Filed under: Handbags
Luxist: Tell us about the gun holster.
Zara Terez: Well, I actually saw a gun holster, and I thought it would be a really cool idea to make it into a handbag. It's good to go out with, and for mommies who have little kids, they can carry around their diaper bag and have their cell phone and their credit cards [in the holster]. And actually, my sister said that it's really good for exercising, like, you need a bag you can run around with.
L: So you are manufacturing them?
ZT: I am, everything's made here in New York City.
L: Is that suede?
ZT: This is suede, and we also have it in pebbled leather. All the leather comes from Italy; I bring it in.
L: Excellent, and how much does one cost?
ZT: $125. It's really, really fun, we have it in multiple colors, and you can use it day or night -- it's perfect for everything.
L: Tell us a little bit about these other materials you're using,
ZT: Everything is leather. Embossed snake, embossed croc, and what I love to do is, I make sure that there's always a ...
L (discovering the inside of a feathered bag): There are sequins in here!
ZT: Yeah! There's always a splash of surprise in each one. There's a surprise in every bag. It's really all about you, and what represents you as a person.
L: So, where do you get your inspiration?
ZT: My friends, my family, New York City as a whole. [The bags] are all named for different places in New York City. My holster's actually called 14th Precinct, which is the precinct in the garment district.
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