Handbag Designer Spotlight: November XVIII

You know when a bag's leather is so soft and buttery you just want to eat it? OK, that's a bit extreme, but you know what I mean. Meet November XVIII. The designer, Patricia Lukoszek, is all about slouchy, soft bags with a nondescript allure. You'll find no flashy hardware. Lukoszek claims, “I actually approach the handbags as if they are clothing.” The collection, which is named for her birthday, will be available at Barneys in the Spring and I'm calling it the next big bag thing. The prices aren't cheap — wholesale prices from $210 for a clutch to $395 for an oversize bag — but it's that yummy leather we all covet.

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