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Industry + Insights / August 16, 2019 / Mary Zubritsky
From Givenchy, to Fendi & Gucci, the Best Statement Work Bags
With a new season comes new trends and merchandise, which means it’s time to go shopping! Yay, my favorite pastime! While many are on the hunt for the next hottest bag, remember trends come and go, and it ALWAYS makes more sense to invest in a designer resale bag that’s timeless and versatile (LePrix’s got 1000’s of them) than a bag that doubles as a stuffed animal—I’m not even joking—this is a trend for 2019. My coworker is looking for a day-to-night bag and she pulled up a brand new, WHITE Louis Vuitton tote. I had to stop her from making this mistake.
I will never be the girl with the perfect hair who can wear white and not spill on it - Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City
“A few issues here…white is impossible to keep clean, it’s a summer-only bag, you’re paying $4,500 for coated canvas and this is not an everyday tote," I continued with my thought. "What you need is a bag in a darker color in a timeless design and fabric that can easily transition from Thursday morning meetings to happy hour—summer or fall. This is not an intelligent purchase.” She admitted to not knowing much about designer bags because this is DC and we work in tech (i.e. laptop) so I took her to LePrix’s site and showed her bags that go the distance. Lucky for her, I know way more about handbags than tech platforms (wait, I thought they meant platform shoes)! But first, let me dream a bit and get ostentatious with this unbelievably drool-worthy Hermes Birkin bag in crocodile and alligator with palladium hardware. This is the ultimate boss lady bag.  

Hermes Birkin 35 Black Porosus Crocodile & Alligator Bag

  The perfect work bag? Please, if you own this bag you probably don't need to work! Le sigh.  

Louis Vuitton Bay Rose Neverfull Tote

Well if there's one bag that will hold everything, plus the kitchen sink, it's the ever-popular LV Neverfull crafted in sturdy monogrammed canvas with a colorful chain link print. So, have you ever actually filled it to the brim and does it hold a kitchen sink? Asking for a friend, of course.    

Givenchy Antigona Leather Satchel  

Not only is the Antigona the perfect carryall, but it's stunning and classic too. Crafted in supple calfskin with rolled top handles, top-zip closure and a subtle Givenchy logo, it's definitely going down in the handbag hall of fame.  

Chanel Quilted Backpack

It's pretty much guaranteed that I'm going throw my opinion around and I have big thoughts on adult backpacks...as in if you're over the age of 22, you should not be carrying one. But if you absolutely MUST (sigh) IMHO this quilted canvas and leather Chanel backpack is acceptable. Now, this does not give you a hall pass go out and buy a monogrammed LL Bean like it's 1982. No, just no! Gag me with a spoon.  

Burberry Leather Tote Bag

Not everything by Burberry needs to be covered in the classic check print! This sturdy, classic leather tote features two top handles, interior pockets and a detachable shoulder strap with the unmistakable check print, adding a touch of Burberry without being gaudy.  

Fendi Mania Zucca Shopper Tote

No, you are not imaging things. Fendi has been spelled out in FILA lettering! Remember FILA, the Italian sportswear company that was super popular in 80s and 90s? Well Fendi joined forces to create the Fendi Mania line. This Fendi Mania shopper tote is created from Zucca-printed, coated canvas and features dual-top handles and gold-tone hardware and opens to reveal a navy felt interior with zip pocket.

Balenciaga Graffiti Tote 

Yes! I finally found an 80s-inspired Balenciaga Graffiti Tote on our site! As I mentioned in a previous post, I own the city bag version of this and I love, love, love it. You could be wearing the world's most basic outfit, but if you're carrying this bag, it's like you're suddenly a street style star! Huge fan...get it before it's gone!  

Gucci GG Marmont Matelassé Leather Tote

This luxe leather carryall is simplistically chic. Crafted in supple matelassé leather with a chevron design and gold-tone hardware, I guarantee your iPhone, makeup and sunnies will be totes overjoyed to be toted around in this must-have.  

Valentino Garavani Denim Rockstud Tote 

Ah, the beloved rockstud tote...a must amongst the NYC fashion queens just a few years ago. Well, this one is in totally cool denim with leather trim and features double top handles, a detachable shoulder strap, inner pockets and it's topped off with the famous gold-tone, pyramid studs.   Shop all of LePrix's awesome work-appropriate, carryall handbags by clicking here!  
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