Rafe


HBD Network Hosts “Inside the Handbag Studio” Meetup

From left: Carlos Falchi, Monica Botkier, Rafe, Emily Blumenthal

New York—Handbag greats Carlos Falchi, Monica Botkier and Rafe got together last week to discuss their beginnings in handbags and … [Read more...]

Trend Finder: Shell

SHELL

“She sells seashells by the seashore” and this season we’re buying! Look like the most stylish siren in town with fresh from the … [Read more...]

Rafe and His Muses Pay Homage to NYC

Mimi Lombardo and Rafe Muse bag

New York—Rafe (hearts) New York! Handbag designer Rafe kicked off New York Fashion Week last Tuesday with a charming event … [Read more...]

Trend Finder: Hammered Metal Jewelry

Hammered Metal Jewelry

While the history of metal jewelry goes way back, Spring 2013’s fresh take on hammered metal is about as modern and … [Read more...]

Call for Entries: The 7th Annual Independent Handbag Designer Awards

Style Roopal by designer  Rafé Totengco, the 2013 recipient of the IHDA Iconoclast Award

New York—Are you an emerging handbag designer whose New Year resolution is it to get some notoriety for your handbag … [Read more...]

Rafe Re-Launches Handbags, Now Under Jones Group

Rafe Totengco in front of his handbag re-launch

New York--Rafe fans can breathe a sigh of relief. After a brief hiatus, the beloved handbag line is back on the scene, now as part … [Read more...]