It always takes me a moment to warm up to a new combatant in the It Bag Wars. Nina Ricci is an extremely well-established fashion house, but its never been known for its handbags, and any brand charging well into the four figures out of the gate deserves a close inspection. Luckily, bags like the Nina Ricci Liane Satchel pass with flying colors.
I’ve included two Lianes that feature lush texture by way of python or pleating, but the plain leather versions of this bag are equally beautiful. Ricci is the perfect choice for a woman who wants to wear something obviously luxurious but not obviously branded. Even bags that feature no outward branding, like Balenciaga motorcycle bags or Gucci Jackie hobos, are still widely recognizable to even casual fashion followers. If you’d like to fly even further under the radar but still carry something gorgeous that keeps people guessing, this is a bag that you should be looking into.
Nina Ricci Python Liane Satchel, $3750 via Neiman Marcus
Nina Ricci Liane Pleated Satchel, $1950