Not going to sugar-coat it, I am a bonafide Senreve fan.
From that serendipitous chat over the Senreve platform with one of its founders (Wendy), to the research and peruse of various press coverage on the this fashion start-up, I had become an instant admirer of the brand.
The initial captivation is the simple style. It is chic, functional, and minimalist in brand logo.
And the quality of the leather is impeccable. It is sleek, sturdy, and feels luxurious. Not to mention the craftsmanship is superb.
With these qualities, the price is fair considering they use the same Italian factories that high-end established fashion houses use. And with each purchase, you also have the peace of mind because what you pay for comes with a lifetime warranty and a responsive and caring team of customer service.
The brand Senreve
Senreve is a company founded by two amazing women. They are not fashion designers nor do they have an accessories creative background. They do not even have degrees in design.
Instead they have impressive accolades in in Ivy-league schools and experience in the corporate industry.
And when they set out to create this perfect handbag, they knew due diligence in understanding what women on the go really need is an absolute prerequisite. Gathering this knowledge is no small feat, but it would help to create a product that can distinguish itself from the other luxury brands - a handbag that can combine elegance and utilitarian functionality.
According to their interview with the San Francisco chronicle, the Senreve founders Coral Chung and Wendy Wen came up with a few dozen sketches. Then they tested prototypes with hundreds of women in their network.
The result is the Maestra, a multi-functional, stunning,and innovative design bag that perfectly caters to the needs of busy and on-the-go individuals.
Another design is the Senreve Doctor Bag. It is a boxy-style satchel that can also be worn as a cross-body or held as a tote.
What does Senreve mean?
Senreve is an portmanteau, derived from the French words for “sense” and “dream”.
The brand proudly relates their purpose:
"Our brand is built upon the coexistence of dichotomies: everyday and fantasy, tradition and innovation, design and versatility—creating an elevated experience that defies trade-offs.
We believe women are multifaceted and can have it all—no compromise necessary.”
Their bag design:
Why is Senreve the perfect stylish handbag for Women on the Go?
The Maestra bag can be worn 4 ways: Satchel, Backpack, Shoulder-bag, and Cross-body
Aesthetics are simple yet distinct. The logo placement is subtle and minimal. And the vast of colors offered are astounding.
Very functional with, depending on the size, the bag being able to carry the necessary work essentials, such as a laptop or tablet. The interior has useful pockets for easy organization of items.
The quality and craftsmanship has a luxurious feel, despite the utilitarian design. And while it is comparable to the likes of black label designer brands, it is priced only a fraction of the typical luxury brand.
The responsive and caring customer service is outstanding. It is the type of personable service you expect from a luxury brand.
Their lifestyle warranty is comforting. They have no qualms taking care of issues, which shows pride in their product offering.
My Senreve reviews:
One of my most popular handbag reviews is on the Senreve doctor-bag style. I happen to own two (in Noir Black and Blush Nude)...yes I am obsessed with them!
Do check out this unpaid review where I also give my soapbox view on Influencers reviewing on freebies.
The Senreve Midi Maestra became a product offering after customer crowdsourcing input to the company. It was immediately popular once they released it.
I got my hands on a beautiful chestnut brown color midi and because of it I became a fan of all the other Maestra sizes!
Senreve Maestra (regular) and the Bracelet Pouch
Unpaid Review, Unboxing, What fits, & Brand Ambassador terms
Disclosure: I am proud to be a Senreve Brand Ambassador! I receive product credits with each purchase using my referral discount code 'StylishGeek'. Senreve reserves the right to make promotional changes without notice.