Patterns are pretty simple to agree on. You either like them or you don’t. Eternally chic, polka dots don’t go out of style thankfully. Once again COMME des GARÇONS’ wows us with fun playful patterns, and the biggest draw to this pouch, is that it’s not black. The Gray color is what pulls one in. Its unique. It ideally fit’s into bigger tote bags, but honestly use how you see fit. Works great for travel, on the run, and a perfect anytime pouch as well. Features a gold-tone zip-fastening top. Leather. 22cm x 16cm x 1cm.
I love a good market bag, but even better is a market bag that has finesse, a juxtaposition of different materials, and more importantly is a contributor to fair trade. Handcrafted by a women’s co-op in Bangladesh & then finished in California, this Virginia market bag is stylish, chic, reusable, and made from 100% natural golden jute fiber. With a waterproof lining for inner protection, the vegetable-dyed leather straps elevate the bag to another level. It is no longer just a market bag. Excellently minimal, this woven market bag is exclusive to Apolis + Need Supply Co. 12″ width. 17″ height. 8″ depth. 6″ x 7″ inside pocket.
You see all around that there is a BAGGU trend going on. It started from an environmental standpoint to reuse shopping and grocery bags in many different fabrics, from nylon to linen. But in my humble opinion, the chicest of them all hands down, is the BAGGU in leather. Rustic, simple and chic, it’s deep richness from the leather make it more durable and a lot more trendy. It has the raw leather appeal going on. In its classic style, the BAGGU bags totes features two wide topped handles, with a simple shape made of the softest natural milled leather. The casual slouchy style make it perfect for the weekend, or running errands, or an awesome gym bag. Unlined. 100% Leather. Made in USA. 10″ handle drop. 14″ width. 24″ height.
“Go big or go home” they say, and that’s what Tory Burch does. In a classic shade of nutmeg brown, this simply crafted hobo bag is minimally designed, but with just enough detailing to keep it interesting. Loving the cutout motifs that add texture to the pebbled leather. Well structured, this brown leather hobo tote bag, is visual proof that this is a bag that will last. The slim silhouette has a wide handle and a detachable shoulder strap for easy transport, with a lined interior composed of 3 pockets. Dust bag included. The quality is divinely outstanding. Leather cowhide. Height: 12″ / 30.5cm. Length: 14″ / 35.5cm. Depth: 2″ / 5cm. Strap drop: 18″/ 46cm.
Julie Hung, the creator behind Jujumade, keeps her style and products earthy. I love being able to fully touch a product, to feel it in its rawest element. This gorgeous bucket bag is mid-sized, supple, and has no lining so you get that earthy feel. It’s about touching and connecting with the fabric. The soft and buttery leather is completed with yellow stitching with leather cord straps. It’s minimalism at it’s best. Hands down I consider this one of the best weekend bags for women. The stoneware strap detail and ceramic feet add such a unique spin to the bag, making it so much more unique than other bucket bags around. A great casual bag to take you through any season. Includes raffia storage bag. Made in USA. 8.5″ height. 8″ width. 7.5″ depth. 16″ strap drop.
What designer Phillip Lim does so well is minimalism. He gives us timeless classic pieces, and modernizes them for everyday use. He gives us elegant chic that is around to last for a long long time. Of all his bags, this is the one that vibes me as the curve of the clutch gives it a sexy silhouette. In a black Grain leather with no lining, there’s an interior zip pocket, with dual zip top closure. This stunning clutch also has a wide handle insert, to allow ease to carry it. It is no secret that clutch bags are my favorite as they are soooooo versatile. As one of the best modern clutch bags now, 3.1 Phillip Lim debuted in 2005, and keeps wowing every season.
I have designated bags for certain different purposes. For example I have a travel tote just for airline travel. A gym bag that’s also a tote for the gym, and so on. I gravitate towards leathers as they are as a material, a cut above the rest. Always classic and chic, the minimal ones often stand out more. When I walk down the street I AM the bling, not the bag. Know what I mean? Coming in both black and tan, this buttery soft tote bag from designer Beth Goodman, focuses on the minimal. The classic shape is timeless, hip and is always modern. Made in the USA from cowhide. Double handles and unlined interior. Height: 14″ / 35.5cm. Length: 12″ / 30.5cm. Depth: 5″ / 13cm. Strap drop: 6″ / 15cm. I would add this to my collection of leather travel tote bags. Stat.
Even under Sarah Burton’s reign, the “McQueen” mastery still continues. As THE designer that designed Kate Middleton’s wedding dress, Burton still stays true to form with a classic edginess as seen here with this clutch. I have always lamented that clutch handbags are the most versatile. They come in so many varieties, all under the umbrella of a “Clutch”. Inspired by the geometric shape of bats, this black leather clutch is a stunner. Uber sleek in its construction, its minimally finished with silver tone hardware, with signature fold over corners with magnetic fasteners. Approx 15″ length x 8″ height x 2″ width. Leather. Made in Italy. It girl Sarah Burton designer for Alexander McQueen, isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Phewwww!!!
When it comes to high-end designer bags, I choose what everyone else doesn’t. As much as I adore the Celine trapeze bag, I see so many woman with it. And there’s no need to get me started on The Birkin or a Louis Vuitton. Heck even Givenchy has a staple, The Nightingale. But this Givenchy is different. I like classic Givenchy bags. In a classic one tone muted gray, the hardware is minimal silver, and it is damn well constructed. With enough body to hold its own, the lines are clean and classic. As you go through life remember one thing. You wear the bag, the bag doesn’t wear you! Reinforced base panel. Tone on tone stitching. Approx 15″ length x 11″ height x 7.5″ width. Leather. Made in Italy.