Mary Lai Launch Tote for NYFW

I love supporting emerging designers, as evidenced with my new online fashion boutique Serene Sky.

It was great when independent handbag designer Mary Lai reached out to me via email after the WWD MAGIC Market Week show in Las Vegas. She is a New York based independent handbag designer who started the MARYLAI line last year, but has been designing handbags for Be&D, Rachel Zoe, Carlos Falchi, and Kathy Van Zeeland for the last decade.

She was recently awarded the Independent Handbag Designer Award in June 2013 for the Best Handmade Handbag, and also the American Express OPEN Rising Stars of Fashion Award in August 2013 at WWD MAGIC Market Week

She recently sent me a sample of the new NY Launch Tote she made for New York Fashion Week and a trunk show. 

I love the design of the canvas bag and how it has two handles to wear as a crossbody or handle to tote around town. The front design is so eye catching with the intricate pencil work drawn by her. I love the back of the tote detailing it was made in New York for New York Fashion Week. The leather trim gives it an edgy look too. 

You can get your very own NY Launch Tote by visiting her site and read a behind the scenes post on how the tote was made.

Thank you again, Mary, for the awesome NY Tote! I can't wait to style it with an outfit post.

Up close of the NY Launch Tote front and back:

NY Launch Totes for New York Fashion Week: (image courtesy of Mary Lai)


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