A New-Old Handbag

by Tiffanie

Last fall, all things feminine, prim and proper were all the rage. In particular, the Celine Box Bag bedecked every fashionista’s arm during Fashion Week in New York, Paris and Milan.

But this look isn’t strictly for fall, in fact the structured handbag is a great option for spring, adding a healthy dose of form to a flouncy dress, floral print or bright shade.

I like versions that come in one shade of leather, with a buckle or other hardware to add some elegance to an otherwise simple bag. With this particular bag, I encourage you to think about it as investing in a classic — this is a style that will always be chic. You get what you pay for in terms of leather, and there is nothing like a supple leather that looks better with age. In fact, this would be a great time to dig through your mom’s closet, she might have a vintage version that still has plenty of life left in it!

  1. DKNY Croc-Embossed Leather Shoulder Bag — $195
  2. Z Spoke Zac Posen Glazed Leather Shoulder Bag — $350
  3. BDG Double Buckle Cross-Body Bag — $38
  4. Club Monaco Natalie Shoulder Bag — $234
  5. Melie Bianco Jane — $68