Illesteva, The Brand Behind Your Favorite Shades, Is Getting Into the Bag Business

Senior Digital Editor

Founded in 2009, cult favorite eyewear brand Illesteva's graced some pretty famous faces over the past few years—Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Alexa Chung and Rihanna are all big-time fans. Celebrated for its frames' signature rounded lenses and interesting materials (some pairs are crafted from buffalo horn, others from wood), the label was named a CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Finalist in 2012—and now, in 2013, Illesteva's branching out into the bag biz.

The company's debut handbag collection, which includes backpacks, folded-edge clutches, pouches and the coolest camouflage-patterned canteen bag, is now available to purchase online. True to form, the materials are top-notch and exotic (hello, python!)—and such luxury doesn't come cheap, with most styles priced over $1,000. If we had to guess, however, we'd say that these snakeskin carryalls are headed straight for the hands of the sisters Knowles—and wouldn't you like to say that you got yours first?

Click through above to shop some of our favorite items from Illesteva's new bag range, and head to to see all the styles.


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