The United Kingdom’s reigning queen of bags has done it again. After recent trysts with the cereal and juice pouch aisles, Anya Hindmarch has taken a break from the fun but kooky stuff and gone back to her roots. Here is a prime example of what she does best, fusing timeless shapes with interesting texture and ahead-of-the-curve technology.
Just because this marks a return to basics, a basic bucket bag the Vaughan is not. Out of the Fall collection, this style is directly inspired by the first bag Anya designed, a simple, lightweight drawstring bucket. However, there’s no old news here. Dip-dyed calf hair sets the foundation for a dégradé effect, equally lovely in high contrast soft gray and more monochrome moss green (they’re so different, I can’t even really compare them). A smart method of thermo-bonding avoids heavy stitching, so the effect is sleek and seamless. Luxurious, sophisticated, and utterly alluring? The Vaughan answers yes to all of the above. Anya Hindmarch Vaughan at Anya Hindmarch for $3,362.
Pair with: Sharpen up a soft bag with pointy-toed ankle boots. Tibi’s blend of chunky buckles, hard edges, and a panel of snake-effect leather adds edgy glamour. On NET-A-PORTER for $595.