Carry It All with D'andrea Handbags

Fit your life into these purses


The Burst of 2012. The Great Zipper Malfunction. And who could forget the devastating Compartment Famine?

Ensure history doesn’t repeat itself with a D’andrea carryall. The debut line from designer Nicole D’Andrea covers every possible base: form, function, quality, durability, and edge.

Having a cobbler for a grandfather set the tone early; a degree from Chicago’s International Academy of Design & Technology, a stint at Ars Sutoria in Milan, and mentorship from Tiffany Tuttle of LD Tuttle sealed the deal.

The collection features supple Italian leather; silver and gold hardware; and a classic palette (black, brown, red, plum). Everything is made in the U.S. Eight shapes mix and match: Throw an oversize metallic clutch inside a sturdy travel satchel; tuck your phone and ID into a tiny nighttime number; toss the sleek wallet in a quilted clutch.

Bags get more beautiful the more you wear them.

In other words, they’ll stand the test of time.

Available at dandreahandbags.com, $95-$695.

Photo: Courtesy of D’andrea