Handbags have the power to transform a ho-hum outfit into a statement. The basic, classic staples of any wardrobe can be given new life simply with the switch of your bag. Unlike clothing, which can wear out, ugly out, or be outgrown, a high quality, classic bag can last a lifetime and even be passed down as an heirloom.
I tend to favor bags that have a sculptural quality and I look for features that add contrast and interest to my outfits.
I’ve rounded up some of my current favorites here. Some of the details I love are the artful shapes, movement and folds that mimic textiles, contrast stitching, striking color combinations, and variations in scale.