Item of the Day: Costella Handbags

In Item of the Day, What's New by Jeff Prine

emelynThis week millions of school children will be traipsing back to classes equipped with the latest backpack styles. (A favorite this year? Emoticon prints).

Yet the practicality of a backpack—especially in these days of hands free—isn’t lost on millions of moms either. The backpack remains an uptrending silhouette.

But let’s face it, moms want something that’s not as cartoonish as the kids like. She’s all for something “edgy and confident.” Such as the leathergoods creations at Costella Handbags engendered by artwork of Brazilian designer and photographer Luciana Ellington.

emelyn8With an impeccable eye for design, color, and style, Ellington infuses elements of her personal lifestyle into her handbags. Growing up a competitive skateboarder in Brazil, she still finds the pastime an influence on her design–vibrant color palettes, much like those of the graffiti in the streets, and textures, whether in the fabrication or the hardware. Her Emelyn backpack, made of cowhide with Italian hardware, is her rendition of casualwear translated into high fashion.

Retail: $300


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