Color — Almond
The magic of Blat is that it pairs seamlessly with just about anything, though it’s a truly striking piece on its own. Case in point: The rich almond color is both universally complementary and eye-catching, and that hand-knotted handle adds a subtly chic point of intrigue. It’s all expertly crafted from lamb leather by Spanish artisans and lined with 100 percent organic cotton canvas. But best of all? It’s waaay roomier than you’d think (thanks to that double gusset).
Hereu (the Catalan word for “heir”) specializes in handcrafted shoes and accessories made by local artisans in Spain. It was founded by two friends, José Luis Bartolomé and Albert Escribano, who, after spending years in London and Paris, wanted to return to their Mediterranean roots. Their designs fuse modern designs with hundred-year-old craft traditions—we’re particularly fond of the signature canvas carryalls with round leather handles.