Free SpiritLeather messenger bag
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Backpack: 39 cm H x 30 cm W x 15 cm D
Backpack: 15.25" H x 11.75" W x 6" D
Shoulder strap: 1.32 m L x 0.06 m W
Shoulder strap: 4.3 ft. L x 0.2 ft. W
Straps: 76 cm L x 3 cm W
Straps: 30" L x 1.2" W
- Leather with zamac fixtures. Cotton and polyester lining
"I believe today's fashions require innovative and daring designs, and this is what I aim to do with my work."
"Hola! I'm Ricardo from the state of Guanajuato, which is well known for quality leather work. I've always loved to design, even as a boy, but I decided to study business administration. I took several jobs as a student, always related with leather products such as shoes and handbags. My job was in the promotions area, mainly in specialized fairs.
"Being in contact with all the different customers gave me the opportunity to listen to their ideas, and work on new designs together with them. Eventually my passion for design resurfaced and I decided to venture on my own, creating my own lines.
"That was 10 years ago, and now I have a little workshop and I have gained a lot of experience. I have developed an artistic sensibility for contemporary fashion trends, which I transmit through my designs.
"I believe today's fashions require innovative and daring designs, and this is what I aim to do with my work. I have gathered a team of artists, experts in the field, and together we share old and new techniques while working.
"I start by selecting the type of leather. Once I have settled on a particular design, I cut the leather as desired, and then proceed to sew it into shape. Sometimes I include a firm middle lining to help preserve the shape. I add the straps, zipper or button closure, and all the brass fixtures are made in Mexico.
"I combine tradition and vanguard in my designs, creating practical accessories that are proudly made by Mexican hands."
Latest update from Ricardo:
"I have been part of Novica's great family for many years now, and I remember well how, before I joined them, I went from door to door to boutiques and small businesses trying to convince owners that my leather creations were of a high value, because of their handcrafted nature. I often met people who did not value what handcrafted meant. Now, through Novica, I have been able to return to those same shops, demonstrating to them that my products are indeed valuable, and that they sell well in many countries! Thanks to Novica, I count on a steady income from my sales. This enables me to organize myself better and plan ahead. It also helps me have a good working relationship with suppliers and the assistants who now work with me. We are all links in a chain built through time, experience, and the desire to do things well. Novica is like a window to the world, but it is also a home in which we artists and artisans can come together, breathe culture, and preserve our roots. I feel how my fellow Novica artisans influence me, and how such influence generates a synergy of creative ideas that inspire us all."
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Evansville, IN - USA
Excellent workmanship and at a great price. I have been wanting a bag to carry that wasn't so feminine, as it is still a little odd for some parts of the USA for men to carry bags (unlike Europe where I'm from). This is a perfect solution.I am able to carry what I need through the day for teaching classes, plus am able to carry my iPad and other small devices as well. Thanks for the great work Ricardo!
I ordered this beautiful bag yesterday and it was delivered today, and it is more beautiful than I could have imagined. Quality craftsmanship, and simply gorgeous. My new favorite handbag. Thank you!!
Leather briefcase, 'Elite' -This was given as a graduation gift. I checked many different websites for a sturdy briefcase and this one by Ricardo Hinojosa was by far the best for a very reasonable price! It is well made with strong stitching and finished edges. My husband has experience in leather-work and he was very pleased with the fine detailing. Its multi-fuctional and will be used for many years to come. I would buy from Ricardo again.
The Urban Brown hobo bag is fantastic (x3) and is everything I've been looking for both daily use and travel. It was a pleasure to ""move in"" to this bag. Thank you, Mr. Hinojosa!
Arlington, Texas USA
Received the petite blue butterfly bag . . . much nicer than picture. The inside and handles are soft blue suede. The leather dying is really nice. The bag has great workmanship. Thank you! And Novica - I ordered this late on the evening of 4/11. The order was shipped 4/15 and I was opening the package in the morning on 4/19. Well packaged and so fast. Thank you, too.
Lenoir City Tennessee USA
Dear Mr. Hinojosa, The back pack arrived in perfect condition and I am so thrilled with it. It is expertly crafted and very comfortable to wear. I also am happy with the amount of cargo space it has. Thank you so much and I look forward to your new products in the future. Amy
In searching for a leopard print bag I stumbled across this website. I ordered a suede handbag by Ricardo Hinojosa in Mexico. Three days later it arrived in the UK by DHL. My amazement continued as I unwrapped the several layers of beautiful packaging to reveal a most stunning and striking handbag. The design is incredibly original and the craftsmanship faultless. I feel priviliged to now own it. My heartfelt thanks to the artist and for the excellent service throughout.
