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Cuyana Weekender

Weekend Getaway with Cuyana
September 3, 2013
By , Executive Editor


When it comes to travel, this we know: You’re only as good as your bag. You’ve trekked across the Andes with two weeks’ worth of gear strapped to your back. You’ve stepped off a helicopter in St. Tropez with no less than three Globe-Trotters in tow. But what about the in-between journeys – a weekend in the Hamptons or Big Sur? For those, there’s the Cuyana Weekender Bag.

Cuyana is a new San Francisco-based e-commerce brand that designs environmentally and socially conscious accessories and vacation wear. But don’t expect hemp and tie-dye; the company’s “beauty in simplicity” style is evident in each of its elegant capsule collections. From the handsome canvas and leather Weekender Bag we love so much to the perfect Panama hat and baby alpaca Peruvian scarf, Cuyana’s timeless pieces will style you around the world and back.

Karla Gallardo and Shilpa Shah founded Cuyana as one of the first e-commerce brands that believes in quality and meaning over quantity and impulse. Gallardo, a native of Ecuador, wanted to provide a platform for artists and artisans to showcase their work. Shah was inspired by her Indian ancestors’ tradition of passing treasures through generations. Each collection is designed, sourced, and manufactured one country at a time.

Cuyana embraces the “Lean Closet” movement, allowing you to fulfill a desire for fewer, better things and to give back in the process. For every item purchased, you’ll get a postage-paid reusable bag in which you can send a piece of gently worn clothing from your own closet back to the company. Cuyana will donate the item to a partner charity and you’ll receive a $10 credit toward your next purchase. That’s guilt-free shopping as it’s meant to be.

Where Will You Take Your Cuyana Weekender?

Galavante has teamed up with Cuyana to give away a Weekender Bag to one lucky traveler. Just Like our Galavante Facebook page and upload an original photo of where you’d like to take your Weekender to enter. The photo with the most votes wins! Also, be sure to sign up at Cuyana.com/Galavante to receive $10 off your first Cuyana purchase.

(All photos courtesy of Cuyana)