I bought this handbag on a visit to SF
back in 2005
my friend brought me to the shop
April in Paris
owned by Beatrice Amblard
She trained and worked at Hermès
before moving to the US and starting her own brand
I loved the idea of being able to order a
one-of-a-kind bag made by an artisan
of her talents and training
Coincidentally, during my visit
Beatrice was celebrating
her 20th anniversary in business.
Her studio is still on Clement St
but in a larger spot,
now with a school!
would love to go!
Bea's logo is the bee
I have one on my bag