This handmade Italian leather crossbody bag is an all around winner: premium quality, light weighted, and multi-functional. But what drew me to this bag even more is the story behind it. Embrazio founder Stephanie Boyles started this leather accessory empire from a simple idea: she needed a convenient place to hold her phone but still look chic at the same time. Over a phone conversation, she shared how she left her full time career to take on the fashion world... with nothing but a soul bursting with passion. Her story moved me deeply, and each time I carry the bag she crafted with care, I am reminded of Stephanie. Her passion breathed life into this bag, and I hope you will love it as much as I do. 

This versatile go anywhere bag also converts into a hip bag by removing the shoulder strap and running a belt through the hidden leather channel in the back. Made of rich capretta leather, naturally containing high levels of lanolin, the Stretta is water resistant and durable. It just gets better looking and softer to the touch with age and wear. Fashion and function are the watch word for this bag as its gusseted sides, zippered pockets, and external leather lined phone sleeve add interest and provide lots of room for everything you need…even that extra large smart phone. Top it off with long eye catching zipper pulls and tie on leather tassel and you’ve got a great daily bag that’s a head turner as well!  

Stephanie Boyles & Scott Schaefer created Embrazio with a simple but very appealing concept in mind… develop authentic high quality leather accessories with design elements to specifically address the needs of a modern lifestyle. Whether it’s the leather lined exterior smart phone sleeve on their Stretta cross body bags, their patented “Curva Curved Belts” or the single-handed nipple rivet closure on their cell phone cases, Embrazio understands how to take the classic and add modern convenience.


  • Small lightweight cross body purse
  • Luxuriously tanned water resistant leather
  • Long adjustable and removable shoulder strap
  • External phone sleeve and raided leather tie on tassel
  • Designed in US and handmade in Leon Mexico

Such an honor to collaborate with Embrazio to showcase how I style this crossbody bag in a cali girl style. Hope you will enjoy this bag as much as I do!