Contact Us

Use the form on the right to contact us.

You can edit the text in this area, and change where the contact form on the right submits to, by entering edit mode using the modes on the bottom right. 

465 West 23rd Street, Suite 9B
New York, NY, 10011
United States

(917) 664-2294



Rafe portrait - Seven Baretto_MG_8986.JPG


In his exquisite minaudieres and clutches, Rafe Totengco’s career-long fascination with architecture and different cultures shines through his designs more brightly than ever before. A Rafe creation, in form often a nod to one famous architect or another, is an objet d’art in its own right -- a collectible, fine in detail and masterful in workmanship. Born in the Philippines and based in New York, Totengco easily weaves multi-cultural references into his body of work, which has evolved over an illustrious career from handbags and accessories to today's signature minaudieres. 


2013 - Independent Handbag Designer Awards Iconoclast Recipient for Lifetime Achievement in Handbag Design

2010 - "Pamana ng Filipino" Presidential Award for Filipino Individuals Overseas for bringing his home country honor and recognition through excellence and distinction in his profession in international fashion design

2008 - One of "50 Outstanding Asian Americans in Business" from the Asian American Business Development Center (AABD)

2007 - "Asian Entrepreneur of the Year" (AEY) award from Asian Enterprise Magazine

2005 - "Achievement Award for Entrepreneurship" from Filipinas Magazine

2002 - "Ten Outstanding Young Men" (TOYM) trophy from the Philippine Jaycees, awarded personally by the President of the Philippines (the first time in its 50-year history that this honor was granted to a fashion designer)

2001 - "Best Accessories Designer" (ACE award) from the Accessories Council

2000 -  "Rising Star" award from Fashion Group Internatational (FGI)

1999 - Finalist, Perry Ellis Accessory Design Award, CFDA Gala

1997 - "Ten Best" award by ENK International judging panel

1996 - The "Fresh Faces in Fashion" award from Gen Art