Contemporary Designer Handbags and More

Our Chat with Ela

From the first time we laid our eyes on her handbags, we became obsessed with the brand. Her designs are so beautiful and sophisticated; the leathers are soft and buttery. The brand brings something new and fresh to the contemporary designer handbag arena. And then we met the couple behind the brand, the fabulous Ela and Martin; they are kind, humble and elegant just like the collection. We sat down with Ela to learn a little more about the strong woman behind the brand.

What is your number one advice to anyone who thinks about starting his or her own handbag collection?

Think international but develop your brand one market at a time. We’ve had an incredible start in Canada, which has given us a great platform and stability to be able to expend into new markets. I think you have to be extremely passionate about what you are getting into, as it’s a pretty incredible challenge – worthwhile of course but it’s a very different way of working. Make sure you learn from your customers and adjust as you go and manage your cash flow as if your life depended on it.

What is the best part of working with your husband, Martin? 

I feel very lucky to work with my spouse as we really compliment one another. We work really long hours so if we didn’t work together we probably wouldn’t see much of one another. Being able to build a brand together and share in the growth has been quite rewarding. Of course the hardest part is the life/work balance and being more aware to turn the work mode off and focus more on each other but we are slowly getting there.

The Tiger clutch, is an iconic piece of your collection, and one of our favorites!! What can we expect to see in the future from you that will be considered, “Classic Ela”?



We are thrilled you like it! The tiger motif came from an abstract sketch that I did and thought it would be incredible to create a stamp like our signature studs and stars. It’s a technique that we have developed in our workshop where we create custom molds and then proceed with a filling technique to create a lasting texture without using heavy hardware.

The next classic signature for ela is a floral motif we call “flower party.”

What’s your all-time favorite Ela handbag? And what’s the number one item that you always must have in your handbag?

This is a difficult question as I love them all! The Scandi drawstring with our signature star motif has been in high rotation lately. The bag is very functional with minimal hardware, back zipper and great interior compartment. Most importantly its super light- weight, which is something that is present is all of our bags.


The cargo that I always have with me (very difficult to pick just one :-) in my handbag is what we call M.I.L.C.K – money/id/lipstick/cell/keys.


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To get your hands on one of Ela’s signature handbags, check out MORCHU.COM



The Holidays are here and there is still time to enjoy so much of NYC has to offer this time of year. We gathered some of our favorites and matched each with some of our favorite handbags. Wishing you a beautiful, peaceful holidays season from our MOR-CHU family to yours.

Macy’s – 34th and Sixth Ave
The most wonderful time of the year is also the most magical! The interactive and spectacular window displays department stores put on are fun and fabulous to go see. The biggest store in the world, Macy’s, also has arguably the biggest display in the world. Their windows wrap around the entirety of the store in Herald Square, and this year they depict a boy with magical telescope that helps him experience Christmas on other planets. Check out, where you’ll find everywhere from Bloomie’s to Bergdorf’s- or just head there and see for yourself!

Small Isabella Tote By Annabel Ingall is the perfect companion for walking around the city, it’s lightweight and has plenty of room. And the military color is perfect for the winter. It is sure to become one of your favorites.


Rockefeller Center Tree/Ice skating
The tall tree brought to Rockefeller each year and lit up in a special nationally television ceremony is synonymous with the holidays in New York. Tourists and locals alike skate at the rink under the tree through January. It’s the quintessential holiday outing for friends and family.

Emery by Kooba is a super chic crossbody. We love the navy color which is a great alternative to your basic black


Central Park
Wollman Rink at Central Park is a beautiful place to skate. You’re surrounded by trees and skyscrapers alike in the biggest park in NYC. Both ice skating and Wollman Rink are New York classics, and a great destination for couples, kids or friends.

Uncharted Crossbody by She+Lo  is one of their most popular styles, this is the only cross-body you’ll ever need. With it’s black crackle leather and a hint of shimmer, this crossbody is perfect for the upcoming holiday season. The clean lines and custom hardware go with every outfit, and the flap closure will keep your essentials completely secure.


Bryant Park
In the middle of a whole lot of holiday spirit is Bryant Park’s ice-rink. The centerpiece of their Winter Village, it’s open layout allow you to see the attached restaurant patrons and shoppers of the pop up shops. But make sure you have time to wait, there’s usually a long line to get into one of the city’s most anticipated winter event.

