Modern Art 101
Course overview: A Picasso or Michelangelo is easy to spot, but some works of art are subtle and best viewed with a critical eye.
Exhibit A: Stripped-down bags from Absolute Classic Masterpieces.
Style: Recycled, vegetable-tanned leather (some from cows that rest in peace from natural causes) in black and camel morphs into simple, unadorned shapes. A sectioned portfolio keeps your things sorted and in place. A combo bucket tote and wallet camouflages disorganization.
Artist characteristics: Local designers huddle over industrial sewing machines, piecing each one together. They road test prototypes so straps drape comfortably over the shoulder and a hand dips easily into interior pockets to locate lipgloss.
Synopsis: Absolutely worthy of your collection.
Photos: Courtesy of Absolute Classic Masterpieces