Clemence Goudard, owner and designer of Good People

 

Looking for a handbag that’s perfect for resort wear and travel – something that is light, chic, and won’t break the bank so you can buy it in more than one color? Not surprisingly I found it at a PopUp shop at a stylish Mykonos themed party at Villa Azur restaurant.

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The brand is Good People, whose owner and designer, Clemence Goudard, came from a well pedigreed fashion background including Celine and Alberta Ferretti . The handbags come in clutch and shoulder bag models and are made of all natural materials — raffia, silk and cotton.

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They’re in oh so handsome, rich solid colors, tweed like patterns, and stripes. Think royal blue, tangerine, grey, lipstick red, chartreuse, cream, and many more. Some feature a striking striped band that runs through the center of the handbag.

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Quality clasps are  gold plated and carefully made so as to not tarnish. And the best yet, they’re made by hand in Madagascar by the woman farmers of  Ambatolampy . Clemence discovered the women in her travels through East Africa and wanted to help them earn a living, thus the brand’s name — Good People. Prices range from  $110 to $260.

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They’re sold at leading boutiques in Paris and Biarritz  and online at www.goodpeople.fr, and have been featured in Elle and Marie France. She plans to do more popups in Miami.



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