Wendy Stevens' early inspiration for her fabulous handbags came from her fascination with the sheet metal in phone booths, elevators and construction sites in NYC where she started her business on the lower east side in the early 1980s. She hand produces each jewel-like piece herself. These handbags are tough, yet easy to care for and look exceptionally smart with any outfit. They are designed to hold just the essentials, but do we really need more? For collectible accessories, as evidenced by the Tassenmuseum in the Netherlands which owns four of her handbags in their permanent collection, they are well worth the investment.