On one hand, you recycle. On the other, you’ve been known to spontaneously blow a paycheck when Miu Miu gets a shipment.
Use both to hold onto Atelier Nunu, a new handbag line from Stephanie Oh Haley.
The collection minimally impacts the environment (we can’t say the same for your savings) using Romanian herringbone hemp, veggie-tanned leathers, natural linen and organic cotton lining, and brass industrial and nautical hardware.
Carry the essentials in a red structured drawstring pouch or your life in an oversize trapezoid tote cut from coated blue hemp. The fold-top satchel with leather trim borders on retro, but it’s a mini zip clutch we want to take to the disco.
Every step of the construction process — weaving, dyeing, forming, painting, finishing, stitching — is done by hand. As for scooping one of the small-batch beauties?
The power is yours.
Available at No. 6, 6 Centre Market Place, between Grand and Broome Streets (212-226-5759 or no6store.com); Stuart & Wright, 85 Lafayette Avenue, between South Elliott Place and Portland Avenue, Fort Greene (718-797-0011 or stuartandwright.com); at ateliernunu.com, $140-$980.
Photo: Courtesy of Atelier Nunu