In terms of mixing functionality with fashion, nothing is quite as all-encompassing as a handbag. Accessorizing an outfit in the simplest of ways, while also providing you with supreme storage on the go, it’s clear to see why the handbag industry grosses billions of dollars worldwide, every year. From large totes to the smallest clutches, they’re every girl’s companion no matter what your needs or personal style.
Although the essential accessories are finding themselves constantly reinvented, with styles that are seasonally modified, there are some evergreen handbag choices that will elevate your wardrobe. Simply chic, and boldly eye-catching, these handbag must-haves will surely be your favorite go-to pieces.
From the high-end status of an Hermès Birkin, to the hand-crafted designs you’ll find in a local boutique, the tote is a design quintessential to a working woman’s closet. Highly durable because of their structural design, sewing techniques and lasting leather exterior, a tote is one of those accessories you can have for years to come.
Although a Birkin may be slightly out of your price range, local handbag designers are offering comparable pieces with subtle differences in design. The upside: aside from the price, there’s impeccable hand-sewn quality. Designers like LA native Madeline Chadwick, bring a unique perspective in terms of design and quality. All hand-made in the USA, in her LA studio, the handbags that she produces are stunning pieces designed with your needs in mind. From ornate totes with all the hardware and patterned leathers you desire, to the simpler fringe-tastic shoulder bags that are a perfect throwback for LA streetstyle, you’ll find something that captivates you. And even better is the surprise pop of personality that each handbag imbues. With detailing that is all hand-selected, from the hardware to the distinctly vibrant interior linings, these couture gems will be yours and yours only! And what’s more, with the quality craftsmanship in mind, you’ll have these style accessories for seasons and seasons to come.