I want to send an email message to Ricardo Hinojosa regarding a suggestion. Would you make the Wild West handbag that costs $179.99 in two-tone leather, honey brown with black highlights? I think this would be a striking handbag and I'm sure you'd sell lots of them. Please advise. Sincerely, M.J. Stauner
I received my beautiful bag yesterday, the black ""Urban Legend"". It was beautifully presented and it is wonderfully made. I like it so much, that I just ordered another, the ""Western Casual"". Thank you, Ricardo! Cheryl
Southeastern Wisconsin, USA
I finally got the leather bag I mentioned as wanting in my profile!!! After years of looking longingly at the Novica bags I selected the ""Trendsetter"" by Ricardo Hinojosa. I could not be happier! It is impossible to describe how incredible this bag is in EVERY way. The leather is...is...I can't even tell you. The quality is amazing. Soft, beautiful and substantial. The detailing, interior organization, strap length, absolutely everything, is perfect. The packaging was even impressive! I love my new bag and can't believe after receiving it that it didn't cost 3 times more. Ricardo is indeed a very talented individual, and after all of the compliments I receive, I will gladly send more business his way! Thank you very much Ricardo! You made my birthday special.
I looked EVERYWHERE in the Dallas, TX, area for a black leather backpack that met my style, but could not find one anywhere. I ordered one from Novica made by Ricardo Hinojosa...received it approximately 10 days later (thru regular shipping) and absolutely LOVE IT!!! The packaging was superb (almost too pretty to open), the quality of the bag is excellent, and it is exactly what I couldn't find elsewhere. Thank you!!!
I just received my Christmas present to myself The Chocolate Rose handbag. I am so very pleased with the product and the timely way that it was received, I am so very glad that I ordered from Novica and will let my friends know about the website. Thanks again, Happy Holidays
I am thrilled with the craftsmanship of Ricardo Hinojosa's 'Wild West' purse that my husband purchased for my birthday! When the package arrived and I unwrapped it and saw the workmanship that went into it, I was extremely pleased! I was also very happy to see embellishments on the back of the purse. I love it, it was just what I was looking for. Excellent design and artistry! I am sure I will be back for more of Ricardo Hinojosa's talented work! Thank You so much!
I love my musk wood bag. The green suede with the rustic brown leather are perfect together. Its original yet basic. Thank you.
Mr Hinojosa's ""Grand Central"" handbag first caught my eye with it's aesthetically pleasing lines. ('Tea Time"" is similar) The handle incorporated into the design, with the 'negative space' between the handle and pouch is delightful! My husband's eye was immediately drawn to the quality of leather and workmanship when I showed him my purchase. I am thankful for Ricardo Hinojosa's creative gift.
I just received my bag today! It is lovely! The quality of the leather and the craftsmanship give the bountiful bag a vintage feel and look. The packaging was lovely as well! I am happy to have been able to support Ricardo's work. I hope to buy more bags in the future.
Grand Prairie, TX/USA
Ricardo, Your work is beautiful and functional. Please keep making bags with ROSES for ""little"" women! Ship time was incredible. Thank you! Tina
I am picky, demanding, and oh-so-fussy about handbags, but when I opened my new bag from this artist I was immediately in love! The leather is a tactile delight: rich, sumptuous, substantial. Can't wait to carry this piece. Note to artist: please consider designing handbags with silver hardware for those of us who prefer white metals.
I received my Old West handbag yesterday and I was beyond happy when I opened the box. It is very well made and the leather is substantial. I truly think this bag could last forever and I am very hard on them. I would love to see this bag in a two tone with the background leather a lighter shade than the decorative trim. I would happily buy it. I examined the bag carefully and there was not a broken or missed stitch anywhere. I already have another bag made by Ricardo picked out for my next purchase (birthday), but for now I will enjoy this beauty I just received. I will be the envy of my cowgirl friends. Thank you so much Ricardo gracious!
I received my second Ricardo bag ""Sporty Chic"" today and I am pleased beyond belief. Once again it is a home-run and I love everything about it from the soft leather and superb construction to the interior pockets. I like it every bit as much as my ""Wild West"" bag. This could get addicting!! I love having something truly unique that I will not see all over the place, it is a true designer work of art! Thank you Ricardo!! I will be the envy of all my gal pals! Keep them coming! I already have another picked out !