Trifecta Backpack by Foley & Corinna – Ice skate in style with the Trifecta Backpack. This beauty by Foley & Corinna is absolutely awesome! The trifecta backpack is versitile and can be worn three different ways: as a backpack, on your shoulder or arm. In classic balck it is sure to become your go to bag.


 Union Square Holiday Market
Over a million people pass through this iconic and longstanding pop up market in Union Square. With over 150 vendors this year that are mostly local artisans, you can pick up unique handmade gifts for everyone on your list. Jewelry, clothing, home goods and toys are just a few items you can expect to see. Also present are food vendors serving up warm and scrumptious seasonal goods to eat there or on the go.

Rubina Tote – There is a little time left to shop. Do it in Style with this lightweight, very comfortable and stylish shopper by Sorial. The Rubina Tote is made from the finest of exotic snake embossed leather. This North South carry all is soft, very durable and lightweight. This tote features a lobster clasp closure, interior zipper pocket and an interior ring to hold your keys or our Rubina Wristlet. Made to take any outfit over the edge.

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Radio City Christmas Spectacular
This traditional show is anything but traditional with 3D effects and the world famous Rockettes. No one is too young or too old to spend a few hours in the beautiful Radio City Music Hall where Santa takes you on a Christmas adventure.

MILCK LADY by Ela – finally if you are going out to see the stunning Rockettes or another evening event, you can’t go wrong with this beautiful and elegant handbag by Ela. The M.I.L.C.K bag stands for money/ID/lipstick/cell/keys. It’s the perfect bag for a night out!

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No matter which handbag you carry, do it in style!
Wishing everyone a wonderful, peaceful Holiday Season.

- xoxo MOR-CHU


The Perfect Handbag for Back to School First Impressions

For those going back to classes, whether it’s high school, college, grad school or any institution, a functional and fashionable handbag is vital for class and style. For you fashionistas who like to keep even your school accessories style savvy, these amazing handbag options are for you!

The Logan by Kooba is the perfect everyday school bag. This handbag features soft leather with two shoulder straps, one zip pocket, a mirror slit pocket (mirror is detachable) and two side pockets. You have enough room to fit notebooks and binders, as well as your favorite lip-gloss and other necessities. Who says you have to be slinging backpacks on your shoulder? We think this is a better and stylish option.



This bag is a beauty to look at. There’s a one in a million chance that anyone would be carrying a similar style. Why? Because no one rocks it better than you. The metal corner detailing on front is perfect for girls who like some hardware and the snake pattern is for those who like a bold print! The top handles comfortably fit over the shoulder or arm and with a removable strap its perfect for girls who opt for functionality. Lets just say this Framed Snake Satchel by Foley+Corinna is an every girl handbag.

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The Esther D by Liebeskind tote is a boxy shape suitable for those class essentials and supplies. We are throwing in bags with different colors just to show you that not all everyday bags have to be black! If you fear straying away from black, try this midnight blue color that will surely pop against those typical book bags. The Esther bag features a spacious interior with a large zip pocket in the middle and 1 interior back zip pocket. Beauty and versatility? The Esther D offers both!  With double top handles for carrying by hand or removable strap for crossbody or shoulder, rock it anyway you want.


The Emily Swagger bag by Aimee Kestenberg is just that, a bag with style and attitude. This satchel will immediately grab attention with its white and black coloring and pop of yellow. Satchels are great because they have structure and shape. Handy for notebooks and lighter school days, the Emily Swagger can be used with double handles or a removable shoulder strap. Satchels are great because they have structure and shape.

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The Rhapsodic slouchy hobo bag by Mofé is another option for those girls who like slouch and zippers. With its soft leather and side zippers, the rhapsodic is made with a beautiful quality. Use the side zippers for easy access so you don’t have to stress about putting away your pens or important notes. Make a great first impression with style and carry the rhapsodic slouch bag for an effortless, girl-next-door look!


The Next Chapter Tote by She+Lo is the ultimate choice for a functional but stylish hand bag. Its roomy interior is made for those class days where you have to manage school and a social life. The edgy black pattern makes the entire bag more than an accessory, immediately making everyone add this to their wish list. For those who like to be on trend, the Next Chapter Tote is our reccomendation.

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As an added bonus to our blog readers and fashionistas going back to school, use coupon code “MCSTUDENT”* to receive 15% off your next order.

