ARE SPECIALIZES IN LEATHER BAGS THAT ARE MINIMAL, DISTINCT AND TIMELESS. THE COMPANY WAS ESTABLISHED IN 2012 BY CECILIA BORDARAMPÉ, A LOS ANGELES BASED DESIGNER. SHE IS A GRADUATE OF THE SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO WHERE SHE CONCENTRATED IN TEXTILE ARTS, PHOTOGRAPHY AND ART HISTORY.

THE ARE NAME WAS INSPIRED BY THE PLURAL AND PRESENT TENSE FORM OF THE VERB TO "BE."  ITS EXISTENTIAL IMPLICATION RELATES TO THE OBJECTS WE CHOOSE TO ADORN AND SURROUND OURSELVES WITH DAILY.

ARE BAGS ARE MADE BY HAND IN LOS ANGELES, CA. ARE SOURCES MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES FROM LOCAL FAMILY OWNED MANUFACTURERS AND BUSINESSES IN LOS ANGELES.  AN EYE TOWARD MINIMAL WASTE IS KEY IN THE PRODUCTION OF ARE BAGS

LEATHER AND CANVAS CARE

PREVENTATIVE WATER/STAIN-REPELLENT SPRAY IS RECOMMENDED TO PROTECT THE LEATHER PRODUCTS.  HOWEVER, LEATHER ACQUIRES CHARACTER WITH USE OVER TIME. DON'T BE AFRAID TO MAKE YOUR MARK.