Accessorize This: Vania & David
by Judy Sperry
Over the past decade, Vania & David has evolved into a reputable handbag, accessory, and jewelry line. Co-founder David Martinez and his wife/business partner Vania Escauriza Gagliardone attribute their success to their shared love of art, design, and a strong belief in quality craftsmanship.
Vania has especially adhered to the mantra of carefully constructing and assembling individual pieces in her collection by listening to her intuition rather than following fleeting trends that often dictate what people will and will not wear in today’s fashion world. The minute Vania embarks on an idea for a new tote or handbag pattern, she sketches the image on a note pad. When a vision for a necklace or ring appears in her mind, she begins to lay out the necklace pieces on her work table or she will sketch the piece so it comes to life in front of her.
Currently, Vania and David have earned a local and universal reputation for producing quality handbags, leather accessories, and unique one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces that are functional yet fashionable. Quality leathers comprise their handbags and colorful clutches. Bold statement jewelry including necklaces, rings, and earrings are also at the core of their collection. There’s also a line of unisex wallets, iPad cases, and distinguished men’s credit card and money holders.
Headquartered in Buffalo, Vania & David’s cosmopolitan studio serves as the creative hub for their company. They only purchase quality leather and suede that have not been treated with chemicals. This results in a leather product that ages beautifully and appeals to the modern day ‘Eco-friendly’ educated consumer; a demographic that is growing in the United States. Every handbag is made by hand and lined with fabrics that are also made in America. Ninety percent of the metals, chains, wires, links, and clasps used to assemble their jewelry is made in the USA versus abroad.
Designing high quality, made-to-last (and ready-to-wear) accessories are the central thesis of Vania & David’s collection. Right now, bold statement pieces are being worn by their clientele—including chunky rings, bracelets, cuffs, and earrings. Necklaces comprised of hued gems and precious stones are often strung together with materials such as satin, ribbon, and leather. The majority of their business derives from online sales and their latest collection can be purchased at VaniaandDavid.com. BLUSH Boutique on Elmwood Avenue also carries Vania & David pieces. Price points for handbags range from $250—$1250. Jewelry prices range from $15 earrings to $750 for a necklace.blog comments powered by Disqus
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