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Carrying serious weight with urban tastemakers in the know, these four deservedly hyped brands offer up a fresh perspective on cool handbag decorum.
Making waves around the globe with highly functional statement pieces, Aimee Kestenberg has never met a detail she didn't dote on. Reinterpreting the backpack for today's girl about town, the Australian-born designer chose each element for its wow factor—from the oversized Italian zipper to the impeccably stitched straps.
CFDA winner Jessie Randall launched her Loeffler Randall line with the conviction that city-dwelling dames like classic femininity cut with a cool edge. Starlets and bloggers noticed, and much love ensued. This spring, she's harnessed that intuition into one ultra-utile shoulder-cum-crossbody bag tricked out in a Miami-kitsch floral print.
A household name among the downtown crowd, Rebecca Minkoff continues to hold sway across a vast social spectrum—from art students to celebs. With versatility a top priority, Minkoff designed this compact tote to be commuter friendly, with easy-to-hook handles and an adjustable crossbody strap.
Manhattan's boutique brand M Z Wallace is the joint effort of friends Monica Zwirner and Lucy Wallace Eustice. Specializing in durable, upscale carryalls, the two designers masterminded the ultimate everyday tote with a roomy shape, three removable pouches (one big enough for shoes!) and a lightweight, foldable nylon frame.