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Design your own handbag with The Bella Rosa Collection

The Bella Rosa Collection is the first and only designer handbag brand that gives brides total control over every single detail of their bag. With the Made for Me experience, you can choose from a wide range of colors, fabrics, styles, and finishes, creating your very own one-of-a-kind designer handbag.

Custom Couture Design

With the 'Made for Me' custom purse design, you get to craft a bespoke luxury bag. Every stitch is completely tailored to your specifications: You can choose everything from the material of the purse and its hardware, all the way down to individual embroidery designs and engraving options.

Select your handbag silhouette

The Bella Rosa Collection features eight different handbag silhouettes to meet your needs. From the ultra-modern Mia and Milan clutches to the vintage style Rosa Clutch—there's a bag for every woman and every occasion.

Choose your luxe material and color

From fine Italian duchess satin to exotic solid woods, make your handbag one of a kind with our wide variety of colors and materials. For the bride that would like to match her hues perfectly, Bella Rosa can help source—and even dye—the right material for your color-coordinated ensemble.

For Bridle clutches, arranged in a pattern to show the tops of the bags.

Embellish your purse with your style

Personalizing your purse with crystal rhinestones, hand-beading patterns or custom embroidery designs is an excellent way to make it unique. Many of the bag silhouettes can be further personalized by adding these embellishments.

Custom handbag with white floral embroidery and pink butterflies and hummingbirds against a pink backdrop, styled with flowers, shoes, and a bridal ring

Photo credit: Rebecca Yale Photography

Custom designer handbag in red satin with custom red beating against a red dress and red shoes.

Photo Credit: Greg Finck - Meyha & Matt

Woman in a white dress, holding a white rose a clutch in satin with custom embroidery, monogram for destinations wedding in Italy.

Select your hardware metal

Customize your handbags' hardware color and clasp. From silver to gold, and even rose gold, you'll find a selection of hardware finishes that will complement your purse.

A box of hardware samples for handbag design.

 

Three designer clutches stacked on top of each other, showing their side, top view with the clasp and hardware visible.

Engrave your bag with a custom sentiment

An engraving is an ultimate keepsake, and it will make your bag truly unique. Engravings can be used to commemorate a special occasion or event, such as a wedding, graduation, or birthday. You can also personalize your handbag by adding a monogram or initial, which is an elegant way of showing off your name in style.

A set of seven metal engraving plaques with various engraving messages.

Personalized designer purse in pink satin open with a custom engraving plaque in silver sewn into the inside of the clutch.

The Ultimate Luxury Fashion Accessory with Designer Quality

For many fashionistas, the ultimate accessory is a custom handbag. It's the final touch to an outfit and denotes individuality and expression of personal style. The Bella Rosa Collection allows brides and modern women to design a purse that's as individual and distinctive as they are – one of a kind, and with the luxury quality materials you expect. Handmade in Italy by our expert artisans, your bespoke handbag will be meticulously crafted to meet the highest quality standards.

In an Italian artisan inspects handbag parts in the process of building, a designer handbag for the Bella Rosa collection

Simple & Fun - Design Your Own Handbag Online

Maria Caruso Martin, founder & creative director, collaborates directly with clients to design your personalized purse online. Our clients have the ability to customize their handbag and Maria’s expert eye ensures that every detail is perfect.

Fashion sketching of woman with custom designer bag with embroidery

Complimentary Swatch Samples

For those who appreciates thoughtful coordination, we offer free swatch samples so that you can coordinate your custom handbag with the rest of your outfit seamlessly. If you need a custom color, our design team is ready to source your perfect color. 

Three swatches of duchess satin against a white background

Customize your own purse or bridal handbag today!

Bella Rosa handbags are designed to be the perfect accessory for any occasion, from a casual weekend brunch with friends to your dream wedding day. Our handbags are crafted from the finest materials available, and each bag is carefully constructed by hand using traditional Italian artisan techniques. The Bella Rosa Collection offers a wide variety of styles, fabrics, and colors so that brides can create a purse that's truly unique. Design your own custom purse today with our Made for Me experience.

