Special Delivery: Sheena Sujan Barclay Tote

Merry Christmas!!!  Okay, okay, I know it’s not December 25, but for me, it might as well be.  This past week, I opened my door to a delivery from Sheena Sujan, a handbag designer here in California.  What was it you ask??? It was her original, classic and stunning “Barclay Tote” in the color beige.  Perfection!  And the beauty arrived just in time for the Persian New Year!  On that note – Happy Norooz to all my fellow Iranians!  Anyways, back to “Barclay” and I.  I was honored when Sheena reached out to offer me one of her beautiful bags in the color of my choice – black, beige, or camel brown.  I decided to choose beige since Spring has sprung.  Although, frankly, beige is not a seasonal color; it’s classic.  And one of my favorites for handbags and heels!

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Almost immediately, I was drawn to the simple, yet easy to spot gold hardware on the front of the Barclay Tote.  I’m always interested to know the meaning behind a designer’s signature logo, so of course I had to ask Sheena what hers represented.  Here is what I was told:

“The Sheena Sujan emblem is fabled in ancient history as a creature of regal beauty. The two-headed tiger stands strong; she’s the master of her own destiny, a legend in both the ancient and modern world. Her majesty and exclusivity foretell tales of royalty and might.  This heritage equates to an exquisite collection of simplistic-timeless elegance.”

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Her handbags are designed here in Los Angeles, and are sent to Italy to be carefully crafted by world renowned master artisans.  Each of her designs are masterfully cut and stitched together by hand, using only the finest Italian leathers and exotic skin.  It took over two years for Sheena to perfect the design, find the right artisans to bring the vision to life, and create handbags that would stand the test of time.  Mission accomplished!

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Even though the Barclay Tote is practically bigger than me, I was pleasantly surprised to find out that it was super light to carry.  The bag is made of Italian calf leather, with rolled tote handles.  The rouge suede lining inside the bag added a beautiful contrast to the tote.  I LOVE that you can spot a hint of red from the inside lining of the bag, even when the double zipper is closed!  Also, I want to highlight the craftsmanship and attention to detail when it comes to the stitching on the bag – It’s on par with any top designer on the market today.  I consider the Barclay Collection to be somewhat of a hybrid; It holds both classic luxury and a little modernity with traditional shapes and contemporary colors.

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Dimensions of the Barclay Tote:

Width: 35cm
Height: 36cm
Depth: 17cm

I can’t wait to waltz around town {okay, maybe not waltz} with this beauty!  Love your simple, yet classic design, Sheena Sujan!  Thank you, again!

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The Barclay tote and the rest of her collection is available for purchase online:  Click Here

Follow her on Instagram:  @sheenasujan

3 comments on Special Delivery: Sheena Sujan Barclay Tote

  1. Feri
    March 25, 2014 at 10:31 pm (5 years ago)

    I love everything in these pictures love the bag and your outfit love it

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  2. Yalda
    March 28, 2014 at 1:59 pm (5 years ago)

    Love it Kimiya Joon! You are such a doll, and that bag is beautiful! More posts please!

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  3. Tiffany
    July 4, 2014 at 9:38 pm (5 years ago)

    I’m honestly so obsessed with Sheena Sujan right now! She’s such a strong and beautiful presence in fashion! I hope that I can follow in her footsteps one day!! Thank you for this post Kimiya Joon! P.S. What’s she like in person?? :)

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