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Cha Cha Handbags

by CH Contributor in Style on 11 November 2009

by Stephanie Miles

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Handmade and mostly one-off leather handbags, headbands and belts have Canadians buzzing about Cha Cha, a new eco-friendly accessories label created by young designer Lori Chalmers. From Ostrich-print hip bags to woven totes made out of salvaged leather, the purses in Chalmers' line look as individual and unique as the women wearing them.

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After losing her job in graphic design, Chalmers channeled her passion into a profession, designing the handbags out of her native Toronto and turning her former hobby turned full-on operation.

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Each Cha Cha product reflects the personal attention and forethought Chalmers puts into her collection with creative details like custom hardware and quality construction throughout, from stitching to fabric lining.

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Chalmers adds to her collection as she finds inspiration, releasing new handbags and accessories frequently. Purses span $70-355, while accessories start at $40 for Bow Headband to $115 for the Elizabeth Belt. All sell online from the Cha Cha website or Etsy.

See more images after the jump.

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