Few brands create a buying frenzy like Mansur Gavriel does these days. The young brand's minimal, sophisticated bags retail at contemporary prices and sell out almost immediately upon delivery, and until now, it's been impossible to place a simple online pre-order for them like you can with bigger brands that retail at places like Neiman Marcus or Saks. Today, that's changes - Mansur Gavriel Fall 2014 handbags are available for pre-order at Moda Operandi, which may very well be the only way to ensure you get one.
The Fall 2014 collection, which I got a chance to see in person at the brand's offices last week, includes a couple of notable expansions. First, the bags available for pre-order at MO are a bit more expensive than the core collection we've seen from the brand over the past two seasons. According to the designers, that's because they've added a second tier of leather quality that's more luxurious than what you'll find in the brand's standard lineup. The original bags will still be available in the original color options and leather quality and with the previous price points, but they're not available during this pre-order.
Beyond that, the ultra-covetable Bucket Bag now comes in a Mini version (which is just about the most lightweight handbag I've ever encountered), but it's not too mini; it'll still easily hold your wallet, keys, phone, sunglasses and maybe even a mini iPad. The brand has also converted the Bucket shape into two backpacks, the larger of which is big enough to easily carry a small laptop. Lastly, you've probably already noticed that Mansur Gavriel's bags have gotten significantly more colorful; the designers have chosen four of the brand's most popular interior colors (navy, blue, red and blush pink), plus white, to mark the design duo's first expansion beyond black, camel and tan.
Check out a couple of our favorites below or pre-order the collection for July delivery through February 27 at Moda Operandi.