I purchased a leather messenger bag as a Christmas gift. It's beautifully made and my dear friend was so happy to receive it. He is carrying it everywhere he goes and is constantly complimented on it. I highly recommend this artist's work. I could not find anything as reasonably priced and functional here.
The purse, Mocha Suprise, arrived today and I love it! It is beautifully crafted, so pretty and feminine. Thank you!
From the quick delivery to the beautiful packaging and wrapping I am impressed! My heart truly skipped when I opened the bag to find my new purse- Chocolate Rose. The picture shown here is beautiful but not near as beautiful as the real thing! Very nice, and the craftsmanship is very clean. A new treasure I add to my lifelong leather handbag collection. :) My heart smiles with the blessings shared by Ricardo. Peace,
I just received my ""Chocolate Rose"" leather purse today. It is absolutely perfect. The beautiful packaging was an added bonus. I looked a long time before I stumbled upon the NOVICA site and Mr. Hinojosa. This was my first purchase. Mr. Hinojosa is definitely a talented artist and quality craftsman.
I LOVE 'Grand Central' bag that I was made by Mr. Hinojosa -- thank you so much for making such a wonderful wearable piece of art! It has immediately become my favorite handbag. The texture is amazing: it's so velvety and soft! The bag is very accurately made and looks amazing! I am very, very pleased! Thank you, Mr. Hinojosa!
I recently purchased the Leather backpack, 'Weathered in Honey Brown', from this artist, and it was even more beautiful when it arrived. I must have dug through hundreds of websites looking for a leather backpack when I fell upon this one. The craftsmanship is phenomenal and it is a work of art unto itself. I had big shoes to fill, being a replacement for one that was taken from me 2 years ago, and it has more than filled those shoes. I will use this until it can be used no more.""
Ricardo Hinojosa is truly a gifted artisan and craftsman. My first purchase was Ricardo's, ""Travel Notes Briefcase."" This bag has multiple applications. It can be used as a briefcase, an overnight bag, or simply a tote bag! This bag has attracted a lot of attention and many compliments! I highly recommend it! This bag caught my attention immediately because of its attention unique design and detail. The color of the leather does differ slightly from the photo, I didn't find this a problem. The leather is rich, smooth brown, studs decorating the front, flap and pockets. The bottom of the bag is complemented by five studs, one at each corner, a center stud for the balance.This bag can be used as a briefcase, there's enough room for a 15"" laptop and accessories. Alternatively, simply as a stylish tote when you're out and about. The two outer pockets on the front are roomy and secure. There a rear slit in the rear of the bag, forming a roomy pocket large enough to accommodate folders, or files. The fold over flap has a unique strap and buckle design adding security to the design. Lifting up the strap you open the bag by pressing Ina locking tab. Once this tab is opened, you will find a zipper which opens the bags' main compartment. The inner compartment is fully lined, containing a zipper pocket on the rear wall and two slit top compartments on the front wall. The shoulder straps are 1"" wide and 24.4"" in length. These straps are a comfortable fit for shoulder carry. This is one bag that really has several functions!
Ricardo, you are a gifted artist and a wonderful craftsman! Your attention to detail is impeccable and innovative designs are truly unique! I purchased your ""Travel Notes Briefcase,"" it's a stunning piece and a work of art. I was drawn to the photos on the NOVICA site but the bag is more impressive in person! I was taken with it immediately out of the box! Every time I use, I always receive compliments. This bag is much more than a ""briefcase."" To date, I've used it as an overnight bag and a tote bag. The room in this bag is phenomenal! The leather is a smooth rich brown, the brass studs give this bag character. I love the two front pockets which are really roomy and secured by the ""lockets"" hidden beneath the buckle. The buckle securing the top of the bag is also complimented by another ""locket"" under the buckle. The addition of these ""lockets"" make it easy to access the main compartment and front pockets as well as adding security. The shoulder straps balance this bag and are extremely comfortable. Thank you for creating a wonderful item! I will be purchasing more of your bags soon, and I've recommended your work to my family friends and colleagues!
I love my new leather backpack ""Liquorice"". I've been through two nylon fabric backpacks in the past six months - they just don't seem to last for me - so I thought I would try natural leather. ""Liquorice"" seems to be really well constructed with quality leather and strong stitching. The bottom has tiny little 'feet' (metal button studs) to stop it getting worn away from resting or dragging on the ground. The inside is nicely lined and the size and placement of pockets is perfect. The entire design is both stylish and practical, and I consider this purchase to have been really excellent value for money. I am confident that this backpack will be the first one in a long time where I'll be satisfied with its lifespan. And it looks great! Thank you Ricardo.
