Words by: Jarred Schuetze Photos by: Rachel Benavides
Handbags provided by: Julian Gold Corpus Christi
For a mere accessory, the handbag has a strong identity. It can be practical, luxurious, mass-produced or handcrafted.
Whether fashionable or functional, the everyday handbag is something you use on a consistent basis. Don’t let the repetition bore you — yes, the bag has to go with everything but make it a statement. Let this bag be the one you invest in.
Go for luxury. Look for a bag made by a notable designer or brand but avoid the impulse to settle for basic “it-girl” bags like the ones on the arm of every posh girl in the city.
Look for handbags that feature design elements such as high-quality leather, jewelry-quality straps, and powerful shapes. You want your bag to be durable, timeless and bold.
• Azure Embossed Python Handbag – Gigi New York, $325
• Floral Print Wristlet – Tory Burch, $195
• Dusty Rose Shoulder Bag – Sarah White, $595
• Sunflower Crossbody Bag – Proenza Schouler, $1,250