based in Trinidad & Tobago makes beautifully handcrafted custom-made bags and baskets that promises to be as unique as the wearer. Orders can be placed via their Instagram page.

Ernos Macrame

Ernos Macrame by Ernie Harris is located in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The brand makes Macrame bags, accessories and home accents. Orders can be placed via their instagram page and international orders are welcomed.


Ayala by Blessing Olaniyi is based on the island of Barbados and makes bags inspired by the Caribbean woman. While the brand is currently on hiatus, their bags can be purchased via their website.

Santos by Monica

Santos by Monica is a sustainable handbag brand by Puerto Rican designer, Santos Monica Gil. The brand’s offerings are produced in New York City utilizing alternative materials like cactus-based bio materials in place of leathers and Lyocell made from Eucalyptus trees instead of traditional cottons. In an effort to give back to the community, for every item sold the brand plants a tree with One Tree Planted. Shop the brand via their website.


Founded by self-taught Haitian designer Valerie Blaise, Vavvoune (Pronounced vav•une) is a leather bag and accessories brand based in Brooklyn, New York. According to their website, the brand utilizes their team of craftsmen and women in the NYC garment district while recycling high quality Italian leathers that had been abandoned by ultra-luxury brands. Shop the brand via their website.

Haus of Assembly

Founded in 2016 by Aidan Anais Barrow, Haus of Assembly is a Bahamian resortwear brand with a focus on bold prints and handcrafted products utilizing Bahamian materials. Inspired by the beauty of their surroundings, the brand creates timeless pieces that reflect the vibrant energy of the Bahamas. Shop the brand at their website.


Carefully crafted in Jamaica, Bresheh/Roast By Bresheh creates handcrafted, personalized products made from sustainable materials. Shop the brand via their website.

Textura Cuba

Founded by Liset Hernández Vázquez, Textura uses environmentally conscious pieces made from natural fibers such as jute, rope, mesh and wicker. Texture, which means texture is a beautifully structured line of accessories designed and handmade in Cuba. Shop Textura by sending a WhatsApp message via their instagram page.

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