Anuschka Hand-Painted Leather Zip Top Expandable Crossbody Bag

Expand your taste in accessories with this absolutely beautiful, practical and expandable (yeah, you heard me right) crossbody! Double zippers trail around the sides and bottom of the design, allowing it to be expanded and contracted in seconds to accommodate your essentials. Now that's handy. Not to mention that this bag's supple leather exterior is hand-painted with a myriad of captivating colors.

Go ahead and adjust the strap to suit your height and/or outfit needs; it's really that simple. You can even attach the included hand-painted leather wallet to the crossbody's interior key leash so that it doesn't run off on you - no more rummaging around to find your ID or debit card! Pair it with chic ankle boots and a dazzling statement ring and get ready to gracefully accept all of the compliments that come your way as you grab a drink (or three) with your friends.

Color Choices
  • Flying Jewels Denim - Background is shades of blue and purple. Vine and leaf designs are blue, purple and maroon with metallic green, metallic light blue, metallic pink and metallic purple accents. Floral designs are blue, green, purple, metallic blue, metallic purple and metallic pink. Birds and butterflies are silver-tone, gold-tone, bronze-tone, metallic pink and metallic green. Navy blue trim.
  • Patchwork Garden Green - Background is shades of green. Floral-inspired designs in blue, green, purple, metallic bronze-tone, metallic silver-tone, metallic teal, metallic blue, black and gold-tone. Trim is emerald green.
  • Tropical Island - Background is gradient shades of raspberry and soft pink. Tropical leaves are green, light blue and navy with gold-tone accents. Deep burgundy trim.

All color choices feature a purple lining and charming antique-style brass-tone hardware.

  • Three zipper pockets and one phone slip pocket (4"W x 5"D) on exterior
  • Three slip pockets, one zipper pocket and one sewn-in key leash on interior
  • Matching hand-painted leather card holder has two card slots, one top slip pocket and one photo ID window
  • Primary Closure Type: Zipper
  • Bag Measurements: 13"L x 3"W x 9-3/4"H
  • Card Holder Measurements: 4-1/4" x 3"
  • Shoulder Strap Length: 28" - 54" adjustable
  • Shoulder Strap Drop: 14" - 27-1/2" adjustable
  • Exterior: Leather
  • Interior: Synthetic
  • Care: Spot Clean. Use a slightly damp cloth to clean. Do not use any non-approved chemical or leather protecting agent or cleaning solutions. Store in the included dust bag when not in use.
  • Weight: 1.26 lbs
  • Country of Origin: India

Warranty - Limited one-year warranty against manufacturing defects. Normal wear and tear are not covered by this warranty. Use of any non-approved chemical or leather protecting agent will void the warranty. Please contact 908-517-9138.

The Anuschka Back Story - Each Anuschka handbag is crafted to look vibrant and stand out as a one-of-a-kind piece. All of the leather is hand-cut, sewn carefully by machine and then hand-painted by a superior craftsman. Each design is first traced in black and then filled in with rich, beautiful color. The bag's silhouette and artwork work in harmony to produce a beautiful aesthetic, and each bag is hand-signed by its painter.

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Handbag Terms:

Baguette: A small handbag that is long and narrow like the French loaf of bread by the same name.

Billfold (wallet): A folding pocketbook with compartments for money, cards and personal items.

Bottom feet: Metal or plastic knobs on the bottom of a stiff-sided handbag. These protect the bag when it is set down.

Box bag: A small or medium-sized handbag with hard sides and a box shape.

Bracelet handle: A handle that forms a complete circle.

Bucket bag: A soft-sided, bucket-shaped handbag with a round bottom; usually taller than wide.

Change (coin) purse: A small purse or wallet section for loose coins.

Clutch: A small handbag that is carried in the hand with no straps or handles; it also may be tucked under the arm.

Coin (change) purse: A small purse or wallet section for loose coins.

Compartment: A large section inside a handbag.

Demi bag: A small handbag with a short top handle to be carried in the hand or on the shoulder.

