There are few times I’ll set aside my mini bag, but I’m always willing to do it for an adventure, whether it’s surfing, skiing, or my favorite – shopping. And since adventures can sometimes be rough and tumble (sample sale, anyone?), you want a tote that’s not going to break your heart when it gets a scratch – a.k.a. one with a sweet and low price tag.
With a New York City upbringing and a first bag style called the Trigger, you can count on Monika Botkier to pump some streetwise grit into your functional daily bag. I love Monika for her rock ‘n’ roll aesthetic and refined biker sensibility, and this bag has both in spades.
To prepare you for this weekend’s Memorial Day celebrations, Shopbop has discounted hundreds of new items up to 40% off. From small pouches like 3.1 Phillip Lim’s snakeskin 31 Second ($280) to Botkier’s full-size satchel ($276.50), there’s a summer bag for every occasion. Shop the sale here!
These are some blues that will never bring you down – a quick dip in crisp blue waters or lunch under sunny blue skies. Even if you live in an urban jungle where the sky is blocked by buildings and the sparkling ocean is miles away, one of these bags can be your daily escape […]
I just bought Givenchy’s black and white-checkered clutch from Bergdorf Goodman (and paid full retail, as I do with most of my bags). I’m completely in love with it and thought I was done with the trend of black and white bags, but now Maiyet’s Sophie bag (on NET-A-PORTER for $1,250) is calling my name! […]
From the streets to the shore, the ultimate urbanista designer, Monica Botkier, gets beachy for Spring/Summer 2013. It looks like the New York City native has been catching weekend flights to Miami. The juicy colors of the instant-classic Valentina ($195 for the hipster, $295 for the shoulder) have me positively drooling – and seeing some […]
Satchel Hellooooo, Brando! It’s only fitting that one of the most attractive bags of the season has the same name as one of the most swoon-worthy movie stars of all time (and arguably the hottest). Botkier has done it again for Fall. Also like Marlon in his prime, this bag also looks strong and durable. […]
Designer Monica Botkier has always marched to the stylish beat of her own bag’s drum. It’s an interesting move for her to go up-market, when everyone else is scrambling to do high-street collaborations or creating bridge lines. After acknowledging that Monica’s core-line prices have gone down a lot, she realized there are a lot of […]
I just can’t decide what’s more enticing about Monica Botkier’s latest Spring collection: her playfully chic bags or the fact that she shot the coolly alluring advertising campaign herself?! Yes, Monica is a woman of many aesthetic talents, and she was a successful fashion photographer before her bag line became one of the best accessible […]