The Exotic Summer "IT BAG" by W.H. Petronela


Buy quality, not quantity. Although a popular concept today, it was novel when handbag designers Peggy Patterson and Judy Vojtech were growing up.  This pearl of wisdom was passed down from Peggy’s mom and is the driving force behind W.H. Petronela, a favorite brand of KDHamptons.  I love the classic shapes and colorful palette for summer—from croc satchels to python shoppers—they have a shape and hue for any occasion.

Since debuting in 2010, W.H Petronela has expanded from its core group—sleek, sophisticated satchels shoppers, clutches and wallets—to include bucket bags, backpacks, travel pieces such as weekenders, tablet covers and belts.

Details include fringe and detachable chains on sleek clutches; totes accented with detachable mini clutches for day-into-evening ease; and shoppers accented with oversized tassels that double as key chains. Some of the pieces have hand painted highlights. additional travel-friendly cross body styles, as well as the addition of whip stitching as an accent to clutches, shoppers, totes and more.

W. H. Petronela also gives back. Peggy and Judy created, H. O. P.E., a nonprofit organization addressing the needs of at-risk youth. The group seeks to prepare young adults to become productive citizens by providing a working and learning environment where they can meet the demands of adulthood. With every purchase, the founders contribute a portion of the sale price to H.O.P.E. Women can truly look and feel their best, knowing that their purchase helps those in need.  Now that’s the kind of brand KDHamptons loves to support. Great job ladies!

Shown below: Croc satchel – $1,700 | Croc clutch – $750 | Python shopper – $850 | Available at