As a self-confessed handbag obsessive, when I tell you there’s only one bag on my wishlist, you know its bound to be a special one.
Charmed as I have been by the new season’s offerings, my heart remains devoted to a certain oversized handbag that is neither flashy nor fresh off the runway. The bag that I am so deeply committed to is The Row’s simple, yet perfect, Margaux bag. Having been on the radar for some time, the Margaux bag is proving to stand the test of time, retaining the same tempting quality as it did when it debuted.
It’s deep, roomy cut that’s available in several sizes, is rid of gimmicks, offering instead sleek lines, excellent stitching and a formidable attention to detail. Crafted from supple Italian leather, the bag features three interior pockets and gold buckle detailing on the side.
With prices ranging from £3,980 – £5,460 the Margaux bag is priced in line with other designer favourites such as the Chanel flap bag or a Hermès Kelly. Though this is a considerable amount to hand over for a bag, The Row makes its case with a cost-per-wear angle, offering a fresh, anti-trend bag that can be worn everyday without ever feeling tired or out-of-date.
Known for the quiet luxury designs, The Row’s Margaux bag forgoes excessive logoing, revealing a subtle brand name stamped on the corner of the bag. Rather than shouting about its heritage, the bag shows its status through slick design and excellent quality—an endearing quality of the brand that keeps devotees coming back for more.