We’re always excited to hear about a new handbag line, but especially when it’s coming from one of our very favorite apparel brands. When Vince launched a pitch-perfect selection of shoes a couple of seasons ago, we were hopeful that bags were the next thing on the agenda.
Savvy Bags on a Budget
Bag: Loeffler Randall Floral Mini Rider Bag
Price: $425 via Bloomingdale’s
Why It’s the Bag of the Week: A bouquet of flowers will only last you a week, but a floral bag will last you seasons on end. The blue-based print of this Loeffler Randall mini is perfect; feminine and painterly but not too sweet.
Bag: Vince Signature Collection Stamped Croc Crossbody Bag
Price: $645 via Vince
Why It’s the Bag of the Week: Vince’s new handbag line is full of sleek, functional designs at contemporary price points. This luxe-looking crossbody is big enough to be an everyday bag, but it’s compact enough not to weigh you down.
Although getting creative with lookbooks has become popular among contemporary clothing brands in recent years, handbag brands tend to stick to the traditional, head-on images of bags that we see all over online retailers. If you’re a little bored with those, we’d like to direct your toward Mansur Gavriel’s Spring 2015 handbag lookbook, which includes the brand’s signature minimalist bags alongside some animal friends.
Whether you love ‘em or hate ‘em, one thing is for sure: the Kardashian family wardrobe is on point (I suppose that’s one of the many perks of celebrity stardom). We’ve already taken a look at her impressive bag collection, and now it’s time to delve into a different area of her closet: Khloé Kardashian’s extensive shoe selection.
You can’t talk about contemporary handbags without talking about Botkier. In 2003, Monica Botkier introduced the Trigger Bag, which became incredibly popular on both the strength of its rock-n-roll-luxury design and its accessible, mid-three-figures price tag. Over the next decade, the contemporary market exploded, and Botkier’s bags were carried by everyone from Rihanna to Angelina Jolie.
English brand Cambridge Satchel Company burst out of the UK school bag market several years ago with a line of simple, affordable leather bags that appealed to fashion-conscious consumers on a tight budget, and the brand’s bags quickly became fixtures of personal style blogs of all sorts.