Meet "Cesa" (Seh-suh)

Francesca Harnum (dubbed "Cesa" by her younger brothers) is a lifelong lover of tote bags.  She and her mother have always sought out stylish and unique totes to add to their collections. However, they both shared a frustration. These supposedly functional bags become bottomless pits which require endless digging to find what you're looking for.  Thus, Francesca decided to take matters into her own hands, and Cesa was born.

Cesa handbags have a place for everything, so you'll never find yourself digging through your bag again. The bags have been carefully and thoughtfully designed to ensure function for every user, no matter their lifestyle.

Whether you’re a millennial on the go or a working mother, these bags have a place for all of your everyday essentials. We know this will quickly become your go-to handbag!

Our Mission: Compartmentalized style for the modern woman.

Our Founders

Modern Tote Bags. Developed By Modern Women. Savvy mother and daughter duo Maria and Francesca are lifelong lovers of fashion, organization, and design (they are the type of women who enjoy strolling the aisles of the Container Store) - you know what we mean.

They both shared an “a-ha” moment after a long day of shopping when they were digging through their bags for what seemed like forever just to find the car keys.
Then Boom. Cesa Designs was born in a home-office in North Carolina and has since blossomed into the brand it is today.

The duo is avid supporters of women-owned businesses and values the importance of family. They are mother and daughter first and business partners second, which has created strong roots for Cesa.

Our Bags

Cesa bags were developed for the fabulous modern woman. Brilliant
storage and trend-forward designs promises that you will always be