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Founded by self-taught designer Valerie Blaise, Vavvoune (Pronounced vav•une) is a leather bag and accessories brand based in Brooklyn, New York. Introducing passionately made pieces intended to cue emotion. Curiosity,  Individuality, and moments of nostalgia open the door to inspiration. 

All of our designs are born and elaborated in our studio/showroom. When designs are ready to be constructed, we work one on one with our trusted team of mindful craftsmen and women in New York City’s garment district. Keeping our design codes in mind, we recycle back into fashion high-quality Italian leathers abandoned by ultra-luxury brands. On the same hand, sourcing all of our materials thoroughly and thoughtfully, keeping quality a priority. 

Our aim is to ground negative narratives on leather and give our customers a safe space and knowledge to reconsider their relationship with it. 


Vavvoune originated from a nickname Valerie’s relatives gave her growing up in Haiti, not wanting a treasured name to be only a memory, its nostalgia was rebirthed.