Thursday, December 9, 2010


The search for the perfect leather bag and perfect leather shoes is a search that is never over. Why? It's because you can never have too many perfect leather bags or leather shoes. Once you find one, the search is on for another. These leather ABK shoes are so beautifully crafted & classic. I can see myself living comfortably in each of these. The bags are incredibly rustic, simple and perfect to throw your life into while still appearing a bit pulled together.

Most of these pieces blur the lines between womenswear/menswear which makes it even more intriguing. The whole concept of 'borrowing from the boys' is something that has remained a consistent fashion trend throughout the years. It's about comfort and sustainability, and by sustainability I mean that accessories like this can be passed on for generations because they will never go out of style.

One of my favorite leather bags is one that my Mom used as a diaper bag for me as a baby, and then throughout her life while traveling, working, etc. It's just a large leather bag that has straps to be a backpack, or it can be adjusted to be a messenger or just a simple one shoulder. With age, it gets softer & the color is the best part aside from the fact that it's very functional. Who needs a cheesy, glittery bag adorned with hardware, bells and whistles when you can get something versatile, and classic that can remain with you forever.