bucket bag designed by rachel mansur

Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel are the co-founders of Mansur Gavriel, the fashion brand whose iconic collection of bucket bags put the style in the center of the fashion map a few years back winning them multiple CFDA awards.

Ever since, the brand has been busy launching a range of creamy leather bags and accessories in timeless colors that have earned the brand a devoted cult following.

We asked one half of the designing duo, Rachel Mansur to talk to us in our In My Closet series where we rifle through drawers and make personal shopping notes with women whose sustainable taste we admire from Leighton Meester to Reformation’s Yael Aflalo.

Floriana Gavriel and Rachel Mansur

Mansur’s latest launch for spring is the Tulipano, a subtly tulip-shaped tote that feels both practical and super luxe. Here’s Rachel…

My style in three words: Easy. Elegant. Colorful.

Style trend I’m most excited about… Quarantine casual

Trend I’m excited to see go…High heels

Fave sustainable brands: Veja, Industry of All Nations and Coyuchi.

Most essential accessory (and how to rock it)…Cashmere scarf – always useful, always elegant, always cozy.

Go-to uniform: Homme Plissé Issey Miyake pants, cashmere sweater, and Mansur Gavriel Dream Ballerina Flats in Cammello.

Recent inspirations: Antique quilts, Josef Albers & Giorgio Morandi, Sally Michel Avery, Allison Katz

Fave natural materials… Vegetable tanned leather, which is made with natural tannins & chrome-free. Vegetable tanned leather also ages beautifully and is meant to be worn for years on end.

Currently wearing… Cashmere pants by Extreme Cashmere, a cashmere sweater and scarf, and our new Tulipano handbag.

Look that will never go out of style… Elegant shapes in beautiful materials.

My style icons: Floriana, my mother and Rachel, my mother-in-law.

My mission in one sentence… To capture beauty in the everyday.

Something in my closet I’ll own forever… Our Large Tote in Brandy/Avion

Current Mantra: Step by step!

Get our full In My Closet series here with designers and sustainable fashion lovers we trust.

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