Color — Caramel
Oversize though it may be, this tote is actually quite understatedly elegant thanks to that smooth caramel-hued Italian calf leather. The matching zip pouch loops easily to a shoulder strap to keep all the little (but important) things easy to access among your laptop, water bottle, farmers’ market greens—whatever you’re carrying. Other details we love: the subtle fan-shaped silhouette and the gentle drape of the leather beneath the handles.
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.