With a few internships under her belt, New York-based designer Sandy Liang started her namesake brand in 2014 after graduating from design school. Liang takes inspiration from her adolescence, where she spent her youth growing up on the Lower East Side of New York City. Beloved by the downtown fashion set, her designs were seemingly a hit overnight and 6 years later, the brand is still going strong.
Liang’s iconic fleece jackets became one of the most sought-after designs of the last two years, recognized by publications, editors and influencers alike. The Lyst Index even reported that the brand’s unmistakeable sherpa zip-up was one of 2019’s most-searched items.
Aside from her ubiquitous fleece, Liang’s downtown-cool designs are the perfect mix of whimsical and girly with a grungy edge. Recently, Liang expanded into jewelry and now the designer has launched her first-ever line of handbags too. The 3-piece line has a vintage-like appeal, fitting perfectly with the 90s era movement we find ourselves in.
Designed and made in NYC, the 3 sleek designs feature clean lines and a minimalist vibe with a vintage edge. The silhouettes are easy to wear, with all 3 featuring a boxy shape and an over-the-shoulder strap. The largest design, called the Mom Bag is the ideal size for the everyday, while its tiny little sister, the Baby fits just the essentials. Then there’s the Auntie, which is on the smaller size as well, but its shape is more east/west with a baguette-like body.
All three designs are crafted from black patent calfskin leather with a fabric lining. While the Mom and Baby bags feature a flap closure with a magnetic snap, the Auntie has a zippered top for those who prefer a more secure style. These simple, clean designs make the perfect grab and go bag. Prices range from $425 to $595 and all 3 bags are available now via SandyLiang.com.