CARLOTA

Maiz Mexican Leather Crossbody Bag

$150

Maize, which originated in Mexico, was domesticated through a long process that lasted more than ten thousand years. It was during this same process that agriculture developed in Mesoamerica.

Mexico boasts the greatest diversity of corn species, with 64 that are native to this country, out of the 220 that can be found in all Latin America.

Legend tells that before the arrival of Quetzalcóatl, the Aztecs ate only roots and animals they could hunt, but they could not find maize as it was hidden behind the mountains. When they finally presented their problem to Quetzalcóatl, concerned about his people, he took the shape of a small black ant, and set on a journey towards the mountains, accompanied by a red ant. After many hardships, he found this maize. Still in the shape of an ant, he took a ripe kernel and began the journey back. He then presented the promised grain to the Aztecs, who planed the seed. From then on, they grew and harvested this crop, and the precious grains brought them wealth and happiness. From that moment on, the Aztexas revered the generous Quetzalcóatl, as the god who brought them maize.

Carlota is a Mexican brand specialized in leather handbags which are inspired and decorated with traditional Mexican folkloric motifs. Through Carlota we are able to share these inspirations, thus creating a loving culture that uplifts the homeland with heart through art and its beauty.

Each of our designs are inspired by a specific and representative element of our culture. Our pieces are limited editions and handmade by local artisans of the state of Jalisco. All Carlota bags are made with the best care and dedication.

Domestic Shipping

All orders are shipped within three to five business days using the United States Postal Service. This does not apply to pre-order or custom made items. You should automatically receive a tracking number once your order has been shipped. If you have any questions please e-mail us at info@cadenacollective.com.

International Shipping

We offer international shipping! If you have any questions or concerns please e-mail us at info@cadenacollective.com.

Route Shipping Insurance 

Upon checkout you have the option to purchase shipping insurance through Route. Route offers you "peace of mind" package protection for all of your orders at an affordable price. The cost to you - to fully protect your package in the event that it is lost, damaged, or stolen - is calculated based on the subtotal of the order and the partnership between Route and the merchant 

  • Packages presumed to be lost or stolen
    • Order issues for packages presumed to be lost by the carrier (where the status is not "delivered") must be filed through Route no sooner than 7 days after the scheduled delivery date for United States domestic shipments (20 days for international shipments, including Canada unless a Canadian merchant is shipping within Canada in which case the 7 day domestic shipment timeline applies) and within 30 days from the last checkpoint.
    • Order issues for packages marked "delivered" yet not received are considered by Route as stolen and must be filed 5 days after “delivery date” but no longer than 15 days to ensure it was not misdelivered or easily found around the premises.
  • Route's international timeframe filing period is:
    • Stolen: between 5-15 days from delivery
    • Lost: between 20-30 days from last tracking update
    • Damaged: between 0-15 days from delivery

For more information on how to resolve issues with lost, stole, damaged items and how to resolve issues please visit their site .

Exchange Policy

We have a 15-day exchange policy, which means you have 15 days after receiving your item to request an exchange. 

To be eligible for an exchange, your item must be in the same condition that you received it, unworn or unused, with tags, and in its original packaging. You’ll also need the receipt or proof of purchase. 

To start an exchange, you can contact us at info@cadenacollective.com. If your exchange is accepted, we’ll send you a return shipping label, as well as instructions on how and where to send your package. Items sent back to us without first requesting an exchange will not be accepted. 

You can always contact us for any return question at info@cadenacollective.com.

Please note: all sale items are final.

Damaged Product 

Please inspect your order upon reception and contact us immediately if the item is defective or damaged, please reach out to us within five days. If the item is damaged or defective please send photos to info@cadenacollective.com so we can evaluate and better assist you.

Depending on the type of damage you may be eligible for coverage. If in doubt, do not hesitate to reach out to us.

Refunds 

Unfortunately, we cannot accept returns on any items.

 

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