No matter which handbag you carry, do it in style and have an amazing start of your school year!

- xoxo MOR-CHU


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Mini Accessories for your Major Summer Adventures

Oh no! We are almost done with summer! For those who want to make the summer last as long as possible and want to do it in style, these mini bags can make the perfect outfit even better! Use summer as an excuse to break out your boldest outfits and an opportunity to experiment with different patterns and colors.

This small but summery bag is perfect for your light weighted trips. The Cleveland Mini by Daniella Lehavi is a simple yet very elegant mini handbag. Its bright red strip is perfect for those who want to break into brighter colors but want to do it minimally.

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This pretty in pink bag is perfect for those summer dates and summer events where you have to be more dressed up. We love the Elie Mini by PLV because it is feminine, elegant and accessible. The snake chain shoulder strap and snake pattern is a pop of pattern and twist on a traditional pink bag.

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Now we are speeding up and pulling out this beautiful number! We absolutely love this bag, not only for its color but for its amazing detailing. The Legacy Mini by Botkier now with studs is a mini clutch topped with an optional snake-chain strap for a street-chic crossbody style. This lovely bag features gold hardware zipper details and studs. Take this beauty out and make yourself the talk of the party!


If you want to be more brave, then jump ahead to this exotic beauty! This eye catching and breathtaking bag is perfect for summer! The snake pattern in this shade screams classic and chic. The newest addition to the city family, the Tiny City by Foley + Corinna is our classic spin on the standard mini bag. Go for an adventure and flaunt it!

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No matter which handbag you carry, do it in style and remember to keep enjoying your SUMMER!

- xoxo MOR-CHU 


RED, WHITE AND BLUE into your Summer Outfit

You know it’s the beginning of summer in New York City when the days start to get hotter and the subway transit begins to get sweatier. Nevertheless, there’s an upcoming patriotic holiday that hopefully will cool down the summer heat-at least for a day! The fourth of July is the perfect summer festivity to break out those cute outfits. For this Independence Day spruce up your outfit with splashes of red, white and blue in a non-traditional way. So instead of just sporting an American flag on your shirt, add the perfect patriotic handbag to make your July 4th the brightest it can be- no seriously we love the Macy’s Fourth of July fireworks.

Here are some of MOR-CHU’s favorite RED, WHITE and BLUES.

The Havana Hobo is perfect for those girls who celebrate this holiday by hanging around the city or grabbing a dinner with friends!  The exterior of the bag is perfect for last minutes grabs from your room such as lip-gloss, sunscreen and keys. This red bag is perfect for the girls on the go who need a roomy bag but don’t want to sacrifice style!

Havana Hobo – Red by Hayden Harnett


Havana Hobo

For girls out there who need to carry light for their patriotic adventure, the Pierian cross body in tomato is perfect! This rectangle cross body will be sure to add some pattern to your outfit whether you’re out for the whole day or need to make a quick trip to the store for hot dogs-a fourth of July classic. This snake design with silver-tone chain will be that perfect touch of pop into your outfit.

Pierian – Tomato by MOFE

Moving onto the white portion of our national flag, this Honore Crossbody by Botkier will stand out from the crowd. Although people tend to notice a bright bag, this mini cross body outshines the rest. This white bag with gold detailing looks amazing with any summer outfit! Store your summer necessities in this modern and chic accessory.

Honore Crossbody – Perforated White by Botkier

If you’re the type of person to carry your whole life in your bag, this Perpetual White Graphite Joelle Hawkens shoulder bag is the perfect size so you can have everything when the time comes. With a big zipper on the outside, there is no excuse to not have everything with you! It doesn’t get more stylish than rocking a fashionable white bag.

Perpetual – Graphite White by Joelle Hawkens 

We are at the end of our July Fourth style journey.  Blue is such an easy color to wear, but for this occasion we chose different variations of blue to rock this summer holiday! First up is the beautiful Esther D by Liebeskind in Midnight Blue. The Esther rocks a slouchy design with just the right amount of structure and made of super soft leather. This is the perfect handbag to take with you to watch the fireworks.

Esther D – Midnight Blue by Liebeskind

This small but festive bag screams Fourth of July! For those people out there who tend not to carry much, this ela pouch is perfect. This beautiful shade of periwinkle blue looks beautiful against tan skin! The unique star design down the middle is perfect for the occasion. With this ela pouch add a minimalistic touch of American pride.

