It is the kind of name best said through clenched teeth and with a jutting jaw: Bunny & Chad. Handbag designer Rebecca Ryan, who was inspired by the casual elegance of the style of Cape Cod and Nantucket, wanted the name to capture the resort lifestyle, so she chose a moniker that would invoke images of a preppy New England couple. The UM grad left a job in finance to pursue her hobby of designing fun, casual purses. I got tired of spending hundreds on the it bag, says Ryan. So she began creating cute and casual carryalls made with printed cotton fabric and grosgrain ribbon ties. I use a lot of fun colors and patterns, she adds. The bags range in price from $68 for a small to $88 for a large. Meet the designer and pick up a new bag tonight from 6:30 to 8:30 at the Gilded Hand, 165 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Call 305-442-1445, or visit www.thegildedhand.com.
Thu., June 29