A handbag is more than just a fashion statement; it is a faithful sidekick on your everyday adventures. What other accessory keeps your phone, wallet, and snacks safe? Your purse is an integral part of your wardrobe, and should be honoured and respected as such. They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but we think it’s purses.
We believe in ethical sourcing and fair trade, which is why all BohoGene bags are painstakingly handmade by women artisans in India, one bead at a time, one day at a time. Each one is unique and one-of-a-kind in its own beautiful way - just like you!
Our collection includes oversized , sand-proof beach bags perfect for travel and summer, large tote bags for the adventurer on the go, sustainably handwoven raffia bags, hand-embroidered clutch purses, and handmade crochet bags.
Fair pay and quality employment empower these women to become independent, take care of their personal needs, provide education for their kids, and overall help sustain their families. Imagine being reminded of that every time you grab your bag! With one small and simple decision, you can invest in creating a better planet (while looking hella good).
Style, function, design, sustainability; You can tell a lot about a person by their handbag. What does yours say about you?
Pick your favourite BohoGene bag from the list below to read what it means about your personality and lifestyle.
OPTION 1: NAZAR BEADED POP HANDBAG
If you selected the Nazar Beaded Pop Handbag, people know to expect a grand entrance from you wherever you go. Your positive energy lights up the room and you’re not afraid to wow with your fabulousness.
A nazar is a special talisman to protect against the “evil eye” - the envious gaze of jealous and negative onlookers. The evil eye amulets are usually blue and worn or displayed commonly in Asia, Latin America, Africa, and Europe, especially the Mediterranean region.
Choosing the Nazar Beaded Pop Handbag means you are all about protecting your peace, cutting out toxic energy, and leaving the drama for someone else.
OPTION 2: CALI CROCHET MOBILE POUCH
If you selected the Cali Crochet Mobile Pouch, you likely always felt you were born in the wrong century. Even though you keep it tech savvy, you also keep it OG. You love handmade, bespoke, vintage finds that bring quaint, timeless charm to your outfits. You also love the elegance of the traditional feminine arts.
Have you heard of yarn bombing? Yarn bombing is a form of street art that uses crocheted yarn instead of paint. This crafty activism - or craftivism - has created space for female voices in the male-dominated graffiti and political art spaces. Women have traditionally created incredibly beautiful textile artworks that were never properly acknowledged as art, only handicraft.
Wear your Cali Crochet Mobile Pouch with pride, knowing that you are honouring a long lineage of female artists and activists!
OPTION 3: PRIDE HEARTS CLUTCH BAG
If you chose the Pride Hearts Beaded Clutch, you wear your heart on your sleeve… and your bag. You take advantage of every opportunity to speak out, shine bright, and spread love.
“Love is Love” is the slogan of the same-sex marriage movement. As you read this, homosexuality is still punished with the death penalty in over 10 countries. Whether you identify as a member of the LGBTQ+ community or as an ally, this clutch fearlessly declares that you believe love between humans is sacred regardless of gender or biological sex.
The rainbow flag as a symbol for gay pride was first used in San Francisco, but is now recognised worldwide as a symbol for beautiful human diversity. What makes you unique is what makes you beautiful, because we were all born with a message only we can deliver - let yours be a message of love!
OPTION 4: MYKONOS INDIGO RAFIA TOTE
If you selected the Mykonos Indigo Raffia Tote, you are the ultimate adventure queen: up for anything, creative, flexible, and resilient. When you leave the house, you have to make sure you’ve got all you need because who knows when you’ll be back. It’s a good thing our raffia beach totes are spacious enough for all your daytrip essentials.
Raffia is a natural fibre harvested from the Raffia Palm. It is similar to straw, but has far better attributes such as durability, water resistance, softness, longevity, and versatility. When raffia leaves are harvested from the palm, the tree is kept healthy and growing, making it an ecologically sustainable material.
Your motto is to live your best life while doing no harm. This beach tote is the perfect companion on all your wild, wandering voyages of self-discovery.
OPTION 5: BURANO TWO-SIDED CROCHET TOTE
If you picked the Burano Two-Sided Crochet Tote, you are a creative tour de force who loves art, fashion, beauty, and abundance! What’s better than a one-sided crochet tote? A two-sided crochet tote. Why choose one when you can have it all? You keep people guessing, you love excitement and self-expression, and you tackle every life experience with enthusiasm.
Burano is an island in Northern Italy known for its colourful homes and world-renowned lace artists. It’s no coincidence that BohoGene’s Burano Two-Sided Crochet Tote is all about colourful patterns. Colour is the spice of life; it stimulates positivity, creativity, and joy. You are an eye-catching, head-turning, show-stopping, life-giving force to be reckoned with.