Gigi New York - The Style Bungalow

Gigi New York - The Style Bungalow

Gigi New York - The Style Bungalow

[Chelsae Anne | Photographer]

CLUTCH + CROSSBODY: (c/o) Gigi New York

Handbags are a necessity. Not just an accessory. #snapsnap

Every woman needs a good one. A bag that’s fashionable. Durable. Stylish. Convenient. And big enough to tote around a little bit of everything wherever they go – phones, keys, wallets, makeup, sunglasses, extra pair of heels, entire kitchen sink. Or if you’re like me, hold the bare minimum.

Gigi New York - The Style Bungalow

But with so many brands out there, how do you narrow it down to a good one?

Last year while working with a client on a new wardrobe, I suggested she check out Gigi New York for handbags. I didn’t own a Gigi bag at the time. But I knew the quality was great from blogger friends who were obsessed with them so I felt comfortable enough suggesting it to her. She glanced at the site. Fell in love with a couple options. And next thing you know, another diehard fan. 

Gigi New York - The Style Bungalow

Gigi’s leather comes from some of the best suppliers in the world. Their bags and accessories are timeless. Their colors are fresh and vibrant. And their price points are affordable (low to mid hundreds) considering the quality is on par with luxury bags that have price tags with commas in them. Seriously. You can find everything from streamlined shoulder bags to leather hobos to one-of-a-kind natural haircalf clutches within their line. There’s bound to be a dream bag in there for you somewhere! (Mine happens to be this rose python crossbody!)

Gigi New York - The Style Bungalow

But that’s not all Gigi New York handbags are good for – they’re also super easy to style. One of the brands most popular designs is the “All In One” clutch – an elegant bag offered in so many different colors that can easily transition from day-to-night. Today (yes, today!) they released their latest line, resort. And this multicolored Havana clutch is from the new collection. I mean, isn’t it totes cute?! Check out more options here.

Gigi New York - The Style Bungalow

Gigi New York - The Style Bungalow

Having said all of this, let’s shift our attention back to – finding a good brand. One surefire way to find a good bag is to start with the quality of the materials. You’ll also want to find good construction and a versatile design – something that can be worn season to season. I also look for color. A pop of color is more versatile than a neutral like, black or tan. Color can be worn with all colors. Whereas black should be worn with black. Tan with tan. Etc.

Gigi New York - The Style Bungalow

Gigi New York - The Style Bungalow

Whatever your handbag intentions may be, definitely check out Gigi New York’s selection. It’s a brand that meets all of my bag requirements! Ay… and besides, a woman can never have too many bags. Right?! #duh

Xo, Stephanie