Handbags reimagined for modern life


Caraa is a New York City-based sport bag and accessory company founded in 2015 by CFDA award winning designer Carmen Chen Wu and Aaron Luo to reimagine handbags for modern life. 

Your bag is your ultimate companion and should be thoughtfully designed to fit your needs–we started Caraa because we couldn’t find anything in the market that could keep up with our love of exercise and travel and look good doing so. Our bag wardrobe was made up of two extremes: designer handbags that we’re nervous to even put on the floor and cheaply made backpacks or duffels that you keep in the back of your closet out of long-haul necessity. Why should you have to choose between beauty and function? We created the Studio Bag–combining high-quality fabrics and hardwares with sport functionality–and the rest was history.

Our ethos is simple: to create well-made, versatile and smart sports bags that can transition from street to fitness studio, business meeting to dinner, and everywhere in between. The result is the perfect set of hybrid accessories that strike balance between craftsmanship, quality, and sport functionalities. Designed for fashion, crafted for sport.


Meet the revolutionary style that started it all. The Studio Bag is constructed from luxury nylons, leathers, and custom hardware and features sport details including hidden breathing vents, waterproof + antimicrobial linings, and more. Wear it as a backpack, satchel, or crossbody simply by changing its straps. We like to call it our everything bag.


The Studio Bag was just the beginning. Get to know our Studio 2 Collection, Studio Collection, Dance Collection, Cloud Collection, Men's Collection, and small accessories. A shape and color to appeal to everyone; each piece featuring the utmost fusion of fashion, craftsmanship, and sport.

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