Ok, to be fair, a lot of Ralph Lauren handbags are more or less exactly what you’d expect – after all, the brand has a very distinct and well-developed aesthetic, and when you have that, there’s not much reason to stray from it for a foundational product like handbags. Seasonally, though, Lauren does deviate from the saddlery chic that we know and love with his Collection pieces, and from spring, that means a heavy Spanish influence runs through the brand’s traditionally Southwestern feel.
The influence is particularly evident in the collection’s runway bags, one of which actually looks like a tortoiseshell and tooled leather fan, but it extends out to much of the rest of the seasonal line by way of tassel accents and rich red leather. The woven details on several of the bags keep the look from straying far from Ralph Lauren’s signature aesthetic, and the combination of the two has just enough kitsch to work – after all, if anyone can pull off a thematic look, it’s the Ralph Lauren woman. Shop the full selection via Ralph Lauren or check out our favorites below.