Editor Pouch – Star Blue by ELA 

No matter what you have planned for this American holiday, stay safe and always look stylish! Have an awesome Fourth of July.

- xoxo MOR-CHU 


After a miserable winter we thought would never end… it’s hard to believe that the cold days are behind us.  The unofficial kick-off to summer is here – Memorial Day weekend!  We all know the key to effortless travel during the warmer months is packing light. A bikini and cover-up can only get you so far – what about Evening wear? Sandals? Makeup? Electronics?
You need the perfect weekender bag!
Here are some of our favorites:

The Urbane by MOFÉ is a stylish leather satchel that can fit everything a girl needs from a change of clothes and a pair of sneakers to your iPad and accessories. It is large yet super light. The snake design is sophisticated and stunning. Includes a detachable / adjustable shoulder strap.


The Flexor handbag by Jack Germain – The Flexor is the best bag if you need that extra room. Whether you are going away for the weekend or you have your favorite spinning class that day, it can all fit. Beautifully crafted with Jack Germain’s signature hardware. Includes back and front zippers, side pockets and a detachable strap.

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Also super roomy, and in a beautiful pastel shade that’s perfect for summer, is Liebeskind’s Toska satchel.  This super chic bag just begs to be taken out of town with you! Pastels are definitely on trend right now and this satchel is made of a beautiful delicate sorbet. Features cotton structure, as well coarsely woven cotton and fine leather match. Includes two large compartments, a removable pouch for make-up and all sorts of little things, and a detachable/adjustable strap.



If you are only going away for the day, you should do it in style and take along The Cleo Tote by Aimee Kestenberg. This super chic tote features an easy-open design with a large zipper on the back for easy access. Lightweight in design, this is the perfect tote for the girl who carries a lot! Aimee’s custom Water Python printed design creates a fresh approach to what a Tote should be for the modern girl. Features a detachable/adjustable strap.

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Or check out Foley + Corinna’s Tight Rope Satchel if you lean towards a more classic choice.



Just remember to have lots of fun no matter which handbag you wear!
- xoxo MOR-CHU 


Mother’s Day is almost here (May 11th – don’t forget!).  It’s definitely time to start thinking of what you’re going to do for Mom to show her how much you love and appreciate her.  To help you figure out how to thank Mom for everything she’s done (and continues to do), Mor-Chu has put together a little gift guide… because what Mom wouldn’t love a fantastic new handbag for Mother’s Day?

Here are some gorgeous options for your mother on her much deserved, special day:

First up is the JoJo Crossbody by Annabel Ingall for the mom whose tastes lean towards the classics. Made of pebbled leather and has a minimalist design with gold-tone hardware. A top strap fastens the three separate compartments with each having a top zipper.


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The Honore Small Hobo by Botkier is perfect for your sophisticated mom. The Honore Small Hobo offers a sophisticated style that won’t fade out. The silhouette has just the right amount of slouch; add the front zip and gold hardware details for the perfect amount of chic.



The Rubina Tote by Sorial is a cool, funky option for the busy mom-on-the-go. The Rubina Tote is made from the finest of exotic snake embossed leather. This North South carry all is soft, very durable and lightweight.

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If your mom likes to take it easy on the weekend, there’s the gorgeous Cleveland handbag by Daniella Lehavi. This mini cross body, is simple, elegant and has plenty of room for all the necessities.



If your mom is always digging around her bag for what she needs, the Mandi by Kooba, with all of its wonderful pockets, is great for keeping your mom organized. We adore the sea glass color that adds a perfect pop of color for spring. This crossbody “tech” bag that can hold an iPad or iPad mini, tablet, cell phone and kindle in separate pockets at the same time, what mom doesn’t need that?


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Finally, if your mom likes to go out, have fun and stay on trend, she can do it in style with the  Pierian Clutch by MOFE. Fun, elegant, feminine, versatile are just some of the words that pop into mind when thinking of the Pierian. It’s made of pebble leather with embossed snake.
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And just remember to tell your Mom I   you on Mother’s Day and Everyday!

At MOR-CHU, we know Moms are AWESOME! So to help you find the perfect gift for Mom, we offer 15% OFF* your purchase by using coupon code LOVEMOM

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Essential Accessories for Your Upcoming Vacation…..

