Rebecca Minkoff poses during her appearance at Neiman Marcus Willow Bend. (Photo courtesy Neiman Marcus Willow Bend/Jason Voinov)
Isobel patchwork suede hobo bag, $345
Unlined leather feed bag, $295
Leo saffiano envelope clutch bag, $95
Regan micro leather satchel bag, $245
Small unlined leather feed bag, $245
Sofia mini tassel crossbody bag, $245
Bojana embroidered suede bootie, $295
“Travel seems to be the new luxury that millennials are spending their money on,” Minkoff told us during a recent personal appearance at Neiman Marcus Willow Bend. “It’s the things you collect along your travels that are more special, so the embroideries [and] some of the studs we use have a small take on something special that you found somewhere.”
Minkoff’s contemporary customers and their jet-set lifestyles are the driving force behind her designs. The use of modern patterns paired with suede and leather are reminiscent of the charming and confident woman the designer had in mind when creating the collection.
“She has a fearlessness to her and she’s going through really important firsts in her life. It’s not just her first job and her first boyfriend,” Minkoff added. “It’s the first time she asks for a raise or the first time she quits a job, so we’re looking at being the brand that’s there for her during those important moments.”
Minkoff also described her inspiration as a downtown romantic: “She has a soft side that’s more bohemian, but always keeps it edgy.”
Rebecca Minkoff, available at Neiman Marcus.