2/7/19

Thick-As-Thieves

When you have a secret that’s too confidential for your phone, your trustworthy handbag is there to defend your privacy.  Handsome and indispensable, your handbag keeps everyday essentials like lipstick, wallet, and keys within reach.  Sometimes it’s a lunch bag, other times a shopping bag.  It's perfectly proportioned and has plenty of pockets for necessities—and frivolities too personal to mention.  And, if you look closely, you might discover a hidden slot to hold handwritten directions too clandestine for GPS.



Strathberry's signature bar closure reimagined as an elegant arc elevates the day-to-evening versatility of an impeccably crafted clutch in color-block calfskin. Carry the understated look by hand or attach the gleaming chain strap for hands-free styling. Strathberry.




Indulge your fondness for top-notch handbags by Chloè and Isabel Marant and boost your good fortune in 2019.  A well concealed mirror in Fendi’s embellished Baguette is perfect for a last minute touchup before a secret rendezvous.  Soft pink and rose come together on the elegant Crescent Clutch from Strathberry.  

If you prefer a more substantial bag, choose the Captain tote by Allsaints to keep everything in its place.  Ted Baker’s sophisticated bags are designed to flatter day and evening looks sans the fuss and frills.  And, like a thick-as-thieves companion, “Kate” by Saint Laurent has just enough personal space that's always off-line and on the q.t.


“love the bag you’re with”




Clean lines and crisp color blocking beautifully enhance the structured silhouette of a pristine leather satchel topped with Strathberry's distinctive bar closure. Strathberry.







Clean lines and understated styling beautifully enhance the structured silhouette of a scaled-down leather satchel topped with Strathberry's distinctive bar closure. A rolled top handle and wide woven strap add carrying versatility to the classically chic look. Strathberry.







A flawless calfskin-leather shoulder bag in a clean, elegant silhouette is embroidered with tiny golden horses. Double zips under the flap open to reveal suede gussets for subtle textural interplay, and the line's signature ring-and-chain hardware provides understated branding for those in the know. Chloe.







A gleaming, oversized C at the pieced flap brings unmistakable branding to a sleek belt bag impeccably crafted in calfskin leather. Chloe.







This newest take on the saddle bag updates a classic equestrian-inspired look with a thoroughly contemporary attitude. A wide belt detailed with polished grommets wraps the rounded silhouette, while signature pierced-ring hardware and interchangeable straps complete the luxe style. Chloe.







A trio of interior compartments-including a secure zipped divider-helps to keep your belongings organized in this sophisticated leather satchel. Rolo-linked top handles and a removable crossbody strap offer carrying versatility. Tory Burch.







Bow-shaped hardware details the flap of a structured leather shoulder bag styled with a spacious interior with plenty of room for the daily essentials. The shoulder strap's length is adjusted with magnetic tabs, keeping the look clean and streamlined. Ted Baker.







Faceted bow-shaped hardware and impeccable pickstitching bring signature polish to a refined pebbled-leather shoulder bag featuring a well-organized interior. Ted Baker.







Polished hardware shines up the sleek look of a generously sized, top-handle leather tote designed to make everyday carry a stylish event. Ted Baker.





Trunk Club







A boxy silhouette inspired by vintage lunch boxes defines a spacious leather satchel branded with logo embossing. Slim top handles and an optional crossbody strap let you style the luxe look as you prefer. Marc Jacobs.







Smooth studs in a bandana-inspired paisley pattern bring street edge to a lambskin leather bucket bag branded with a printed logo and topped with a gleaming curb-chain strap. Saint Laurent.







A slim belt secured with a logo-etched clasp cinches the top of a timeless structured satchel crafted from smooth calfskin leather. Saint Laurent.







Adjust the strap to wear this chic and boxy calfskin-leather flap bag from your shoulder or across your body. Saint Laurent.






This carefully edited bag features day-to-night appeal and a spacious, well-organized interior for those days when you're taking little more than essentials. Marc Jacobs.







Smooth calfskin leather and a lightly structured silhouette distinguish an impeccably-crafted minimalist tote with the capacity to carry all the essentials for your busy day. Long, rolled straps fit comfortably over the shoulder, and a fringed key ring adds a playful flourish. Proenza Schouler.







Polished disc studs highlight the contemporary curved silhouette of a striking hobo bag shaped from smooth leather and finished with gleaming hardware. Isabel Marant.







Braided ties along the sides create a boho, whipstitched effect on a compact shoulder bag crafted from a mix of smooth leather and soft suede. Isabel Marant.







Specially designed to be extra monogram-friendly with hardware-free front flaps, this satchel is crafted from Italian leather with a removable and adjustable strap, plus a handy back pocket. J.Crew.







Fendi's logo takes center stage on a calfskin-leather bag featuring double-F logo embossing and trimmed with gleaming hardware. An optional top handle and shoulder strap let you customize the look. Fendi.







Handmade in Italy from richly grained calfskin leather, this vintage-inspired satchel from Fendi features impeccable pickstitch detailing and painted edges. Styled with a top handle and optional shoulder strap, the pristine look is finished with logo-etched hardware and a Selleria plaque engraved with a unique serial number. Fendi.







Clean lines and minimalist hardware play up the richly grained leather of a compact backpack featuring a cool belted exterior and well-organized interior. Allsaints.







Impeccable craftsmanship and richly grained nappa leather define a minimalist shoulder bag that's an understated and versatile standby style. Shinola.







A campus-classic backpack goes glam in glazed, lavishly textured leather for serious street-chic attitude. A gleaming goldtone clip-lock detail and dangling zip tassels add signature touches. Rebecca Minkoff.







Lavish sparkle and color and peerless versatility make Fendi's baguette a must-have. Polished logo hardware set with an array of radiant crystals extends over the top, creating the iconic crocodile tail. This soft leather bag is also detailed with a top handle that adjusts-or, remove the strap altogether and carry this style as an opulent clutch into the evening hours.







Gleaming hardware brings eye-catching shine to a streamlined tote cast in supple calfskin and designed with a roomy interior and a flat base. Allsaints.







Iconic Gancini hardware and gilt embossing turn up the signature sophistication on a clean-lined tote cast in lavishly pebbled leather. A spacious interior safely stows your media essentials, while a duo of zip pockets will keep you perfectly organized. Salvatore Ferragamo.







Meticulous topstitching and gleaming Gancio hardware beautifully showcase the calfskin-leather exterior of a lightly structured bag topped with rolled handles. A zip pocket under the flap provides ready access to your smartphone, while a removable zip pouch keeps small items organized within the spacious interior. Salvatore Ferragamo.