In SoFlo, fall doesn’t mean cooler temps and falling palm fronds, but it does mean the start of a new season for accessories. And we found a designer with one of the season’s hottest bags — right here in South Florida.

If you’re looking for the perfect fall accessory: skin is in!

Shireen Sandoval: “Your bags are made of?”

Ximena Kavalekas: “Genuine python.”

South Florida designer, Ximena Kavalekas is snaking her way into the fashion world with her new line of python bags.

Ximena Kavalekas: “Miami’s in my soul.”

It’s easy to pick your poison with their bright colors, versatility and Miami inspired names.

Ximena Kavalekas: “I even named them like they have Biltmore, Wynwood. 100 percent Miami.”

Ximena, who studied fashion in Italy for six years, carefully crafts each bag.

Ximena Kavalekas: “Each of them, they take days to be made. Five, six, four days depending on the shape.”

The bag with the most stylish bite?


And … don’t think all python costs a pretty penny, prices start at just under $100.

Ximena Kavalekas: “So I have created different shapes according to your needs. If you want to go to a movies, there is a bag for that. If you need a wallet, there’s a wallet. A coin purse, there’s a coin purse, all shapes.”

If you’re an animal lover like myself, this purse line pulls out all the stops, humanely.

Ximena Kavalekas: “They are all farmed, we follow all of the rules the Fish and Wildlife requires.”

Ximena’s bags are scaling their way into Hollywood too.

Celebrities like Sofia Vergara and Disney’s new it-girl Sofia Carson are totally posh in the python box bag.

Ximena Kavalekas: “It’s very fashionable shape and it’s also versatile.”

Python isn’t the only thing that inspires this up-and-coming designer.

Ximena Kavalekas: “I could be inspired now as we’re talking, I could be thinking what will be my next shape and I might name it Déco Drive.”

Shireen Sandoval: “Yay!”

Believe it or not, Ximena created her bag line just 10 months ago.

Ximena Kavalekas
990 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33132
(305) 521 8872

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