Of Architecture and Accessory: The Perfectly Poised Handbag

Structure. Function. We need them in our lives. For too long we've been slouching around, carrying nondescript lumps of leather and calling them handbags. Trending toward a tailored, finished look, the structured bag is again in vogue. 

Prada's Miuccia carries out her grandfather's tradition elegantly with the tailored Saffiano Small Double-Zip Tote. Handsome and crisp in blue, the hardware

gleams brightly against the perfection of leather, and the plethora of pockets insures organized transport in this simple, stylish choice. A hanging keyring, and detachable shoulder strap provide function along with front and back zipped envelope pockets on each side of the open top. We want this one to last forever, and because it is Prada, it will. 

The oh-so-posh Proenza Schouler PS1 bag is irresistibly chic, demanding attentive

glances as it handily moves about from office to weekend and beyond. The jacquard logo interior finds division via zipped pocket, supported by an inner zipped pouch and top snap closure. A range of palette choices make this bag desirable across the rainbow. 

Burberry does tailored well, and in the Heritage Leather Satchel Bag its skills are honed into perfect symmetry. This satchel is both beautiful and useful, tucking

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