Thanks to Uncle Sam, you can say adios to your vacay to Buenos Aires.
For now, satisfy your Latin fix with one of Helena de Natalio’s handbags.
Designed in Palo Alto by East Bay native Helen Hoppock, the supple leather bags are crafted by local artisans in Argentina in a socially responsible environment. Hoppock’s stints in South America inspired her collection of beautifully simple silhouettes with classic detailing.
Clutch the Dulce in glistening champagne with eyelet seaming and a vintage-inspired bronze button closure. Shoulder the Leti tote in cream, ruby red, or electric blue with double handles and an internal strap. Each comes equipped with interior cell phone pockets and key chain hooks so you have easy access to all the necessities.
Except for your nonexistent savings.
Available at McMullen, 4395 Piedmont Avenue, between Brandon Street and Pleasant Valley Road, Oakland (510-420-6906); online at helenadenatalio.com.