Nannacay – from the Aymara word for sisterhood – was founded by Marcia Kemp and her slogan for the brand is “creative hands transforming lives.” Inspired by her travels around the globe, the collection includes bags that have been hand-woven by a single craftsman. Her bags took over Instagram feeds in seconds thanks to those colourful pom poms. We are always on the hunt for great beach bags but it is not so easy to find "the one". For some reason they are either not the greatest quality, too boring or too crazy. Finally, after good research around two years ago we found the brand that was creating the perfect woven beach bags and not only. The collection offers a variety of bags that can accommodate anyone's style and needs. The bags come in multiple colors, forms and sizes but the Nannacay vibe is always present. Style influencers Pandora Sykes, Gisele Bundchen and Man Repeller are fans.
Apart from the style, behind Nannacay is a great cause. Marcia Kemp actually created both a brand and a social project. She has transformed the lives of incredible female artisans from Peru, by giving them jobs and an opportunity to become independent. Each item that you get from Nannacay is handmade and in addition you get a tag with the name of a woman who created your unique piece. If that is not amazing, we do not know what is.
Let's look at our favourite Nannacay pieces from Marble Hive and see how you can style them.
Joana is a prefect bag for someone who is looking for something timeless, minimalist yet still unique. The size is perfect if you like taking a few magazines, a beauty pouch and a bottle of water to the beach, you can even easily fit a towel. With Joana tote you really cannot go wrong and it will be your companion for many summers to come. This model is also a classic with Nannacay, every season they release different colours. We chose the black pom pom model, to offer an option with which you can never go wrong no matter what is your style.
Luly Burgundy Tote can also be considered as a classic and timeless piece but with a bit more color pop than the Joana tote. We chose a classic Burgundy color because it is always tasteful and elegant. Luly features the iconic Nannacay pom pom tassels on each side of the handles. Luly is the same size as Joana, which makes it a perfect bag to fit your magazines, summer books, all the beauty essentials and even a towel if needed.
Maldives tote comes in two sizes, large as pictured below and mini as we offer in Green and Pink. We would say that Maldives model is the most modern option out of the large totes because it is so easy to style it for any occasion. This is a bag that you can definitely pull out wearing in a the city as well as on the beach. We always encourage our customers to be creative with styling of their Marble Hive pieces. Below we see Maldives styled with jeans and a blouse and we are loving it! As for the color, we thought for a bigger model a color like purple would look best as its not too flashy and can be both modern, classic and colourful.
Next up is Baby Maldives, the cute sister of the larger model. For smaller models we chose colours that would be more fun and pop out. Again Maldives model is an easy one to style and the colourful pom poms will get you many compliments because those pom poms are just the cutest. For ladies who don't like taking many items to the beach and like smaller bags in general, well than this baby is for you. Our pink model unfortunately sold out already, but we still have a few pieces left in Green. This bag is truly a perfect eye candy accessory.
Last but not least, another one of our favourite summer bags for ladies who like even more options. Roge is designed in a box style which features a lid and a tassel of orange pom poms. In addition it has a long removable strap giving you an option to wear it as a crossbody or simply hanging on the shoulder as you can see pictured below. So it's up to you to change and style it in any way possible. The size is also big enough to fit a sunscreen, wallet and even a small camera. This model is also perfect for short trips for when you just need one bag that does it all and fits in anywhere.