photo by danielle sakry
The Twin Cities’ hottest new handbag line hails from an unlikely place: St. Cloud, Minnesota. Designer Danielle Sakry’s namesake line of luxe leather accessories wouldn’t be out of place in the designer handbag department of Neiman Marcus or Nordstrom, alongside famous French or Italian brands. But her line of handbags, clutches, and small leather goods are handcrafted in Minnesota by the designer using supple leather from a California tannery and hardware from Ohio and India.
“I’m not necessarily Type A, but I like clean, finished details,” says the self-taught designer, who has been sewing since she was 5 years old. She finds inspiration from iconic handbags—she counts Céline and Narciso Rodriguez as two of her favorite design houses—as well as fine art and sculpture. Her Mirabella carry-all bucket bag offers a luxe twist on the casual style, thanks to fringed tassels and buttery, pebbled leather, while her sleek envelope clutch, accessorized with an optional silky, gold or nickel shoulder chain, can be dressed up or down. • daniellesakry.com