I don't fixate much. As you'd imagine, working at PurseBlog involves looking at gorgeous stuff all day long, most of which is for sale, and that's tougher for some of the team members than others. It's generally not for me; I have a very specific personal style, and most things simply don't fit into it, even if I think they'd be beautiful for other people. Every now and then, though, something hits me and I just can't shake it; that's the case with the Mark Cross Grace Box Bag.
This bag has been around for a while, but the brand recently started adorning it in more adventurous ways, and its versatility is striking. The bag always looks polished and a little bit classic, but because of its clean shape, it takes a variety of treatments and embellishments particularly well. Also, the details are on-point; it opens like a mini treasure box, with a hefty metal clasp and contrasting leather lining. The bag comes in two sizes, and neither are overwhelmingly large.
I saw the Grace on a lot of fancy fashion people at NYFW, and ever time, it looked fresh and appropriate. Fashion Week repeats can feel played out pretty quickly, but I was happy to see this bag every time it popped up. The bags are expensive, but Mark Cross bags are made of nice materials; when I've handled them in the past, they feel like the sort of thing that's worth the money.
Below, check out a few of my favorite new Grace Box Bags.
Mark Cross Grace Tricolor Box Bag
$2,762 via MATCHESFASHION.COM
Mark Cross Leather and Rattan Box Bag
$2,281 via MATCHESFASHION.COM
Mark Cross Leopard Calf Hair Small Grace Box Bag
$3,095 via Net-a-Porter
Mark Cross Python Grace Small Box Bag
$3,950 via Net-a-Porter
Mark Cross Quilted Grace Box Bag
$2,937 via MATCHESFASHION.COM
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