How To Get The Handbag Of Your Dreams (Win!)

December 6, 2020

When goldsmith Ivana Walker couldn’t find the exact handbag she desired (even after perusing the Versace boutique in Italy!) she decided to take matters into her own hands.

After learning the craft of leathermaking in Texas, she returned to Toronto and, in 2018, launched Anavi Designs, creating gorgeous, one-of-a-kind custom bags for clients from her St. Clair storefront (and via video calls with customers across Canada). Perfectly balanced between fashionable and utilitarian, these totes, clutches, cross-bodies, messengers and more take every last detail of a client’s needs, wants and lifestyle—from the items they plan to carry to the materials they wish to use to the right length of chain and style of strapping for maximum comfort—into account.

“We can even incorporate an heirloom or special piece of jewelry into the design to make it special and personal,” Ivana says. “Ultimately, I want everyone to have their own unique bag.”

Anavi’s range also includes collections of pre-created bags that, of course, can be customized upon request. We love the options in the Classic Collection, like the Honey tote ($268), and the colourful vegan hipsacks ($95). And, we’ve been told, there may even be a special collaboration coming with the Toronto Raptors in the near future. —Vita Daily

Win! A $95 Anavi Hipsack!

We have a winner! Congratulations Nadia E. of Toronto, Ontario, who will receive a $95 Anavi Designs hipsack in the colour of their choice!


  1. Cheryl Germain

    December 7th, 2020 at 9:29 am

    With jeans & ankle boots @cfgermain

  2. Debbie Flynn

    December 7th, 2020 at 10:03 am

    I would dress it casual with jeans and t-shirt. @missycat11

  3. Shawna Sanderson

    December 7th, 2020 at 11:34 am

    Black dress pants and a black cold shoulder blouse. @shawna_lawna

  4. Nicole

    December 7th, 2020 at 11:34 am

    Would wear with leggings and a sweater.


  5. Nancy

    December 7th, 2020 at 12:06 pm

    I would wear it with everything!

  6. David Mc

    December 7th, 2020 at 12:44 pm

    It would go straight to my wife who probably would style it with blue jeans and a crisp white blouse. I’m sure to way wrong. IG is @davedranged

  7. Rose Ardanaz

    December 7th, 2020 at 1:15 pm

    For business or casual looks

  8. H. Lyn Cichon

    December 7th, 2020 at 1:17 pm

    These bags are so sharp and you can dress them up and dress them down. I’m a huge fan of a bag to sling across your body too. @lynniebemindful

  9. daniela sborlini

    December 7th, 2020 at 1:20 pm

    such an adorable bag, i would wear with everything especially with a nice black leather pants @danielasborlini

  10. Debbie Kalar

    December 7th, 2020 at 4:58 pm

    @debbiekalar I’d wear it with black boots, black leggings, black bodysuit…and red lips 👄

  11. Stephanie LaPlante

    December 8th, 2020 at 5:30 am

    I would style it exactly like the Red Vegan Raptors Hipsack! So awesome!!


  12. Tabby72

    December 8th, 2020 at 7:02 am

    With jeans and a cozy sweater. @tabby_1972

  13. Suki

    December 8th, 2020 at 8:37 am

    High-waisted blue jeans, black crop top and black booties.

  14. Lillian Briwn

    December 8th, 2020 at 10:44 am

    I would tie a nice colourful short silky scarf to the handles

  15. Christine MacDonald

    December 8th, 2020 at 11:52 am

    I would wear this with my black one piece jumpsuit @kcrmb

  16. Natalie B

    December 8th, 2020 at 1:05 pm

    Love this! Would totally wear this with everything! Jeans and a t-shirt, leggings and an oversized sweater, even a cute dress!


  17. Janet M

    December 8th, 2020 at 3:21 pm

    With a tee and leggings @asherares

  18. Silvia D

    December 8th, 2020 at 4:38 pm

    with some jeans and a nice sweater. @sapphireraynebow

  19. Julie Barrett

    December 8th, 2020 at 6:06 pm

    I would wear it with a long skirt, sandles, tight tank and jean jacket. Thx for the chance to win! Entered on IG as @reviewzbyjewelz

  20. Sara

    December 10th, 2020 at 10:46 am

    Sweater and jeans! Saralefebvre

  21. Chiho

    December 12th, 2020 at 4:10 am

    With my fave moto jacket and long ulle skirt!

  22. cl chin

    December 13th, 2020 at 8:07 am

    jeans and a cute blouse.

  23. Victoria Ess

    December 13th, 2020 at 4:59 pm

    Ankle books and a cozy sweater.

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