DKNY Just Came Out With the Best Black Leather Handbag

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I'm really not sure why, at my age and in my profession, I've still found myself searching for a black leather handbag—yet here we are. It shouldn't be too much to ask to find one that fits the things I actually need every day, is elevated enough for evening, and generally just feels like a classic without being a total snoozefest. Amid all the fresh new handbag drops, we finally have a contender for the title of Best Black Handbag for F/W 18. Here's the deal…



At first glance, the new Elissa bag is 100% timeless, with that luxe black leather and the chic gold hardware. The DKNY charm detail gives the minimalistic crossbody just the right on-trend touch—F/W 18 is definitely all about the logo.


For the sake of efficiency, here's a shortlist of all the things I love about this DKNY handbag:

• It's cool without being too trendy.

• It's chic without being fashun.

• It fits my sunglasses and my iPhone 8+.

• It also fits my boyfriend's iPhone 8+ when he's wearing his pants that only have pretend pockets.

• It comes in at the super-friendly price point of $168 (more than fair given the quality of the bag). It's exactly enough to make it feel like an investment without making me feel guilty when my mum asks about it.


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Natalie Cantell
Executive Director, Brand Studio

Natalie leads the style direction for the all content we create in partnership with our friends at various brands plus the legendary team of editors who work on those shoots and stories. She loves collaborating and storytelling, so it's a really fun role for her. It's also the first full-time job she's ever had⁠! She started out in her career as a very mediocre model who agreed to her first styling job to impress a photographer she had a crush on, which led her down a happy path of contributing to Vogue Australia and working as a stylist, fashion writer, and creative director for all sorts of brands and titles. She has a bachelor of communications, but most of her career opportunities came up thanks to some fleeting and accidental street style moments. She's been at Who What Wear for three and a half years and still loves to work as a freelance consultant with brands and designers to shoot their campaigns in NYC. She's originally from New Zealand, and Bondi Beach is her second home, but like just about every other 20-something, she fell in love with New York at some point. She lives in Williamsburg with her fiancé and their weird little dog, Ruby. If you ever need reccies for feel-good fashion, legit coffee spots, politics podcasts, or non-intimidating yoga studios, she's very much your girl.