Jessie Randall sure has a way with shoes. Over the past seven years, the sliver-wedge boots, wood-heeled pumps, and pointy-toe flats she's created for her line Loeffler Randall have become wardrobe mainstays — and each season's new batch of styles is somehow even more covetable than the last. It should come as no surprise, then, that the designer's first foray into bags is equally lust-worthy.
Inspired by men's briefcases, the bags come in an array of easy-carrying shapes that are feminine yet totally functional. The Rider bag, for example, is a work-perfect attaché that also happens to be equipped with adjustable straps — perfect for affixing to the front of one's bike. "It's got compartments for your iPad, your iPhone, all your credit cards," Randall explains. "We talked a little bit about the 'girl on the go' who just wants a minimal bag to carry things."
That sort of versatility and practicality has always been at the heart of Randall's line, and it doesn't hurt that the designer test-drives everything on herself. "I love the Gerta platform pump in red — it's a wow shoe that truly makes the look," she says
of her favorites for the season. "I've also been wearing the Gaia platform bootie a lot. Love that height with such a low pitch; it feels like I'm wearing flats so it's the best of both worlds."
See the entire Fall 2012 selection of shoes and bags — all available online now — here, in the slideshow.