I first came upon Mar Y Sol bags last summer and completely fell in love. The bags have a wonderful summery feel and the detailing is exquisite. I'm dying for this Guadeloupe Flower Tote (Mar Y Sol, $89), which comes in a range of colors.
I read up on Mar Y Sol and learned that the company has a very interesting backstory. Click through to read it -- and to see more beautiful Mar Y Sol bags.
This pretty Solana Drawstring Shoulder Bag (Mar Y Sol, $95) gives you that crocheted, natural look in an eye-catching bag.
The Gigi Flower Clutch (Mar Y Sol, $69) is what started the Mar Y Sol craze for me last year. I LOVE THIS BAG, and and the color options are endless.
I'm also loving this Joy Fringe Clutch (Mar Y Sol, $79), which also comes in lots of colors.
And when you visit the site, be sure and check out the sale page. This Isadora Embroidered Clutch (Mar Y Sol, $34.99) is a great price and, again, comes in lots of color combinations.
Even better, when you buy a Mar Y Sol bag, you can feel good about where your money is going. Here's what the company has to say about how it operates:
Mar Y Sol is a socially responsible accessories brand that collaborates with artists in New York and artisans in Madagascar. We design and create authentic accessories made by hand using natural materials sourced sustainably from Madagascar’s precious forests. The sale of our products enables families to gain economic independence and promotes environmental conservation. This is achieved through fair trade partnerships with artisans who make a living wage through our “trade not aid” business model.
So, ladies ... what do you think of Mar Y Sol's bags? Are you a fan?