If there’s one thing designer Joy Gryson knows, it’s balance. From her frugal-favorite IIIBeca line to her under-$500 Olivia Harris line, Joy always knows when it’s right to splurge and when to show restraint. The same spirit of logical harmony is present in her namesake collection’s Saskia bag, where she has employed just the right amount of cool details.
Crinkled Italian nylon at once blends and contrasts with soft, ready-to-wear-in goatskin, especially in an endlessly neutral color way of grayish taupe and cream. Features like an ID tag and all-around adjustable belting detail give it tomboyish flair, while protective feet on the base and removable straps reveal an eye for particulars. Add zippered gussets and a hidden tuck-lock closure, and you’ve got a daily staple that’s full of character with function to spare. Always inspired by her home base of downtown New York City, Joy proves she’s a pro at capturing the right amount of urban edge, sans too much polish for a thoroughly effortless look. On The Cools for $775.