Handbags to carry your career to the top
What’s in a handbag. Metaphorically, physically. What you carry in your bag or what bag you carry can say a lot about you. So says various articles anyway, some even say the way you carry your handbag speaks volumes about your personality. If you’re a woman who means business then you need the right arm candy to show off. That’s why you need to invest in a bag with quality craftsmanship, a clean elegant aesthetic and of course, one that is super stylish.
This spring we are all about getting our hands on one of these beauties by Alexandra de Curtis. You won’t be disappointed with her gorgeous range of handbags and crossbody’s that are practical for work. Alexandra de Curtis’ pieces have made their way straight to the top of our lust lists here at the YCB offices. Minimal designs in colours as subtle or as bright as you like, with enough room for even the kitchen sink. We’re sold!
Los Angeles born Alexandra was raised by a German mother and Italian father, her mother was a model for Valentino, so let’s face it she was born with serious style credentials. Having studied in both Rome and California, working for British Vogue and learning her craft at Cordwainers College, London, developing her own brand was inevitable given her exposure to such style icons as Eleonora Carisi, Olivia Palermo and of course the ever stylish Italian woman. It also mades de Curtis the go-to girl for luxury materials, so her bags are incredibly practical but still oh-so chic.
The handbags are handcrafted in Rome by a team of skilled artisans, so every style; whether you’re looking for a colorful satchel perfect for Spring Summer, work-appropriate tote or a shiny cross body clutch, the different looks are of the utmost quality and craftsmanship and you can be sure that your Alexandra de Curtis piece is made from the very best leathers and finished with bonded suede lining. The luxury doesn’t stop outside the bag, it goes beyond the surface. It makes the perfect first impression but it also has serious longevity and is perfect for the busy woman.
Each style is finished with a unique detail, bows, ruching and subtle knots, all of which elevate the product with that little extra luxe. Every style can work for any activity, even the Crossbody Clutch is a great alternative on days where you want to go handsfree and maybe travel a little lighter. We love the classic Black & White or the fire-hot Orange/Tobacco combo for when the days get a little warmer. Great if you’re heading out after work for dinner or drinks too!
On days when we’re packed with meetings the YCB girls like to reach for the Midi Ruched Tote, ideal for fitting everything from iPads, notebooks, water bottles, even spare shoes. Basically this is the essential tote for all your essentials! These also feature a lush pop of colour across the strap, so soft grey is accented with hot pink so you can still make a statement. This use of colour is present across all the bag styles, and keeps everything more fun and fresh when getting ready for the day ahead.
What we love most about Alexandra de Curtis is the each bag is completely trans-seasonal. Even the beautiful teal will add a delicious pop of colour to Autumn days and the elegant designs will never date. Ranging in price from around £250 to £415 (the website is priced in Euros), rest assured this is a bag for life. The range couldn’t be more ideal for working women, making a statement at interviews, big meetings or even just on your coffee break!
Alexandra de Curtis can be purchased here. We’ll race you to the checkout!