Ten years ago, a new handbag brand burst onto the scene and quickly filled a gap in the market, speaking to women looking for simple, quality designs at an affordable price. What started in 2012 as a small independent bag brand with a few, albeit beloved, silhouettes quickly became a name to know in the industry, selling out its inventory all the while.
An Ode to an Icon
Through its incredible growth and expansion, the designers behind Mansur Gavriel—Floriana Gavriel and Rachel Mansur, have never strayed from their original aesthetic to fit current industry trends. Rather, they have chosen to stay true to the brand’s mission of offering classic, simple silhouettes in rich materials finished with impeccable artisanship.
Now, the latest design from the brand is an ode to one of the originals, Introducing: the Mansur Gavriel Lilium Bag. Said to be an evolution of the brand’s iconic bucket style, the Lilium bag is structured but soft, taking inspiration from the lily flower, both in nature and paintings by artists Georgia O’Keeffe and David Hockney.
The Mansur Gavriel Lilium Bag
The Lilium bag is beautiful in shape, part structured, part soft. It’s available in two sizes and contains both sculptural elements and delicate features. Its drawstring closure represents the beauty of an opening bud blooming and becoming a flower. Crafted from a combo of Mansur Gavriel’s shiny spazzolato and super soft buttery calf leather, the bag shines with its varying textures.
No matter the size, the interior has ample room for one’s daily essentials, with dimensions of 10.6″ W x 8.6″ H x 3.1″ D on the original and 11.8″ W x 4.3″ H x 4.3″ D on the large. Both sizes can be worn on the shoulder or crossbody with the adjustable strap, and retail is $745 and $895, respectively.