Vere Verto is Paige Smith and Consuelo Chozas. Our handbags are born out of our designer Paige's experience while biking around San Francisco’s pockmarked and trolleyed streets. Paige spent years dreaming up a solution to her bedeviled commute, but it took moving to Los Angeles, a fashion melting pot for her ideas to take shape. There she met Consuelo, the fireball Argentine-American entrepreneur who knows the business of leather like the back of her hand.
Paige’s design philosophy is ever-present in this handbag collection—stripped down to essentials, Vere Verto designs celebrate detail, flawless functionality and, most of all, vehement rejection of frill. Consuelo travels the world over in search of the best of the best, such as ancient tanneries in the Spanish Castilla region and boisterous metal hardware workshops in northern Italy.
The combination of our dual skills ensures the highest quality in design, functionality and materials. We are thrilled to share Vere Verto with you after a year of perfecting our designs. We hope it fills a need that you never knew you needed, just like it did for us.