A Great Designer Summer Bag That Won’t Break The Bank

Mikela Warman
Mikela has been working in the fashion industry since 2012 with the likes of Marie Claire, Giorgio Armani, WWD and VERANDA Magazine. She passionately studies the industry of style and how it coalesces with various different aspects of life such as art, career and cultural influences. When she’s not daydreaming at Bergdorf’s, you can find Mikela at yoga, watching Netflix documentaries and taking long walks around Manhattan. As a founding member of the site, Mikela also currently heads the brand management of 20something.

Can’t get your hands on a Mansur Gavriel bucket bag for summer? Don’t sweat it. Literally translated to “beautiful flower” in Italian, Isabella Fiore’s bohemian vibes will make you want to book a ticket somewhere, anywhere – and fast. These handbags don’t need a preface as an accessory inspiring enough to take you on a wild adventure. They’re bright, bold and fun, yet remain practical and extremely affordable.

Although seemingly revolutionary, Fiore was one of the first brands to create a contemporary designer handbag that won’t break the bank. In 2006, after Katie Holmes wore an IF bag on her first date with Tom Cruise in Italy (ugh miss you guys), the bag immediately sold out. The design team has also been nominated for the CDFA Perry Ellis Award for Excellence as well as the Designer of the Year Award from the Accessories Council in the early 2000s. I smell a comeback.

From the wide-set stitching to the perforated patterns on genuine leather, I’m ready to throw my online shopping resistance to the wind. Buy me this bag, get me to the coast of Italy, and arrivederci people!


Bar Mini Drawstring in Black – $225




Morocco Crossbody in Bright Teal – $195

(*As recently featured in Glamour’s June 2015 issue!)





Elisa Crossbody in Blood Orange ($147.50)





Hutton Drawstring Crossbody in Cognac ($295)




Cha Cha Tote in Cognac ($325)


All images from http://www.isabellafiore.com/


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Isabella Fiore