Color — Black
First, think of all the places you could wear this: breakfast, errands, the park. Next, consider the beautifully simple design details: buttery-soft black leather, gold-tone hardware, and twin-zippered pockets for easy access. Fun fact: design duo Floriana Gavriel and Rachel Mansur originally met at an XX concert (which is, coincidentally, another great place to wear this bag).
They’re the duo behind the now-iconic drawstring bucket bag. And Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel’s story is one of those overnight-successes that’ll make anyone’s ears perk up: Girl meets girl at XX concert in LA. Both are, respectively, design- and art-school grads that share a common contemporary aesthetic. Both see void in the market for luxury bags at a less-than-a-monthly-mortgage price. And in 2012, voilà: Mansur Gavriel was born. Here’s the rundown: no overt branding or extra frills, just clean, sophisticated—and yet no less practical—Italian-made bags designed with the minimalist in mind.