And Micaela Erlanger holds a custom handbag by the Bella Rosa collection, walking down a patio with a pool and hotel in the background

Photo: Christian Oth Studio

 

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You’ll Be the Talk of “The Ton” With These Bridgerton-Inspired Bridal Accessories

Dear gentlest reader, if Netflix’s Bridgerton has inspired you to become a diamond of the first water on your wedding day look no further. 

Over the last two Bridgerton seasons, the style behind the period drama has leaned on romantic silhouettes, bold statements with sparkles and feathers, and ornate accessories — something to keep in mind before running off to the modiste. 

Phoebe Dynevor in Bridgerton - Diamond of the First Water (2020) Photo by LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX/LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX - © 2020 Netflix, Inc.

Phoebe Dynevor in Diamond of the First Water (2020) Photo by LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX/LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX - © 2020 Netflix, Inc.

Golda Rosheuvel in Bridgerton - Shock and Delight (2020)

Golda Rosheuvel in Shock and Delight (2020) Photo by LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX/LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX - © 2020 Netflix, Inc.

The Bridgerton-Inspired Bridal Accessory Lineup

The “Queen Charlotte" prequel series comes out in May and we can’t wait to see how they accessorize our favorite characters. While we wait for the big reveal, we’ve gathered Bridgerton-style bridal accessories that will give Lady Whistledown something to write home about. 

The Sarah Drawstring Handbag with feathers

While you may not be able to become a member of the Bridgerton family, you can get closer to looking like one with pieces like The Sarah Drawstring Handbag ($1,450). The Italian duchess satin and lavish ostrich feathers nod to the regency era while subtle details like the champagne shimmer suide interior and gold hardware add a modern twist.

Bridgerton family posed on rock stairway, Jonathan Bailey, Ruth Gemmell, Florence Hunt, Luke Thompson, Phoebe Dynevor, Luke Newton, Claudia Jessie, and Will Tilston in Bridgerton - The Duke and I (2020) Photo by LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX/LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX - © 2020 Netflix, Inc.

Jonathan BaileyRuth GemmellFlorence HuntLuke ThompsonPhoebe DynevorLuke NewtonClaudia Jessie, and Will Tilston in The Duke and I (2020) Photo by LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX/LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX - © 2020 Netflix, Inc.

360 view of Sarah Drawstring Purse in white with feathers.

The Sarah Drawstring bag pictured above three clutches, in order the Rosa Clutch, the Bella Clutch in Ivory, and the True Love Pearl Clutch.

 

The Vintage-Inspired Rosa Clutch

For a more delicate design, look no further than The Rosa Clutch ($1,825). The purse is a reference to the handbag carried by designer Maria Caruso Martin’s grandmother Rosa in 1952. The vintage-inspired bridal handbag is characterized by its folded gold-plated brass frame and engraved clasp enclosure.

Regé-Jean Page and Phoebe Dynevor in Bridgerton - Shock and Delight (2020) Photo by LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX/LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX - © 2020 Netflix, Inc.

Regé-Jean Page and Phoebe Dynevor in Shock and Delight (2020) Photo by LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX/LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX - © 2020 Netflix, Inc.

Rose Clutch in ivory laying flat on top a bed of red, pink and white roses.

Bride holding rosa clutch in ivroy.

360 view of the rosa clutch in ivory.

Custom Couture Design for the Diamond of the Season

In order to become the diamond of the season, embrace the custom embroidery, beadwork and additional embellishments that sets you apart. Do you think Queen Charlotte would settle for less than couture? The Bella Rosa Collection’s Made for Me offerings allow you to work directly with the founder & creative director to collaborate on a custom clutch for your special day. 

Charithra Chandran in Bridgerton - The Choice (2022) - © 2020 Netflix, Inc.

Charithra Chandran in The Choice (2022) - © 2020 Netflix, Inc.