Drawstring: A cord, strip of leather or fabric, or string that can be pulled to gather the fabric of a handbag to close it.

East-west: A handbag that is wider than it is tall.

Etui: Small, ornamental bag for personal items.

Evening bag: A handbag to use with evening wear; usually only large enough for a few personal items, such as money and lipstick.

Flap bag: A handbag with a fold-over flap that is its distinguishing feature.

Framed bag: A bag with a solid frame that defines its shape.

Gusset: The triangular end piece of a handbag that gives it its depth and roominess.

Half moon bag: A bag shaped like a half moon, with or without a handle.

Handle Drop: The distance between the top of the handbag and the top of the handle(s). This is the open space for your shoulder, arm, or hand to hold the bag.

Hobo bag: A slouchy, cloth shoulder bag that hangs down in the middle.

Messenger bag: A large bag with a long strap to wear across the shoulders. The front features a large fold-over flap.

North-south: A handbag that is taller than it is wide.

Organizer: A pocketbook with compartments to carry personal items.

Pocket: A small section inside a handbag.

Pouchette: A small, oval handbag.

Purse: A general term for a small bag to carry money and personal items.

Satchel: A large handbag with a top closure, top carrying handle and notable triangular side profile.

Sling bag: A cloth bag with a shoulder strap that attaches on one end to the top of the bag and on the other end to the bottom of the bag.

Shopper (tote) bag: A large bag with two handles and an open top.

Shoulder bag: A general term for a bag that can be strapped over the shoulder.

Shoulder guard: A piece of fabric or padding on a shoulder strap that distributes the weight of a bag.

Shoulder strap: A long strap on a bag that allows it to be carried on the shoulder.

Slouch bag: A general term for a cloth bag without a defined or stiff shape.

Top-handle bag: A bag with a small handle at the top for carrying in the hand.

Tote (shopper) bag: A large bag with two handles and an open top.

Valise: A handbag with a top closure that has two top carrying handles and features a triangular or oval profile.

Wallet (billfold): A folding pocketbook with compartments for money, cards and personal items.

Wrist strap: A thin loop of material attached to a small bag or wallet so that it may be carried on the wrist.

Zipper pull: A zipper with a tab for easy opening and closing; sometimes has a signature element of the handbag designer.

About the Collection
In the early 1980s, Swapan Basu and wife Roma began a hand painted accessories business. Swapan focused on creating a special painting process for handbags, and Roma designed each of the paintings for the bags. Their son, Bhaskar became involved in the family business after college, and founded Basu Corporation in 2000. Utilizing the closely guarded painting technique, the first Anuschka®  handbag was sold in September of 2000, and the company has continued to grow the business by focusing on handbags that blend art and function. Today the company has 30 artists, with designs sold around the globe.

Every Anuschka® handbag begins with carefully selected rich and supple leather crafted into fine handbags with practical features, precise handcrafted workmanship, signature lining, custom made hardware and branded zippers. The hand painted art on each of the Anuschka® bags is a feast for the eyes. The colors are a powerful element in each design, plus the wide range of abstracts, imaginary, and natural scenes depicted in muted colors of all shades and hues, transforms each handbag into an object of timeless art. The artwork is designed, and then translated one article at a time by expert craftsmen, creating one-of-a-kind works of art in every handbag.

Anuschka® bags are perfect for the woman who appreciates art, enjoys high quality handbags, fine leathers, and seeks to incorporate beauty with function.

Bhaskar BasuAbout the Guest
Son of Swapan and Roma Basu, Bhaskar grew up watching his parents working hard to build their business in India. He spent summers working with them, watching his mother design and train artists, and watching his father select the leather and coordinate the process flow.

Bhaskar chose to go to college at an American university, where he received a degree in Business Administration. In 2000, he founded the Basu Corporation with his parents. As the business grew, Bhaskar got more involved in trend research and design.

Today, Roma and Bhaskar work as a team and have succeeded in bringing original designs, capturing the fashion of the season as well as the lifestyle of the people who wear Anuschka® bags.

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