Ladylike simplicity and sophistication is the name of the game when it comes to handbags these days, void of flashy labels and signature, stand out detailing. These days, to be “in” is to actually blend in; to have a handbag of quality and substance, that is whispering softly, “here I am, glance my way if you like,” instead of screaming “look at me! look at me! look at me!”
“Nobody elegant will ever want to show a logo,; to display one’s wealth, it’s the epitome of vulgarity, ” exclaimed Jean Touitou, the owner of French fashion label A.P.C. to the Wall Street Journal last week in its article dedicated to “The Revenge of the Anti-It Bag.” I’ve got to concur with him, and although as colloquial and Chanel-esque his soundbite comes across, the most luxurious items, in my experience, tend to possess an understated quality. Below, please see some of my favorites handbags that are poised to become the subtle handbag superstars.
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