As our friendly neighbor to the north, Canada continues to surprise with its pleasant charm. Now Quebec-based Joanel Inc., which has more than 2,000 clients in Canada and abroad and 300 new styles per year, is making a push in the United States, bringing its stylish French Quebecois accent along.
Each year, the company (which, incidentally is the largest design house for fashion accessories and leather goods in Quebec) produces 250,000 handbags annually made from leather, synthetics and other fashionable material under a variety of brand names.
We particularly love this chic tote as it adds the perfect amount of flair to any workplace.
Constructed from polyester and PU material, the design features gold and silver studs on the handle, as well as components galore to store all your work papers, electronic gadgets. A gentle square pattern running across the body creates graphic appeal.
“This tote is extremely light and functional with multiple zip pockets at front and back and on gussets that can be used for the cellular, iPad and keys, not to mention a laptop,” says Joelle Cloutier Gravel, director of marketing/communications. “The color combo have been selected to be used all year around.”
Retail, $125. Call 888-9JOANEL. www.joanel.ca