5 Minimalistic Leather Bags You Should Invest In

We’ve all been through the dilemma of making the first step to purchasing a luxury bag: Is it justifiable to pay a grand or two for a branded bag (that Gucci Dionysus bag is looking swell in our must-have wishlist right now), or is it more worthwhile to buy more bags that aren’t made of calfskin leather and come with $50 pricetags?

If you’ve always wanted to straddle the in-between but still intend to look amazingly stylish, we’ve got a great suggestion for you this week. Why not invest in mid-range leather bags that are sturdy yet aren’t typical luxury labels? Think the oft-sold-out Mansur Gavriel, NYC-based anti-It bag brand Chiyome, and more. These brands offer well-constructed bags made of supple leather and in the most minimalistic-chic designs, be it in a tote, hand-held, or messenger that could bring you from day to night.

Here we compile the best five minimalistic leather bags you should definitely invest in without a second doubt:


1. LA-based contemporary design label CUERO&MØR is known for its innovative designs that take inspiration from classic silhouettes, such as the bucket bag. We aren’t surprised that this shape is still ultra popular with shoppers and style stars, but instead of the basic bucket bag that has a drawstring top, CUERO&MØR’s Spain-made Alhambra Bucket bag (USD595, + Add To Wishlist) is made from vegetable tanned leather and features a zipper closure with adjustable strap.

2. Everyone knows that Mansur Gavriel’s bestsellers are the bucket bags, but why fit in with everyone else when you can stand out with its lesser-known, but equally fabulous Circle Bag (USD1,095, + Add To Wishlist)? This shape is perhaps our favourite, harkening back to classic silhouettes with a retro element that is feminine at the same time. Plus – this Italian calf leather bag would make a beautiful accessory to complement your Sunday brunch/high tea sessions.

3. One thing we love about NYC-based bag label Chiyome is its innovative yet minimalist designs that creative director Anna Lynett Moss often come up with. Case in point: the Natural Arid Clutch (USD410, + Add To Wishlist) that isn’t your typical clutch teemed with a removable shoulder strap, evident from its exterior tab closure and unusual shape. It is made with matte natural leather and comes with hand-painted edges, along with a leather lined front flap.

4. If you’re traveling often and prefer to carry backpacks for ease of movement and convenience, Everlane’s Petra Backpack (USD330, + Add To Wishlist) is one you can consider for its elegant look. Whoever said backpacks can’t make fashion statements haven’t seen the ultrasuede lining, the 100% full-grain Italian leather body that is available in tan and black, and its gunmetal-finish hardware on the leather drawstrings.

5. Sisters Camille and Margot Robbie were inspired by Louis Xavier Pascal, their great, great, grandfather who founded Manufacture Pascal in 1854 in France, prior to starting out the same-name label that is now based in Brooklyn. Produced in NY, Manufacture Pascal bags, especially the Lady Box Dune Leather (USD500, + Add To Wishlist) is one to have in your accessory stash right now, all thanks to its classic shape and beautiful sand-hued shade.


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