Trend: Minimalist Handbags

March 1 2012, 2:30 PM

When it comes to accessories, I'm a self-confessed shoe addict, but even a sole girl craves a handsome, functional handbag. So for spring, we’re going for a look that features a clean silhouette with minimal hardware and no discernible logo (ladies, we’re not luxury-brand billboards). Put all of these elements together, and it adds up to a stylish handbag with some serious wardrobe longevity.

Creating covetable “It” bags is something fashion whiz Phillip Lim knows all about (Google his Pashli satchel and check out the endless celeb links). His new 31 Hour Bag (pictured left) in nude and black is chic, sporty, and can even be carried as an oversize clutch.

Find it: $795, A.Line Boutique, 5375 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village, 303-773-8200, aline-online.com

Reed Krakoff is also no stranger to producing beautiful handbags (some may know him better as the executive creative director for Coach). His own line features sophisticated combinations of luxurious materials and vibrant colors, like his signature Boxer bag (pictured right) in acid pink, orange, and red (also available in camel and black).

Find it: Starting at $990, Lawrence Covell, 225 Steele St., 303-320-1023, lawrencecovell.com

Fashion industry insiders Kaley Allison Jacobs and Jessica Belle Maxcy—newbies to designing their own accessory collectionlaunched their handbag line Allibelle this year. Already on must-have lists across the country, their Mohawk hobo bag (pictured above) in pale dove gray with sand trim is the perfect warm-weather carryall.

Find it: $480, Strut, 3611 W. 32nd Ave., 303-477-3361, strutdenver.com