With winter finally over, you can’t help but start thinking about exciting spring and summer travel plans!  Sunglasses, cute hats, light scarves and wraps and most importantly, bags!  Bags are definitely an essential accessory for any vacation trip.

A great tote is a staple of any fashionista’s wardrobe but a great tote that travels well is so much more.  The Ibiza flight tote from Hayden-Harnett is that bag.  This tote is incredibly versatile- it can be worn up to six different ways with its unique strap/handle and snap system. It’s unbelievably comfortable and has an amazing internal compartment system that makes it impossible not to stay organized as you travel.



Another great alternative is this fantastic Quilted Nylon and Watersnake tote by Beirn. With plenty of pockets and large interior. It’s not only a great travel companion but can also be a terrific diaper bag alternative.


And what about these beautiful passport cases and Bardot clutch, both also from Hayden Harnett?  The passport cases are perfect for holding your passport, boarding pass and anything else you need to keep your trip well-organized while the Bardot clutch fits an iPad plus cords and accessories easily (and makes you feel as if you are on vacation year round).  Toss both into your Ibiza tote and you’re ready to board!


Once you get where you’re going, you’ll definitely need some cute bags to accessorize your vacation wear.  The super chic Stripe Tote by Hat Attack is perfect for any cruise or poolside vacation.  Its cute rope handles and navy stripes will lend any outfit a classic, nautical touch. This tote is roomy enough to hold all of your essentials and conveniently has a detachable pouch so that you can leave the tote at your lounge chair and take just the pouch with you to the bar to grab a frozen drink to sip in the sun!


Of course, nothing says summer like raffia.  You could try the Big Sur tote by Florabella for a beach vacation.  This tote is big enough to hold all your beach necessities- a towel, a book, sun screen, sunglasses and your wallet.  The silver lurex threads embellishments add just the right amount of glitz. Pair it with some oversized sunglasses and you’re ready for the beach!


When the day’s over, you’ll need a smaller bag to carry you through the evening’s plans.  Try this smaller raffia clutch, also by Florabella, as the perfect bag to carry your phone, wallet and your favorite lipstick to dinner.  The Compostela clutch is also raffia but embellished with gold threads for a touch of glam.  Perfect with your favorite maxi and metallic sandals.


And don’t forget warm weather scarves and hats for accessorizing your vacation looks.

This gorgeous Splendid fringe scarf  by Leigh and Luca makes a great cover-up wrap when you’re ready for a break from the sun.


This great raffia crochet traveler hat by Hat Attack takes up almost no space in your suitcase but keeps you protected from harmful rays while you stay looking chic.


And if you need a little help simply organizing your suitcase, we have the perfect solution for you. Check out these adorable travel pouch set by felix rey, they come in a pack of three (S/M/L).

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Have an amazing vacation wherever your travels may take you!

How do you organize your purse?

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How do you organize your purse? If you’re looking into your bag right now and see a jumble of STUFF feeling an overwhelming sense of guilt and neglect, hold it right there. We’ve all been there and understand the struggle of keeping our necessities in order and easily accessible, so we’re delighted to offer some rather stylish solutions.

Having distinct pouches for your makeup, cards, earbuds and tech devices makes for a seamless hand-in, hand-out transaction with your bag instead of the usual digging for gold franticness that comes with a black hole of a purse.

Whether you’re hitting the gym, the beach or just the supermarket, we’re obsessed with LOLO’s punchy pouches for their easy to spot colors and even easier to clean vinyl exteriors.

Never crush or misplace your glasses again! This adorable bright pink sunglasses case with the word “Shades” combines just the right amount of cheekiness and functionality you won’t mind reaching for again and again.


If you’ve watched too much Spongebob with the kids lately, fancy a vacation, or actually have a vacation planned LOLO’s Mesh Stanley Flat Case is the pouch for you! An ideal pool or beach companion, it’s easy going enough to be thrown into a tote or carried all by itself for a dose of whimsy with your bathing suit.


Toiletries are given high flying status in this mini zippered pouch. Stash your post-workout essentials, make-up, receipts or even money on or off the ground.


Be a rebel with the medium sized version of the airplane mini with a skeleton cut-out on the front. This one has even more room for a make-up collection or larger items. Best part? The bottom is flat, so it can hold it’s own on the bathroom counter when you’re in need of a touch-up.


