Once frequently wacky and off-the-wall, Maison Martin Margiela bags are getting more practical and usable by the minute. Their latest pair of suede incarnations present you with palatable, pared-down design accompanied by fresh details you need to discover on your own – it’s much more fun that way.
The super-streamlined shoulder bag (on Ssense for $1,490) has a slim magnetized closure, but it’s the concealed zip closure on the fold-over flap that’s the happy surprised. And don’t be afraid to load it up (in moderation); accordion-style panels allow for expansion. Even more streamlined, the clutch version (at Saks Fifth Avenue for $1,195): this is a no-nonsense clutch for the busy snob who is done with fluff and fuss. Similar though not identical, choose between the two depending on your needs. Either way, dove-gray suede and mirrored silver metal adds up to a combination that’s gives off a monochrome vibe, sans dullness.