Based in: México
Whether you're strolling through the bustling streets of a city or embracing the tranquility of a countryside retreat, Carlota's leather bucket is the epitome of style and substance. The bucket bag design is both chic and versatile, making it the perfect companion for any occasion. Its spacious interior effortlessly accommodates your essentials, while the drawstring closure ensures both security and easy access. The carefully selected leather develops a beautiful patina over time, enhancing its aesthetic appeal and creating a bag that's uniquely yours.
Meticulously crafted by skilled artisans in the heart of Guadalajara, México, this bag is a harmonious blend of culture, artistry, and functionality. Each bag is a unique masterpiece, showcasing the rich heritage of Mexican leatherwork. The supple, full-grain leather used in its construction not only adds a touch of luxury but also promises durability that stands the test of time. The natural variations and markings on the leather tell a story of authenticity and add character to every piece. Elevate your fashion statement with this artisanal accessory that not only complements your wardrobe but also celebrates the spirit of Mexican craftsmanship. Invest in a piece of artistry and heritage with our Handmade Mexican Leather Bucket Bag – where tradition meets contemporary elegance.
The Mono Araña, also known as the Spider Monkey, is a relative of the Howler Monkey in various regions of México. According to Mayan legend, during the creation of the natural world, the gods fashioned wooden beings without souls. Incapable of worshiping their creators, these creatures faced the wrath of the gods, who sought to eliminate them by turning nature against them. Despite the divine plan, a resilient few survived by seeking refuge in the forests, where they evolved into monkeys.
Beyond its role as a symbol of survival, this primate becomes a crucial figure in the natural order, particularly as a provider of cocoa, the sacred seed. The interdependence between Spider Monkeys and cocoa plants reflects a harmonious relationship where both entities benefit. The cocoa plant extends its sweet and delectable fruits to the monkeys, who, in return, facilitate the dispersion of seeds through their natural activities, contributing to the cocoa's life cycle. This intricate connection establishes Spider Monkeys as custodians of the sacred cocoa, emphasizing their association with the fertility and perpetuation of this cherished plant.
CARLOTA was founded by brother and sister, Gerardo and Daniela. Their story begins with their grandmother, Carlota Camacho Hall—a recognized painter in the 1800s whose artistic spirit now lives on in the heart of their brand. Carlota's passion for art and her deep connection to the vibrant culture of Mexico became the guiding light for CARLOTA. As descendants, Daniela and Gerardo carry forward her legacy not only in name but in the craftsmanship that defines each of their leather bags.
CARLOTA weaves the threads of family heritage, artistic inspiration, and Mexican tradition into every stitch of their finely crafted leather bags. Their designs are a canvas with the colors and patterns of Mexico's rich tapestry. The landscapes, traditions, and folklore inspire every detail of their leather bags.
As you explore their collection, you're not just purchasing a bag; you're becoming a part of the Carlota journey. Every piece is not just an accessory but a work of art. Join us in celebrating family, art, and the cultural richness of Mexico with each carefully crafted leather creation.
All orders are processed within 3 to 5 business days (excluding weekends and holidays) after receiving your order confirmation email. Once shipped you will receive another notification with tracking details; please allow 24 hours for the tracking to reflect transit details.
Note that special holidays result in high volume of packages and subsequent delays may occur.
Domestic Rates & Delivery Times
First-Class Mail - $6 5 to 8 business day
Priority Mail® - $10 3 to 4 business days
Priority Mail Express® - $45 Next day to 2-day
We offer international shipping to include APO/FPO addresses. Please note, your order may be subject to import duties and taxes (including VAT), which are incurred once a shipment reaches your destination country. Cadena Collective is not responsible for these charges if they are applied and are your responsibility as the customer.
International Rates & Delivery Times
First-Class Package International - $25 6 to 18 days
Priority Mail International - $60 6 to 12 business days
Things don't always go according to plan, and when they don't, we're here. We stand behind the products we offer, but if something doesn't work out we are ready to make things right! We want to make sure you have the best experience possible. Please note we do not accept order cancelations post 24 hours of purchase.
If your order did not work out, we are happy to assist with an exchange or return within 30 days of delivery. We are able to process returns for: 1. exchange, 2. store credit, or 3. refund.
Please note exclusions apply and we can only offer exchanges and returns for orders made within the United States.Exchanges and returns are eligible within 30 days from delivery--request must be made within this window. It is important to note that we will honor the date you made contact. With this said, no need to panic if you don’t hear from us within the time frame aforementioned.
Holiday Shopping: For all orders placed between November 1, 2023 and December 31, 2023, you have until January 31, 2024, to process a return or exchange. Items purchased after this period will qualify for our standard 30-day policy.
The following items are not available for exchange or return: Custom items (i.e. bridal designs), Made-to-order items (i.e. 14k gold jewelry), Clearance or archive sale items, Items marked as "Final Sale", International sales.
In order to be eligible for an exchange or return the following conditions must be met: 1. The item must be in the same condition that you received it: unworn or unused, with tags, and in its original packaging, 2. Please inspect your order within 3 days of delivery and notify us immediately if the item is damaged, or defective, or if there is an error in your order.
Learn more here about our terms and conditions here: Exchange & Return Policy.