While I’m fully aware that Rebecca Minkoff makes a full line of handbags that ranges from clutches to weekenders, when I think of the brand, I think of crossbody bags. Perhaps its because my single RM bag is a MAC, or maybe it’s because Minkoff’s crossbodies are ubiquitous among the 20-something denizens of New York City, or maybe it’s just because Minkoff herself understands better than many contemporary designers that these are the types of bags that young women really want to buy. For whatever reason, when I look to judge an RM collection, it’s almost always by its crossbody bags, and that means that the brand appears to be in good shape for Fall 2013.
RM’s fall crossbodies, at least those that have shown up online in the past few days, are a little bit meatier than their previous counterparts, boasting flap tops, front pockets and, in the cast of the Hudson Moto bag, a substantial size increase and a luxurious quilted finish. These three bags all look pretty refined for their price points, and they’ll look at home alongside the richer textures and colors of fall. My favorite, of course, is the all-black Hudson Moto.