Party season is in full swing. Along with the dress and the heels comes the bag. This year, indulge in one last-minute resolution: Go indie. Instead of buying yet another big name brand, top off your festive wear with a designer who’s still starting out. The quality is just as good and your money helps establish a growing business.
We asked Emily Blumenthal, the genius behind the Independent Handbag Designer Awards, to find 12 bags worth carrying, whether you’re going all glammed out or having a low-key dinner with friends to ring in the new year.