I purchased a bag for my father on his birthday for him to use for work/school. He absolutely loved it which makes me love as well...and with what he uses it for I am surprised it still looks like a new bag. Great quality and clean style with a vintage undertone that leather sometimes provides is why I think he still uses it. Thank you so much for your work!
I have never been more happy with a bag than I am with Ricardo's bag. I find myself staring at it! It's a work of art!
I love this artist and all of his leather goods. High Quality material is used in all of his works of art.
I just received the Honey Hoops handbag. I am so overwhelmed by the packaging and the handbag I don't know where to begin. While it was a gift from a friend, I knew it was coming, so was pleasantly surprised by the presentation when I opened the box. The bag was gift wrapped with a beautiful bow; inside the gift wrapping were several layers of tissue paper, in which was wrapped the bag inside of a roomy dust cover/storage bag. When I pulled the handbag from the storage bag, it took my breath away. The leather is unbelievably beautiful! I have some nice leather bags, but this one is a work of art! The leather is supple, the color is rich, the construction is flawless - there are not enough words to say how pleased I am with this bag! I love the fact that I have something unique and handcrafted. Thank you, Mr. Hinojosa for this gorgeous piece, and thank you, Novica, for supporting Mr. Hinojosa and all the artisans.
I bought the wallet for my fiance, who was carrying an old, old wallet. He loved it! It's just so well made and it makes me feel good that I'm supporting a craftsman. Thanks!
Woo-Hoo! I'm so excited. My beautiful bag ""bountiful"" just arrived. I'm in love. The workmanship is stunning! It's flawless! I usually switch out handbags on a daily basis, however, with this one, I think I'm going to marry this one and carry it with me always. Thank you Ricardo, well done!
Honey Brown Mexico Leather Art Handbag Purse arrived today ! I was very impressed with your craftsmanship and the design of the handbag ! My husband was impressed with the handbag. The handbag is a one of a kind -- which I will be noticed wearing ! Thank you for being with Novica! Jennifer in MS.
Stafford, Virginia, United States
Hola Ricardo, I just received your gorgeous bag in the mail! It is indeed bountiful! I'm a busy working mom and a teacher. I need something that I can bring everywhere and be able to toss all my stuff in. This handles all my necessities and looks great with any outfit! I am so impressed by the quality and work that went into making it. I will wear it with pride and tell everyone about Novica Mexico! I do have one question, what do you recommend I use to take care of the leather? Should I condition it regularly? I've never had such a nice bag and want to take care of it. Thank you for your work! Erin
I bought the large backpack for my husband's birthday -- I haven't given it to him yet but I opened it up to take a peek... absolutely gorgeous! Every details looks handcrafted and high-quality, it is a breathtaking satchel. I guarantee he will love it.
Absolutely love, love and love my brown leather shoulder bag. The quality of this item is of one of the highest standards I have ever seen and how nice was the bag packed. I have had this bag for approximately 4 weeks now and have received many compliments with friends asking where did I find such an item that is unusual in its design especially in my country. A very big thank you to you Ricardo.
Dear Mr. Hinojosa, I just opened the beautiful package, with my leather shoudlerbag. I am SO Pleased!!!! It is lovely and I promise to promote you and Novica as much as I can. Cyndee
Beautifully crafted satchel with wonderful, buttery leather. Thank you.
I had to let you know how much i LOVE my Bountiful Handbag! It was a Christmas gift to myself and it is perfect. I am very particular about my purses, and i have found one that i will be using for a very long time. The quality of the work and the leather is top of the line. The leather is so soft and I am sure it will age well. The purse is perfect -- it has 3 zipper compartments, which I love for keeping things secure and safe. There are 2 outside pockets that also zip close and are perfect for my keys and cell phone. Absolutely beautiful!!!
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Sir, I received your bracelet "" Honey Braid"". It is very nice! Thank you for sharing your talents with the world! Sincerely, Mr. Lawrie Kowalski, Edmonton, Canada
I purchased the ""Golden Days"" leather handbag from Ricardo Hinojosa. This is the 2nd handbag I have purchased from him. His work is worth EVERY penny you pay for it! Everywhere I go, I receive compliments on the 1st handbag I purchased. I'm sure the same will happen for the 2nd bag I received today 5/28/13. I know the investment I made in both of the handbags crafted by Ricardo are worth it and will last me for a very long time. There truly beautiful! Plus you can't help but appreciate/love the true leather smell...... He is by far one of my FAVORITE Craftsman with Novica! Take Care :)
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