The Designer:

You have to appreciate the irony: The New York-based designing duo of Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel set out in 2012 to create the “anti it bag,” and in the process they created the most in-demand bag in recent years, spawning waiting lists world wide. The best part? The bags range in price from less than $500 to under four digits, making them much more affordable than many other sought-after luxury bags.

The pair work with mainly two iconic templates: the bucket bag and the tote bag. The bags are fashioned from vegetable-tanned Italian leather, while exhibiting a laid-back, effortlessly chic vibe. Take into consideration the clean lines, logo-less designs, quality construction, and timeless silhouettes, and you can see why this has become a classic must-have bag.

The only problem that has come with their great success is that they have difficulty keeping up with demand. So, if you can find one of these beauties, I suggest you snap it up. Keep an eye out for Mansur Gavriel pieces at Net-a-Porter, Barneys New York, and Bergdorf Goodman.

Here, I’ve scouted and selected some of the best currently in-stock (or at least available for pre-order) Mansur Gavriel pieces for you.

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The Look:

Alexander Wang asymmetric zip ribbed sweater (on sale here, and on sale here! navy version on sale here too!) | Tu es mon Tresor pearl-embellished jeans (exact here; similar look for less here, similar look for much less here; or, if you’re crafty, great DIY instructions here!) | Valentino rockstud red slingbacks (exact here, similar here, similar on sale here!) | J.Crew pearl earrings (here) | Thierry Lasry sunglasses (here) | Dannijo statement necklace (exact here; similar here; similar look for much less here) | Jennifer Fisher double ball cuff (here) | Eddie Borgo pave crystal cone bracelet (here) | Judith Ripka ring (here) | Mansur Gavriel tote bag (red backpack here; black tote bag here) | Nars jungle red lipstick (here) | OPI big apple red nail polish (here)

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Photos by Ashley Beatrice 


  1. Really, really gorgeous. Love everything!


    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much, E!

  2. Lili says:

    THOSE JEANS! love love the whole look Carrie!

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks, Lili! Pearls on anything is a good idea, right? 🙂

  3. Ashley says:

    Brilliant styling! You’ve somehow put three of the fashion pieces I’ve been dying to add to my closet together in one outfit: pearl-studded jeans + red tote & shoes + an asymmetrical zip sweater. Love love love!

    Sed Bona

    1. Carrie says:

      Ah, thanks, Ash! That’s so nice. Hopefully it wasn’t too much packed into one look, but I loved all the pieces separately and together. 🙂

  4. fabliha says:

    Gorgeous outfit! I am loving the pops of red


    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks a bunch! 🙂

  5. nat says:

    loving the bag!
    great look, that sweater is so gorgeous

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much, Nat. 🙂

  6. Jane says:

    Love this causal look Carrie! It is super chic and fun!
    xo, Jane

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much, Jane! Have a great weekend.

  7. I’m loving everything about this look!! Those jeans are AMAZING and you styled them perfectly!!

    XO Courtney

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks a bunch, C! I appreciate that.

  8. Pam says:

    The whole look is perfect. The jeans are super original and look super cool. The red Valentino Rockstuds are gorg and your bag and top are beautiful! Great styling as always!

    Hope you’re having a great weekend Carrie!

    xo Pam

    1. Carrie says:

      So sweet. Thanks for all the love, Pam. 🙂

  9. Samantha says:

    You look FABULOUS as always Carrie! LOVE that sweater on you and hoping to get my hands on a Mansur Gavriel one day.


    1. Carrie says:

      Ah thanks, Sam! I hope you are doing well. Xo

  10. Terrie Taylor says:

    love this look, carrie!

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