The Raquel Gonzalez brand creates handcrafted luxury handbags for the fearlessly fashionable woman. An innovative style of luxury accessory, that represents all those women that embrace standing out from the crowd. When it comes to making a style statement, nothing speaks louder than the Raquel Gonzalez handbag, that you are carrying. These are the ‘it’ bags that will stand the test of time, and will last you a lifetime.
The brand’s unique and daring creative vision doesn’t settle for short seasonal trends. Timeless fashionable accessories that will last a lifetime. It is Raquel Gonzalez’ mission to create a style that brings back the liberty of self expression.
Raquel Gonzalez, like many other designers, is inspired by elements of daily life: Music, food, life with children, cities, travel, trips, architecture, the wonderful connection and interaction with repeat and potential customers all over the world, a tree full of flowers during the summer or a naked tree during the winter, dancing, movies (Wonder Woman!).
Raquel Gonzalez started off as a self-taught handbag designer and crafter. A year after embarking on the adventure of making her own bags, she attended a handbag making program. The course was at the YMCA in New York City, taught by a tutor, who had graduated from FIT. Later on, Raquel interned at the offices of Rebecca Minkoff, in NYC. Subsequently Raquel moved to Tel Aviv, Israel and joined The Guilda, an academy that specializes in footwear, handbag and accessory design.