I have been a huge fan of Clare Vivier handbags since I first bought her original messenger bag in black back in 2008. At the time I discovered her amazing bag I discovered it via a blog and went online to her small shop to purchase the messenger bag directly from her site. Since then, she has grown into a go to source for the classic, timeless leather handbag. Clare was a journalist working for French television when she was traveling with her laptop and for lack of anything cute in the marketplace, so she fabricated her own padded envelope, and the rest is history. I particularly like that from conception to fabrication her line has been made exclusively in Los Angeles since 2008, consciously engaging in ethical manufacturing practice without compromise. I've had my original black messenger for over 4 years now and I can personally tell you that it is still in amazing condition and held up incredibly well since I admit I'm a little bit hard on my handbags. Currently on my wish list is the gorgeous La Tropezienne, isn't it fabulous? You can find Clare Vivier's messenger bags and clutches here. You should also take a look at her website and blog to see her latest collections.