Left: Sydney in green Italian lambskin Right:Josie in white coated canvas and leather trim
Kelly and I met bag designer Joy Gryson and her husband Peter on one of our trips to New York last year and absolutely adored them. The fact that Joy is one of the most talented bag designers (remember when Marc Jacobs’ bags made you weep? Joy was the force behind classics like the ultra popular Venetia bag!) is no secret but many don’t know the support she receives from her hubby Peter on the business end of the Gryson line. Who better to watch your back than the guy you had a baby with right? (the couple have a cute little tot named Olivia). For Spring, Gryson’s Sydney bag in supple Italian lambskin is edgy and fun. It has funky hidden vertical pockets on the front exterior and a shoulder strap on hinge with a detachable body strap (for our college students!) I love the spring-y green color contrasted with lavender suede detail, at $875, Gryson Sydney Shoulder Bag fits the most requested bag price range from our readers (under $1,000). Seriously, there are no better bags than Gryson at this price point. Gryson’s version of the must have summer canvas bag, the Josey, has a coating which gives it a patent sheen, trimmed in shiny white leather, it’s the ultimate summer indulgence! Gryson Josey Twill/Leather Bag-$775 at Saks.