As a self-confessed handbag obsessive, when I tell you there’s only one bag on my wish list, you know it’s going to be a special one. Charmed as I have been by the new season’s offerings, my heart remains devoted to a certain oversized handbag that is neither flashy nor fresh off the runway. The bag that I am so deeply committed to is The Row‘s simple yet perfect Margaux Tote. Having been on my radar for some time, the Margaux is earning my affections by retaining the same tempting quality as it did when it debuted.
It’s a deep, roomy handbag that’s available in several sizes and is rid of gimmicks, offering instead sleek lines, excellent stitching and exquisite attention to detail. Crafted from supple Italian leather, the bag features three interior pockets and gold buckle detailing on the side. With prices ranging from £3980 to £5460, the Margaux is priced in line with other designer favourites such as Chanel‘s flap bag or a Hermès Kelly. And though this is more than a considerable amount to hand over for an accessory, The Row makes its case with a cost-per-wear angle, offering a fresh, anti-trend bag that can be worn every day without ever feeling tired or out of date.
The Row is known for its quiet-luxury designs, and the Margaux forgoes logos, instead, it bears a subtle brand name stamped on its corner. Rather than shouting about its heritage, the bag shows its status through slick design and excellent quality—an endearing signature of the brand that keeps devotees coming back for more.
Ideal for the office or a weekend away, I have my eye on the Margaux 17, which is the largest of the iterations, but I’ve collated the very best of the Margaux in all sizes and colours below, so that you too can fall in love with the style that’s right for you. Read on to shop my edit of The Row’s Margaux bags, as well as similar styles from the high street and other designer names.
The deep black tone and oversized shape makes this the bag of my dreams.
Brown suede is a trending fabric this season.
This slightly smaller bag is still roomy enough for all of your essentials and more.
The perfect light brown shade. This colour pairs so well with denim and white clothing.
White leather never goes out of style.
This bordeaux shade is perfect for autumn.
Earthy, natural tones are so easy to style with a capsule wardrobe.
A gorgeous muted peach shade in a more compact style.
An ideal office-ready handbag.
DeMellier’s New York bag is another that would slot perfectly into a capsule wardrobe.
This large suede pouch is both practical and elegant.
This affordable bag is great for a weekend trip.
Wear this elegant bag by COS crossbody or carry it by the handle.
Roomy and chic. Win-win.
Stow away a laptop and then some in this generous pouch.
The perfect shade of autumnal brown.