I'm a firm believer in a capsule wardrobe, mostly because I'm so picky when I shop for new pieces that when I finally do buy something new, I know I'm going to wear it over and over again. This rings especially true when it comes to my handbag. I want one that's going to bring me joy and look just as good as the day I bought for years to come. Naturally, I riffle through endless stylish, high-quality, and unique options before I land my pick.
It doesn't really get more unique than handmade, so for my next bag, I'm turning to Italy's destination for homegrown pieces: Mirta. I absolutely adore the shop's unique designs, and I love that each bag is made by one Italian artisan. It feels like buying a work of art—I guess because it is. I'm having a hard time choosing between a classic brown crossbody and a vibrant top-handle bag in one of this year's color trends, so I might have to get myself two. It is my birthday month and Mirta is available on The List with an exclusive offer of 20% off with a minimum purchase of $450 (just enter promo code WWW20). Keep scrolling to see the Mirta bag you're inevitably going to gift yourself, too.
Eye-Catching Crossbody Bags
Top-Handle Bags With Natural Motifs
Top-Handle Bags With Ornamental Motifs
Summery Totes & Classic Totes
Aralyn Beaumont joined Who What Wear as the copy editor for branded content after a career in food media. Years of poring over intricate recipes with a fine-tooth comb and working with high-profile chefs has prepared her well for working with fashion's top brands while honoring Who What Wear's voice. Her background as a research editor makes her a finicky editor who will probably care too much about making sure all copy is as factually accurate and aligned with the house style guide as can be. Maybe it's because she's a Gemini, but her personal style is impossible to pin down: One day you'll see her in a turtleneck sweater tucked into a midi skirt with heeled boots, and the next, she'll be wearing mom jeans, a white Hanes tee, and classic Vans. At the end of the day, her style reflects her various moods. Sometimes it will be feminine and elegant, and others it will be grungy or androgynous. Certain things will always remain constant, though. She'll forever be on the hunt for the perfect pair of high-waisted jeans.
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