B. Prince is excited to announce that we will host an exclusive B. May trunk show. This is no ordinary trunk show. For the month of August, there will be a B. May store within our store! We will be featuring an outstanding selection of never before seen handbags, totes, clutches and more in her famous leathers and skins.
Barbara May began her journey by handcrafting zipper bags as a hobby. Today, she finds her inspiration from art and her line consists of beautiful unstructured handbags with a focus on texture and simplicity. May states, “It’s all done by hand and we work as a team.”
To design the bags, May skips pencil and paper, or even computer design programs. Instead, she’s completely hands-on.
“I’m inspired by the materials,” she said. “I can’t even do a mock-up in paper or fabric; it’s not the same. I have to actually work with the leathers, kind of like a seamstress drapes fabric. I try to keep my shapes simple and highlight the materials.”
She travels to Italy twice a year to attend leather shows, where she buys a wide range of goods, from the skins that will be used for B. May Bags’ own embossed cowhide to other exotic materials.