If you use the words “demure” and “classic” to describe your personal style, I challenge you to find a more appropriate bag. Delvaux has been making leather goods for nearly 200 years (since 1829, to be precise), and no one does quintessential quiet luxury like them. So many designers claim not to care about trends; always-timeless Delvaux has a proven track record that they genuinely don’t. A bag of theirs is like a natural beauty who doesn’t rely on makeup: everyone wants to look like her, and no one can quite fake it. This belle of a bag, in santiag polo leather, has an element of surprise: it’s actually a double foldover, so your stuff stays secure when the buckle is undone. Good thing because threading that tab every time I want to reach for something would get on my nerves. And the venerable label has kept up with the times – the Basane leather inside comes with a cell phone pocket. All that, plus a super-adjustable strap, so you can have the bag flirt at your side or hips, depending on mood and need. A natural beauty that’s easy to work with – how rare is that? At Barneys New York for $2,075.
Pair with: What would be better than a Dior dress? A leafy jungle print and bold colors on cotton poplin will make that white leather go “snap!” At Saks Fifth Avenue for $2,300.