Color — Black
The rich obsidian Italian calf leather of this day-to-night shoulder bag looks all the more buttery thanks to the gentle gathering around the drawstring opening, and the cranberry interior is a delicious contrast. This larger iteration of Lilium is big enough to fit an iPad (for reference), or a novel, a makeup bag, a datebook—along with the usual essentials.
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.