Leather handbags are the most hard-working pieces of our wardrobes. Whether you have a dinner date, work event, brunch plans or party, these staple accessories can bring instant intrigue to your outfit–especially if they come in a fun shape.
After the moon bag took over 2022, this year is all about playing with geometry. So why not bring a little shape into your handbag collection? We’ve put together our favourite shapes that will add intrigue to your outfits–no matter where you’re going.
This Istanbul-based brand is a testament to the fact that impressive design and everyday functionality can go hand-in-hand. This Turkish handbag label creates statement handbags that are inspired by architecture and art.
Meb Rure is the creative mind behind Mlouye’s fun and interesting shapes. Her background in industrial design compelled her to play with symmetry, geometry and colour in her work.
Much like an accordion, Mlouye’s Sera Tote folds and opens up to make interesting shapes. Its symmetrical shape, structured design and complementary colour scheme make it a must-have. From business casual to sporty chic, you can use this bag with any outfit without fear of looking any less stylish.
Mlouye’s Helix Bag has a fun, distinct shape. It is the ideal combination of modern art and a minimalist perspective and features leather straps in a swirl-like pattern. The perfectly proportioned bag can carry all your basics; think: small wallet, keys, sunglasses, and huge phone.
Nita Suri’s founder Montse Freixes named her brand after two influential women in her life, her two grandmothers. This Spanish brand designs luxurious handcrafted bags that are utterly unique. Staying true to its native city of Barcelona, Nita Suri’s bags are inspired by the impressive architecture of the city, especially by Antoni Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia.
Their cutting-edge designs fused with 300-year old traditions make the bags iconic. Handcrafted by skilled artisans, the bags are produced in Ubrique where all small details are admired.
Nita Suri doesn’t just make timeless handbags, they create pieces of art. Case in point: Lia. Made with sheep leather, the Lia bag is a pyramid-shaped handbag which combines strong lines with an impeccable structure and lightweight design. You can wear it as a belt bag, cross body or just sling it on one shoulder–the choice is yours.
This spherical bag strikes the perfect balance between style and functionality. This lightweight handbag features a distinct round shape that elevates even the most basic look. Carry it by its handles or sling it across your body, this bag is definitely our favourite arm candy.
Childhood friends Nino Eliava and Ana Mokia joined creative forces to launch 0711 Tbilisi. This handbag label is known for their one-of-a-kind woven handbags and unique leather designs.
Made in Georgia, this accessories brand’s collection offers unique shapes which are elevated by their details.
Soleil Blue Tote
This round tote is minimalist in design, but it’s the little details that matter. It features gathered details in the middle and a ruched top handle. Style it with your favourite T-shirt and shorts for a day in the city or a summer dress for a European holiday.
Written by Penka Slavova Dimitrova & Amulya Misra
All images are courtesy of the respective designers.
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