All of Sophie Hulme’s bags have gotten so good as of late, but there’s one motif I’m currently fixated on. I’m in the mood for anything laser-cut, which makes the Dora tote a must-have purchase of the moment.
Don’t be deceived by the spacious-looking north-south cut. This shopper tote is actually on the petite side, making it completely adorable and impossible to resist. Tan-brown leather projects an air of rugged durability, while the precision-perfect perforations counter the hue with a touch of delicacy. And then there are the 24k gold-plated brass touches. Hardware is key for this brand’s aesthetic, and here, Hulme’s signature slab is ingeniously incorporated as part of the metal handles. Plus, you’ve got to love a tote that comes with its own accessory: it’s accompanied by a palm tree charm, which is super-cute for summer. Sophie Hulme Dora structured leather tote on MATCHESFASHION.com for $949.
Pair with: A crisp button-down in banker-blue has maximum versatility, and Frame’s Le Tunic shirt has long, lean proportions you can play with. On My Theresa for $318.