Handbag Designer Spotlight: Michelle Vale

It all started last year with the quest for a handbag that goes with everything.

Tired of coming up short, native New Yorker Michelle Vale created her eponymous line of handbags with interchangeable hardware. Each bag comes with straps that can be swapped out, so, your options — wear the bag like a clutch or slung over the shoulder with a gold or silver strap.

While functionality is always a plus, Michelle also believes that practical doesn't have to mean plain. The line may still be young, but Cameron Diaz carries the Mushroom Jete clutch (left, $595) in her upcoming movie What Happens in Vegas and Kate Bosworth was spotted with the Entrechat ($895) on her birthday. More spottings are to come, I'm sure . . . maybe even as close to home as slung over my shoulder.

Michelle Vale Handbags are available at Kataphileo or MichelleVale.com and the Spring collection runs $495-$1500.

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