This is the Handbag That's Taken Over So Many Style Stars' Instagram Feeds The best example of this phenomenon so far is Mansur Gavriel, and now another indie bag brand has emerged with its own clear, narrow aesthetic and a bag Instagrammers just can't get enough of. Enter, Cult Gaia.
Cult Gaia was founded in 2012 by Jasmin Larian, a California-based scion of the...
12 New Pieces Amanda Would Love to Have in Her Closet for Spring 2017
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I hate carrying bags that are heavy or bulky when it's hot outside, and Mansur Gavriel's are as light as they come. This brand new Spring 2017 design would fit into my wardrobe perfectly, I think.
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I've been using the same iPhone case since I got my 6 Plus over two...
The 12 Most Important New Bags of Spring 2017
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Spring 2017 represents a big expansion in indie darling Mansur Gavriel's handbag lineup, with more than half a dozen new designs, including the Metropolitan. Basically every bag the brand's released so far has been a hit, so these new designs are its biggest test yet.
The 26 Best Runway Bags of New York Fashion Week Fall 2017 (Unless a new line's marquee products are its accessories, like Mansur Gavriel at its debut, brands usually save bags for later periods of expansion when they have more resources.)
That doesn't mean there weren't interesting bags to be found among New York Fashion Week's Fall 2017 shows and...
Model Ashley Graham Loves Chanel Boy Bags and Luxe Neutrals
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I'm quite partial to this simple black leather Mansur Gavriel Tote that she was spotted with at LAX.
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And finally, here she is doing more press in Manhattan with a chic Saint Laurent Monogramme Clutch in hand.
#LovingLately: These are Instagram's Best Snaps of Mansur Gavriel's Lady Bag
What's most intriguing about Mansur Gavriel's vision is how its bags ooze a chic sense of elevated minimalism. The designs are clean and crisp, but interesting and fashionable at the same time. It's no surprise that this vision has since carried over into the brand's cult cool-girl...
Don't Call It a Comeback: 6 Bag Trends From the Past That Will Be Big in 2017
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When Mansur Gavriel, The Row and Céline all start making a particular type of bag at roughly the same time, you can bet with reasonable certainty that you're going to be seeing a lot more of it in the near future. Right now, they're all making midcentury-style frame bags, so you can...
10 Handbag and Shopping Wishes Amanda Hopes are Granted in 2017
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Mansur Gavriel proved there is a huge market for sophisticated, fashion-forward bags at moderate price points, and that opened up a lot of room for designers to experiment in that space. If I got my way, 2017 would see the rise of a couple more brands with interesting points of...
5 Brands Whose Influence Will Shape the Handbag Market the Most in 2017
Image via Vogue Runway
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Mansur Gavriel is the best-case scenario for the launch of a new accessories brand, and the company's restrained, methodical expansion is a great example for how small contemporary brands who find early success should go about scaling their business in order...
A Certain Mansur Gavriel Style Continues to Gain Steam with Models
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Here's Gigi Hadid, leaving her apartment in NYC with the aforementioned black leather Mansur Gavriel Lady Bag, which we saw her carrying last week as well.
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And here's Karlie Kloss, leaving her West Village apartment with the same bag as Gigi.
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Meanwhile, at LAX,...
Celebs Mix It Up with Bags from Mansur Gavriel, Mulberry, & Mark CrossThis week, the Mulberry brand may be getting a major boost from Prince Harry's girlfriend Meghan Markle, and an underrated Mansur Gavriel style suddenly finds itself in the hands of Gigi Hadid. And if you'll make the journey with me through our usual slough of Hermès, Chanel and Céline bags,...
PurseBlog Asks: What's Your Newest Bag Acquisition?
That was about nine months ago, but I've been trying to be a little more conservative with my finances this year and I have plenty of handbags to serve my purposes for the time being (this job does have some perks, after all), so it wasn't until a recent breakfast meeting with Mansur...
The 20 Best Fall 2016 Bags Under $600 There have always been excellent, well-made, super stylish leather bags in the mid-three figures, but it seems as though Mansur Gavriel's success has emboldened designers and retailers alike to target their contemporary bags to a more sophisticated customer than the festival-friendly boho...
Céline Bets Heavily on a New Frame Bag on Its Spring 2017 RunwayIt first occurred to me that we might be in for a frame bag renaissance a couple seasons ago when Mansur Gavriel started making a clutch with a frame closure as its central design feature. A top-handled frame day bag followed the next season (and is recently available in stores), and in the...
9 Perfect On-the-Go Bag and Shoe Combos to Help You Look Chic in Life's Busiest Moments
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Mansur Gavriel Large Bucket Bag$595 via Barneys
Aquazzura Christy Embroidered Canvas Point-Toe Flats$750 via Net-a-Porter
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Coach Tea Rose Applique Saddle Bag 23 $695 via Coach
Valentino Love Latch Caged Ballerina Flat $975 via Neiman Marcus
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Michael Kors Miranda...
Mansur Gavriel Expands Both Bag and Shoe Lineups for Spring 2017 It gave Mansur Gavriel a customer base that most upstart indie brands only dream of, but it also brought a boatload of pressure to quickly expand the business and lineup, which often dilutes a designer's vision and can be detrimental to a brand's viability over the long haul. Wisely, Rachel...
Celebs Show Their Love for Custom Coach & Even More Miu Miu
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Here's a smiling Giada, making her way through LAX with a beautiful white Mansur Gavriel Tote. This is one of the more affordable handbag options we've seen Giada carry; for travel, she usually sticks with Goyard.
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Kimora Lee Simmons also cruised through LAX this week with...
Alexander Wang Bets Big on Bucket Bags for Spring 2017
Bucket bags have been a big thing in the accessories market for several years now, and even Mansur Gavriel, whose hard-to-find debut bucket bag rocketed the brand to immense popularity and spawned a thousand copycats, is now focusing on other shapes. Alexander Wang, though, sent multiple...
Logos Forever: Supermodels and Star Athletes Can't Get Enough of Gucci, Louis Vuitton, & More We know for sure, however, that Reese is carrying a tan leather Mansur Gavriel Tote.
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Here's Olympic champ Simone Biles, heading into Craig's for dinner, as any big-time celebrity is wont to do. She's carrying a white logoed MICHAEL Michael Kors Wristlet.
Shop Mansur Gavriel's New Bag Materials, Colors and Styles While They Last at Net-a-Porter and Bergdorf Goodman
Mansur Gavriel's Fall 2016 collection includes a lot new things. Not only are many of the brand's popular bags now available in several colors of suede and patent leather, but there's a new satchel tote, the Sun Bag, in two sizes and lots of fabrications and colors. There's also an