Made for me clutch with custom hummingbird embroidery styled with wedding details.

Photo Credit: Rebecca Yale Photography

Red Venezia clutch with red beading.

Photo Credit: Greg Finck - Meyha & Matt

360 view of the Venezia beaded clutch in ivory.

The Wedding Day Love Note Stationery 

After many promenades, you’ve decided to settle down with your hot duke. And if he’s anything like Regé Jean Page, you may feel moved to write him a salacious love letter before walking down the aisle. Handmade in Italy, The Wedding Day Love Note box set ($400) includes wedding stationary and vow note cards adorned with watercolor floral motifs and blue wax butterfly seals. (Lady Whistledown approved, of course.) 

Regé-Jean Page and Phoebe Dynevor in Bridgerton - Shock and Delight (2020) Photo by LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX/LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX - © 2020 Netflix, Inc.

Regé-Jean Page and Phoebe Dynevor in Shock and Delight (2020) Photo by LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX/LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX - © 2020 Netflix, Inc.

Layered love notes with calligraphy details.

Love Note Bridal Stationery set with note cards and envalopes.

Bridal love note stationery set on wooden desk with vintage accents.

Bridal stationery set with pen and gold wax seals on vintage wooden desk.

Blank bridal stationery set atop layers vintage love letters.

Bridal stationery set styled with rings and blue ring box.

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How to personalize Your Wedding Day Like Hailey Bieber

It’s 2019 and Hailey Bieber has just unveiled her wedding dress. An off-the-shoulder, lace gown designed by Virgil Abloh for Off-White. But one small detail has caught everyone’s attention.  

 

Abloh is known for incorporating typography into his design and this time he went with a simple yet bold statement: “till death do us part” along the bottom of her veil. In one photo, she stands on the lawn of Palmetto Bluff with her flowing train and lengthy veil draped behind her giving a perfect view of the hand-sewn text. Those five little words almost broke the internet

Weddings are filled with traditions. From wearing your grandma’s blue earrings to throwing your bouquet to the next bride-to-be. And while traditions are great, this bold detail reflects Hailey’s unique style and should be a reminder to all brides that they deserve a wedding outfit that is specific to them. 

As a tribute to Hailey Bieber — and to the phrase that was reintroduced into the pop culture lexicon — Bella Rosa had a plaque inscription made to match her iconic veil. Now you can curate your own sentimental plaque which will be sewn into the inside of your bridal clutch. A personalization that is special to you and your love. 

Gold plaque with engraving that reads 'Till Death Do Us Part, 9-03-2019'

Hailey and Justin Bieber had a good mix of traditional and unique twists to their wedding. With a classic elegant ceremony in South Carolina with friends and family, following an elopement at a New York courthouse. The couple recently celebrated their third wedding anniversary so it looks like the sentiment “till death do us part” just might stick! 

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Krista Marie Yu Named A Vogue’s Best Beauty Look Carrying Bella Rosa

The red carpet at the 28th annual Critics Choice Awards was teeming with glamorous looks that shined as bright as the stars who wore them. Sparkles have been a standout trend this season — from sheer gowns overlaid with sequins to bedazzled matching sets — and a certain sparkly purse did not disappoint.

GettyImage, Krista Marie Yu at Critics Choice Award holding Bella Rosa Clutch.

 

Krista Marie Yu, nominated for Best Comedy for Hulu’s “Reboot,” was among the few who received a coveted “Best Look” shout-out by Vogue and we can totally see why. The 34-year-old wore an ivory lace midi dress ($625) by Aje characterized by short puff sleeves and a fitted bodice with an open back, a classic silhouette for the brand. The raw edging throughout contrasted nicely with her accessories. Particularly her custom-made Champagne Shimmer Bella Clutch ($2,250) that features a sparkle effect leather which is smooth to the touch. 

GettyImage, Krista Marie Yu holding Bella Rosa Clutch in Champagne Shimmer.

