Sometimes it takes a handbag outsider to remind us how it’s done. All of us bag people can get a little caught up in logos, leather types, and the traditional bag powerhouses at times, but sometimes it’s nice to peer outside that, to people that make clothes first, and then bags, and see what they come up with.

Jil Sander Oversized Leather Bag

Jil Sander is one of those designers. She’s known more for her overall minimalist aesthetic than her accessories collections, so we don’t cover her often, but her Oversized Leather Bag is nothing short of impressive. In her trademark simplistic color scheme – if you can really call “Black and More Black” a color scheme – Sander has created a functional, grown-up bag for a woman with a self-assured sense of style. An interesting visual point – there is no exposed hardware on this bag (a similar feature of the Fringe Satin Clutch). Even the small buckles attaching the handles are wrapped in black leather, reinforcing the monochromatic, minimalistic look for which Sander is known. Buy through Net-a-Porter for $1490.

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  • frzsri

    I saw this at another site and thought “This is my kind of bag, subtle and understated maybe slightly boring for most people but I love it!”. Have never seen a Jil Sander bag IRL, what’s the leather like?

  • Jan

    It reminds me of the Gerard Darel 24 houre bag!

  • Wakh

    I agree re the Darel look.

    I really like this Jil Sander bag!

  • Merve

    She’s always been such a minmal and classic designer and I think this bag highlights just that.

  • lucas

    Are you guys morons?? Jill Sander hasn’t designed under her name for over 10 years. Raf Simons is the creative director currently, and he is doing a damn fine job. This is why I hate this blog, no care for the industry other than looking rich. This blog is the perfect example of what is destroying fashion.

  • Mi2

    I admired this bag in the store last year but the price was way too high for my budget, but I just bought it this morning 60% reduced at the outnet website, I cannot wait for delivery (which will take longer than usual due to the bank holiday weekend in Europe, sniff). For me this is probably one of the most perfect bags I have ever laid eyes on…

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