Everything You Need To Know About Rachael's New Handbag Line

Rachael Ray
Photo credit: Chris Clinton

In case you missed it, Rachael launched a collection of handbags in March (yay!), during her annual SXSW Feedback event in Austin, TX.

Rach's new line includes totes, crossbody bags, clutches, bucket bags, belts and more with boho-chic-goes-western details.

All of the bags and belts are made from Italian leather — but they are priced in the hundreds — so they strike the perfect balance between luxury and functionality.

"I think a bag should be functional, look really cool, and not be too precious," Rachael says. "You should be able to take it anywhere and it should last for years."

To get you up to speed, we're sharing all the insider details.

Convalore On-The-Go-To Everyday Bucket Bag
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Seen above: The On-The-Go-To Everyday Bucket in Cognac

What Is Rachael's Handbag Line Called? Convalore.

What Does The Name of Rachael's Handbag Line Mean? Convalore means "with valor."

"To me, that means living with gusto," Rach explains.

The Convalore Traveling Duet Tote
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Seen above: The Traveling Duet Tote in Natural

Where Can I Buy Rachael's Handbags? You can find Rach's handbags on her brand-new e-commerce site, We Are Moxie Made. The online shop, which she created as "a place that celebrates the work of women [and] empowers female artists," currently features jewelry, apparel and accessories from 11 female-founded makers — including Rachael herself.

Your clothes are a statement about who you are, where you've been, and where you're going," Rachael says.

The Mini Adventure Bucket in Cognac
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Seen above: The Mini Adventure Bucket in Cognac

What Are Rachael's Handbags Made Of? All of the Convalore bags and belts are made from vegetable tanned leather — which just means that natural materials are used in the tanning process. Some of the products also include hand-hammered stud details and genuine Italian haircalf.

"Personally, I love the 'concert crossbody,' a little bag that's just the right size," Rachael shares.

Convalore Concert Crossbody
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Seen above: The Concert Crossbody in Leopard

How Did Rachael's E-Commerce Site Come To Be? "I brought together a team of people that I really respect," Rach explains of the online shop. "Amazing stylists and influencers to work with me and help create an online shop unlike anything else. I wanted to create an environment — a community — for women of every age and background to share their feelings, to talk about how they dress, to talk about how they work, how they live."

"I hand curated every single piece of clothing and accessories collected on this site," she continues. "Every single thing on this site has value. It is the best value for the item. Period."

Convalore Grind-To-Gig Carryall
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Seen above: The Grind-To-Gig Carryall in Black

How Much Do Rachael's Handbags Cost? "Our bags are priced in the hundreds," Rach says. "I wanted to bring people the quality of a few of the handbags I had in my closet without their price," she explains. (Thanks, Rach!!)

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