Alexander Wang: Bring Only the Essentials

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Alexander Wang spoke to on designing small leather goods,

Designing small leather goods, Wang tells, is no different from their bigger sisters. “It’s always the same approach,” the designer says. “How do we create without overdesigning? There’s always a sense of masculinity and irreverence we look to, but also an ease of usage.” How, then, to carry these small pieces? In some cases, as a clutch instead of a larger bag. “Less is more,” Wang advises. “Ditch all the makeup and keep it to the essentials—keys, money, and phone. It’s a lot sexier when a girl isn’t carrying around a bag full of tricks.”

Carrying only the essentials is easier said then done. I have to carry more than one book or magazine to ward off boredom so, my bag is usually full before the essentials even go in it. Accessory Designer of the Year recipient Alexander Wang, will be debuting wallets and small leather goods for Fall. Luckily, fashion enthusiast won’t have to wait that long and would be able to purchase them exclusively on eBay’s Fashion Vault on June 17. Shoppers will have 24 hours to buy the Zelmira wallet in ponyskin ($525), the Mini Adriel bag in ostrich ($275), the Compact Quillon in metallic ($235), and/or the Prisma biker purse in printed ostrich ($295). So, mark your calendars ladies and just remember to leave the kitchen sink at home.