My hunt for a new everyday bag continues, and there's a new contender in the mix. Vancouver-born, Cordwainer's-trained Erin Templeton's handbags are beautiful in their simplicity (think relaxed, organic shapes in supple leathers, sans excessive hardware). Made with a mix of new and recycled materials that vary in hue, her pieces have a one-of-a-kind vibe -- you can be confident knowing its exact copy won't be seen dangling from the elbow crook of every other passerby. I've picked out my favorite styles below, but you can check out the entire range on her website.
The convertible Palooka can be worn two ways and comes in different sizes. Prices range from $295-$395.
The Side Saddle has a great pebbled texture. Price unknown.
The simple Good Girl is so named because, according to Ms. Templeton, "good girls don't carry a lot of baggage."$230.