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Brand To Watch: RÉNA IMAN, Luxury Handbags With A Purse

Rena Iman Clutches

One of my favorite handbag vloggers, Minks4All, posted an Instagram Story a few months ago with a bag charm featuring a small gem. I loved its simplicity and looked up the brand, RÉNA IMAN. I was inspired by the design, and more importantly, the cause each bag and bag charm supports:  stopping domestic violence.

RÉNA IMAN is a socially-conscious luxury brand that makes luxury affordable, simultaneously joining the fight to end domestic violence and provide aid to its countless victims. A percentage of every purchase goes back to a local and national charity to collectively help change the lives of women and stop violence against women.

RÉNA IMAN handcrafted leather goods are designed by an amazing woman, Reana Muhammad.  When I spoke with Reana over email about her first hand experience working with domestic violence survivors, she said, “Seeing how resources were limited to low income families a lot of them gave up on trying to leave and lived in fear for years to just keep a roof over there heads.” She knew she had to do something to help.  “I never wanted another women to have to face death before she was able to walk away for her abuser. ”

To help this very serious cause, RÉNA IMAN donates to the Virginia statewide coalition for domestic violence and sexual assault, and a national domestic violence and sexual assault charity.

Each product has been named after a strong female figure in her life. The handbags are minimal and classic with simple, sleek lines. Each bag charm is chosen by the customer for a personalized touch using semi-precious stones.

This is a cause I care a lot about because I was a victim of domestic violence over 10 years ago; I went to a local domestic violence resource center and they helped me find the support I needed.

Luxury with a purpose is something I can get behind.

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The RÉNA IMAN Collection:

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Hadoro Luxury Tech Accessories

Tech lover? Got €590 to drop on headphones? Obsessed with exotic leathers and handcrafted accessories? Allow me to introduce you to Hadoro.

Aren’t these beautiful!?

These AirPods Case by Hadoro are handcrafted by a team of expert craftsmen at the company’s atelier in Besançon, France with genuine American alligator, each with a sleek H emblem made from stainless steel. The earphones are finished with a highly durable, scratch-resistant black coating.

Hadoro Black carbon Alligator Case for iPhone X Stainless Steel

Hadoro Black Carbon Alligator iPhone X Case—€340.00 EUR

Hadoro Black Alligator Finger Case for iPhone X

Hadoro Black Alligator Finger Case for iPhone X—€400.00 EUR

Hadoro Black Calfskin Grained Leather Case for iPhone X

Hadoro Black Calfskin Grained Case for iPhone X — €99.00 EUR


Hadoro Paris

About Hadoro

Founded in 2012 in Paris, Hadoro is a brand specializing in luxury high-end tech and leather products. As the leading atelier in luxury technology, the company designs, sources, and crafts luxury tech accessories.

Hadoro specializes in custom iPhone covers and accessories that are handmade at the company’s atelier in Besançon, France with luxe materials such as alligator, 18-carat gold and VVS diamonds, titanium, and fine leathers.

What strikes me about Hadoro is their design and appreciation for luxury materials. Maybe l just haven’t noticed it before, but I’ve never seen custom AirPod cases—especially not in exotic skins. I appreciate good design, especially involving these difficult to use materials.

The prices are in-line with other luxury goods, especially for exotic skins. I’d compare these with Hermes pieces for their hand-crafted, custom look. That said, I know it’s exorbitant to spend $400 on a phone case for your $1000 iPhone but if that’s what’s you want to do, go for it. They’d look nice in a Himalayan Croc Birkin… Just don’t forget to donate to local charity too.

Right now, Hadoro accessories are available at several Barney’s locations in the US and various stores throughout Europe.   What do you think of these? Crazy? Awesome?