Luxury-Hearted: Mary Lai Handbags


Being an on-the-go type of lady means always having a great bag that can hold some of my most vital items, including a favourite lipstick, a must-have scarf, allergy medicine, and even sanitizer. Aside from fitting the obvious essentials like your wallet, a notepad, and smartphone, there are ways to have an alternative carryall handbag, and travel in style!

After packing for any holiday, my airport accessories all comes down to what can fit comfortably in a handbag—the perfect silhouette is a mix of versatility and practical style. The style equation is simple: resilient simplicity plus a bit of luxe flamboyance equals an excellent silhouette. This Marlow satchel by Mary Lai is exactly that!

Mary Lai, a New York based independent designer produces luxury leather handbags that are both functional and modern. Her eponymous label is bursting with smart offerings for any poised fashionista to wear proudly! 

“Every bag is a work of art and is given a heart logo to represent the life and love given to each piece.”
                                                                           -Mary Lai
In her collection you will find styles that cater to the fashion trailblazer, as well as styles that have an understated elegance (see the Mason tote and Essex clutch below). The bags are all made in New York by local artisans, and the high-quality workmanship speaks for itself!

To put it quite simply, it’s a blend of practical style with a high-fashion aesthetic. Most importantly, her designs are city-chic and travel-friendly. The Marlow can hold more items than I thought it could at first glance. So, whether you’re heading downtown for shopping or out running work errands, you've got plenty of options for any occasion! Be sure to keep a close eye on this emerging designer's brand.

What do you think of Mary Lai’s handbags?  
(Above) Mason tote, Jayel crossbody, and Essex clutch. Images courtesy of Mary Lai.
The goods: Marlow Satchel in (blue) bubble lamb with black leather trim-Provided by Mary Lai. Buy it here!

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