The signature clasp, inspired by a vintage oval-shaped sapphire ring, matched the early Hollywood glamour of Fox & Bond’s vintage accessories. The long diamond and 18k gold flower earrings ($2890) and silver textured ring added an element of enchantment, and combined nicely with the romance of the lace fabric. These pieces worked in tandem with Sam Edelman pointed-toe pumps adorned with a crystal-embellished bow accent for a classic finish. 

While her outfit was put together by the talented costume designer Reiko Schoenfeld who Yu worked with on the set of “Reboot,” makeup and hair artist Vicky Chan provided heart-shaped glitter to sprinkle onto her high bun with piecy layers pulled forward to shape her face. 

Ahead, shop the perfect evening bag from Krista Marie Yu's latest look — the Shimmer Bella Clutch — in three different colors.

360 View of Bella Clutch in Champagne Shimmer
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Can’t Get Enough of Lupita’s Custom-Crafted Geometric Clutch? Here’s Where to Get Yours

Lupita Nyong’o left us speechless Wednesday evening as she walked the red carpet at the Los Angeles premiere of Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever. The event celebrated the much-anticipated sequel to the second-highest-grossing Marvel solo film of all time, not to mention one of Hollywood’s largest premiere’s since pre-COVID days. Needless to say, everything had to be perfect. 

Lupita’s red carpet style has always been a playful mix of color, texture, and movement - every element in its purposeful place. To achieve the right look, Celebrity Stylist Micaela Erlanger tapped the Bella Rosa Collection’s Maria Caruso Martin - who recently designed several pieces for Sophia Bush’s bridal ensemble - to request a custom-crafted “Made for Me” clutch to suit the mood. The luxury sustainable handbag designer immediately set to work on a gorgeous heirloom item curated to enhance the singular beauty and personality of the beloved Black Panther Academy Award-winning actress.

Over a series of phone calls, meetings, and sketches between Caruso Martin and Erlanger’s home base of New York, the two formulated a vision of sleek, modern couture with a touch of old-Hollywood glamour - clean lines, eye-catching metallics, with plenty of room for Lupita’s phone. After much deliberation about the color, Erlanger identified an exact shade of white from the Pantone metallic swatch deck, meticulous about every detail. The Bella Rosa craftsman in Italy recommended a galvanized metal finish custom coated in high-gloss lacquer. Everything came together flawlessly.  

Lupita Nyong’o Black Panther: Wakanda Forever White Balmain Dress and White Geometric Bella Clutch

“To work alongside Micaela again on such an exciting project was true kismet,” shares Caruso Martin. “Earlier this year, we collaborated on several custom ‘Made for Me’ bags for her Miami wedding, and we immediately felt a synergy. Our taste and style are very similar. It has been a true pleasure to create so many amazing handbags with her this year.”

Known for creating sustainable bespoke pieces that complement a lifelong heirloom collection, Caruso Martin also included a very special touch for such a momentous occasion. Tucked inside the clutch is a personalized sentiment plaque reading “WAKANDA FOREVER,” ensuring that each time Lupita holds the clutch, she will carry with her the powerful memories of an unforgettable milestone.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever custom engraved clutch for Lupita Nyong’o

The completed Milan clutch is handcrafted according to proud Italian heritage by the Bella Rosa makers in Florence, Italy. The solid brass geometric pieces are welded together, sanded, and buffed. The bag is then sprayed with a lacquer finish to create a fresh take on a classic geometric design with plenty of room for a phone and other personal essentials. 

Milan Clutch x Micaela worn by Lupita Nyong’o at Black Panther: Wakanda Forever premiere

    Closing out a year marked with dozens of exciting “Made for Me” celebrity collaborations, Caruso Martin and Erlanger look forward to teaming up once again to release an exclusive capsule collection in early 2023. The personalizable Milan clutch is available now for pre-order with a January 2023 delivery.  

    The Bella Rosa Collection is a premium line of bespoke, custom bridal and evening clutches and handbags that preserves Italian luxury in a small-batch, sustainable fashion.

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