Rafe Key West Reese Large ToteIt’s all about New York and their never-ending fashion trends and boutiques. I love it. You can go from street to street and see one posh store after another, carrying one-of-a-kind and totally trendy handbags. I have been fortunate enough to be a frequent weekend visitor to New York City for much of my life, and have always checked out the personable unique handbag shops. So I figured, why not feature a possibly less well-known name but a huge style. And that’s why I decided on Rafe New York, which has caught my eye for some years now.

What better way to feature his style than with the Key West Butterfly Signature Print collection, and yes I am partial to the name because, hey, I grew up in South Florida! The Key West Butterfly is the Rafe print for spring 2005. I love the print and I love the styles that are so cleverly named after hot celebs (I’m sure one will be named after me soon ;-) ) The pattern is shown on Italian cotton canvas, trimmed with shiny leather. Other features include outside pockets that use zippers or magnetic snap closures. The Reese Large Tote is available in white, yellow and blue and runs around $350. Best part is the bag is a good enough size to carry around ample goodies (15.75″ x 10″ x 5.5″).

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