Feeling organized yet? These also make a great gift for any girl in your life- scoop up a pouch, some makeup at Sephora, put a bow on it and call it a birthday/bridal shower/wedding party present!

We would be remiss if we also didn’t mention the importance of your purse itself keeping you in check. With tons of compartments, convenient openings and a manageable overall size, we adore these bags for their high style, sleekness and nifty pockets.

For anyone who thinks backpacks are for college-aged people and under, we think once you give Aimee Kestenberg’s Tamitha backpack a try you will be pleasantly surprised- just look at all that interior storage!

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Tamitha Backpack by Aimee Kestenberg


Never underestimate the power of a cross body. Foley + Corinna’s three-pocket crossbody holds all the essentials, while Kooba’s multi-pocket Mandi messenger channels the OCD in all of us.



Cache Crossbody by Foley + Corinna


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Mandi by Kooba


By Nicole Hoffman for

Every once in awhile, it’s nice to take stock of your wardrobe. Clothes come and go, but accessories are lifelong companions, punching up your outfit a notch to hide the fact that you’ve worn those tee and jeans three times this week. Since we’re all busy bees, no one bag can do it all. A clunky tote isn’t ideal for your dinner date, just like a clutch won’t fit your laptop and work papers. Choosing the right silhouette balances your ensemble and provides the perfect finishing touch. Do you have all of these essential shapes in your closet?

Looking ever so chic on the crook of your arm, the satchel boasts enough room for your daily essentials minus the bulk. Mixing short handles with a bevy of closures (zipper, snap, drawstring, buckle), it’s easily the most versatile shape, earning its place in the front of your closet (and heart) rather quickly. Even better if it distinguishes itself with a pop of color, like this beaut (Emily Swagger) by Aimee Kestenberg.



Or you can go more traditional with the Legacy Satchel by botkier



The throw-all bag doesn’t have to look thrown together! Luxe materials like leather and snakeskin make for a sophisticated bag to stash not so luxe items like sneakers or baby formula. Key characteristics include its ability to pull off different shapes. So long as the handles and a large opening for easy access are on top, it can be any shape. Durability and craftsmanship are key quantities of an abused bag such as the tote and we think these have the right idea.

Isabella Item Tote by Annabel Ingall in Persian Blue


Or this Unchained City, a twist on your typical tote by Foley + Corinna


Sister-in-law of the tote, a shopper is a bit more dressed up than a tote, even if the silhouettes are similar. Always trying to one up it’s family member, it usually succeeds. You can rely on your shopper to hold all your life’s possessions in the most simple, rectangular and utilitarian way. And let’s be honest, who can be jealous when it looks this good?

Scapula by Jack Germain

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J Shopper by DELL’EST




Adored by boho beauties and prepsters alike, the hobo serves up the perfect mix of structure and style by their distinct crescent shape. Coming in at all softness levels (slouchy, flexible, stiff) hobos add an inexplicable cool (and storage space) to your outfit.


Jonnie by Kooba

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And if you really want to splurge, the Donna Snake Hobo is an exquisite creation by Katherine Kwei



No hands, don’t care! No explanation is needed as to why a crossbody (or 2!) should occupy your closet, but we’ll tell ya anyway. Sometimes your bag doesn’t have to be center of attention because who wants to fiddle with handles when Starbucks, your morning juice and the dog’s leash are taking over your morning? Our designers at Mor-Chu think of everything, so several crossbodies come with a detachable strap for maximum versatility as a crossbody, satchel, or clutch. That’s what we call double duty!

The Kinetic by MOFÉ is a perfect example of an adorable crossbody that can transform into a clutch.


Or the Alexis Quilted XBody by Aimee Kestenberg which is a must have in every closet!


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And for a color splash that is perfect for spring, we love the Mini Square Crossbody by RoviMoss


The crown jewel of going out attire is the clutch. Chic, cute, compact- call it anything but bulky. Spring is near (right NYC??) which means more rooftop bars, garden parties, and dresses that require a bag tucked neatly under your arm. We love these clutches for their shape, detail and up for anything attitude. So clutch.

The Wallet Clutch with Chain by Beirn is both exotic and colorful.

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For something a bit larger and classy, check out the Bowdin Clutch by Hayden Harnett


For an elgant foldover, the esoteric by MOFÉ