While I’m not one to go down the fall-attire rabbit hole too deeply before the calendar turns to September, it is just 17 days away and the siren song of a new handbag for the season is becoming increasingly hard to resist — especially when there are such statement-making bags available right now.
I fell hard for that Staud bag the moment I laid eyes on it and I’ve been daydreaming about the perfect ’70s-inspired ensembles to pair it with. It looks roomy enough for everyday essentials and the large opening appears like it would fit comfortably over a shoulder. Then there are those petite croc-embossed bags here and here (also in emerald) that are just begging for a ladylike look. And just look at the acrylic details on the strap of this bag and this one — and they’re both under $50! But then Cult Gaia steals the show with three photogenic bags that blow the Ark bag out of the water: a sculptural bamboo tote, a fluffy faux-fur top-handle bag, and a raffia woven handbag.