Death of the “It” bag? So they say. If you’re inclined to agree and are on the lookout for something new, step away from the usual go-to handbag brands and look instead to Savoir Flair’s roundup of three exciting labels that you never knew existed. Read on to get acquainted.
Yuzefi’s brand motto is “Carry less, dance more” – and we couldn’t agree more. Straight out of London, Yuzefi might just be the best-kept handbag secret yet. It won’t stay one for long, though, as we predict this fun and innovative brand will soon take social media by storm. British artisans work on every single piece in the heart of London, combining on-trend box bags with the label’s exciting vision and a dash of cute. Designer Naza Yousefi comes from a strong fashion background, having worked with some of the British industry’s leading names, including Giles Deacon and Christopher Kane. She uses her vast knowledge and creative aesthetic to craft handbags for those looking for quality with an edge.
The best of two worlds collide at Strathberry, where a husband-and-wife duo based in Edinburgh merges its pared-down design aesthetics and then creates covetable pieces in Spain, resulting in artisanal work of the highest quality. Delicious color pairings and delicate lines characterize the bags, all of which are perfect if you’re looking for something ladylike but mature and with a strong sense of modern luxury. To the delight of many, there’s no heavy branding on the pieces, but the signature metal bar included in all the designs is instantly recognizable to handbag connoisseurs in the know.
Bangkok-based S’uvimol is a veritable dream for lovers of exotic skins. The family-run company prides itself on having extensive knowledge when it comes to treating and working with precious leathers, all of which are sourced with the utmost attention to detail and handmade into beautiful bags. Ostrich skin comes from Africa, python from Thailand and Japan, and crocodile from the brand’s very-own breeding farm in Thailand. An added plus? There couldn’t be a better time to rock these precious pieces considering colored exotic-skin accessories are one of Fall/Winter 2016’s biggest trends.