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Carlos Falchi, a Brazilian born but New York based designer, began his work in the 1970s making leather clothing for musicians like Patti Smith, Miles Davis, Tina Turner and Mick Jagger. It was Geraldine Stutz at Henri Bendel, two well respected retailers, who encouraged Mr. Falchi to focus his energy on designing handbags. Now, Falchi is best known for his variety of exquisite handbags that have an artistic edge and that include the skins from python, alligator, and caiman. In addition to his handbags, Falchi is able to customize accessories by color, skin, size, and type. The opportunities are endless. Falchi is one of the last maker of leather goods in New York and has been recognized for being an outstanding craftsman. In 2004, Falchi received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Accessories Council of America and the Independent Handbag Designs of America in 2007. In addition to his awards, some of Falchiā€™s finest designs have been placed in the permanent collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. His inventive designs have secured him a place as one of the most innovative, influential, and unrivaled designers of our time.