Need a new cross body bag? Here are my summer picks for WellRoundedNY.
1. Rebecca Minkoff Mini Apache Pouch, $250
Stay in touch with your city-girl chicness by tossing everything in this nautical pouch from Rebecca Minkoff.
2. Topshop Padlock Crossbody in Tomato Faux Leather, $70
This Topshop Padlock provides just the right amount of ladylike-ness with its vintage color and shape but still manages to look fresh and modern.
3. Cambridge Satchel Company Emerald Classic 14″, $205
For a classic library vibe you can’t go wrong with the it-bag from Cambridge Satchel Company. Who cares if it is filled with baby wipes?
4. Fossil Vintage Revival Flap, $119
You have the new mom glow so your bag should match. Shine bright with this citrus yellow number from Fossil.
5. River Island Aztec Print, $42.43
The eye-catching pattern of this River Island soft pouch will add a graphic touch to the easiest of summer outfits.
Last week I took a mid-day break to visit with co-creative director Anna Corinna of the handbag line Foley + Corinna. Besides being a long time fan of the New York City edgy rocker girl IT-Bag collection I knew the visit would allow me the chance to reminisce about one of my old stomping grounds. I spent five years living around the corner from F+C’s vintage boutique in the Lower East Side. As soon as I re-introduced myself to Anna we got into a “remember when” about a neighborhood that New Yorker’s are unable to control when they realize they have an old ‘hood buddy’ in their midst.
After a NY vs. LA vintage-sourcing discussion I quickly fell into handbag heaven. In addition to the classic Mid-City and FC Lady Tote there is a baby sister bag to contend with: the new Tiny-City Tote. It is a mini-me version of the cross-body Disco-City. It comes in an array of color ways and fabrics but I fell hard for the abstract floral print that will be available next season.
Can’t wait? Click link to purchase my current favorites:
Embellished Mid City Tote in Nude. Natural leather with gold leather detail and metal tassel.
FC Lady Tote in Mineral Canvas. Greyish gold canvas body with grey leather trim.
Disco City in Whiskey. Super soft leather in a versatile sized cross-body bag.
Tiny City in Sahara. A dose of glam packs a punch in this mini bag. Perfect for nights out.
I couldn’t resist including this embellished hobo bag as a wild card.
I think this laid back bohemian lifestyle may be rubbing off on me a bit.
Follow Foley and Corinna’s tumblr here for all their latest pieces and inspirations.
My head exploded when I saw this amazing printed bag at Negri Firman. Of course, my notes made no sense to me after all this time but I managed to figure it out.
The bag is a collaboration between the two fellows behind the Brazilian label Leitmotiv exclusively for the innovative fabric brand Alcantara.
Click links to see the fantastically print heavy collection on the Leitmotiv tumblr (Hello Kittykitty!) and for all things sustainable and lux-modern go to Alcantara. I couldn’t find the bag for sale but I did find both brands available on Yoox.
Pop pop pop! The envelop clutch is a huge trend right now and these exotic offerings by Robyn Brooks NY will keep you ahead of the curve. Click the link to shop her store but for the neon styles above you will have to wait till her #fw12 collection drops. I am crazy about the skull key chains too.
Rebecca Minkoff Fall Preview
Get ready to drool of some finely crafted leather bags, ladies.
Oh yes, an armful of sparkles & studs please.
I like my bows with some chains & studs! Tones down the girlishness.
Great wedges and Booties.
Zebras, studs, sparkles and a positive message. Get it all come Fall here.
All photos taken by me with my Hipstamatic for iPhone.