You’re a Savoir Flair reader, so it seems a foregone conclusion that you are somewhat of an expert on luxury brands. You can spot a Chanel from 100 yards away, know Bottega Veneta inventory by heart, and can quote the data on Birkin investments from memory. However, with such a saturated handbag market to contend with, there are times where under-the-radar brands suddenly become the next big thing.
Remember what happened to Mansur Gavriel and its astonishing overnight success? One minute Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel were selling their eponymous line on e-commerce for the first time, and less than an hour later, 95 percent of their stock was sold out. True story. For Spring, with all its bountiful new retail options, we’re saying move over “It” bags.
Yes, we love them, but right now, we want something fresh – something that has a certain yet-to-be-uncovered sense of cool. We want people to gasp and say, “Where did you get that?” Is that too much to ask? Oh, and before you dive into our shoppable gallery below, remember that the best part about toting one of these understated new bags is that the price tag tends to be a heck of a lot lower than what you’d find at the likes of Gucci and Dior. Win-win.