Considering a new bag for spring? Irish accessories brand Emma by Jane has launched its first handbag range and there’s something to suit every occasion …
What do we want from a bag right now? We want versatility and practicality. A chic exterior that will slot seamlessly into our everyday wardrobes while still feeling special and unique. Something that’s built to last, and won’t look dated after one season. Something that endures trends rather than follows them. And increasingly important to us now more than ever, something that is Irish so we can shop local.
Our new hybrid lives often mean that we can be working from home or the office on alternate days and are packing lots into our weeks once again. We’re back into the swing of socialising, with parties and events filling up our calendars and wedding season firmly on the horizon. One thing is for sure, we’re ready to get dressed up and head out again.
When it comes to updating our spring wardrobes, there are few big fashion purchases as important as a new handbag. It has to tick a lot of boxes. We know that updating our look through well thought out accessories is one of the easiest ways to bring our wardrobes into the new season, so our thoughts now are firmly set on a new investment bag and we have discovered a debut Irish collection that has caught our attention.
Irish accessories brand Emma by Jane, founded in 2017 by Jane Asple, has just launched a new range of five luxury leather handbags that speak to the modern woman. Gone are the days of a tiny clutch that barely holds a lipstick and a credit card, these are bags for real women with regular, busy lives. Lives that can take you from the school drop off to work meetings, appointments and dinners with friends. We don’t have time to swap out our bags for every occasion, so we need one that will do the hard work for us.
Emma by Jane’s bags are “pieces of luxury designed to take you from day to night”. Each bag can hold a wallet, phone, some make-up and other daily essentials. The straps are designed in a way that makes the bags ultra versatile depending on your needs – they are long enough to be worn crossbody for hands-free days, can be shortened to be dressed up and they can be removed so each bag can also be worn as a clutch. These handbags really will take you everywhere. Designed in Ireland and handmade in Spain, Emma by Jane’s bags feature 100 per cent leather exterior and 100 per cent organic linen lining. Trust us when we say you’ll reach for them day after day …
BEST FOR PARTYWEAR:
Party season incoming. Be the best dressed guest (and last on the dance floor) with the Gill crossbody bag in grey or black with gold studded hardware, €399; www.emmabyjane.com. Wear with your favourite party dress and sky high heels.
BEST FOR DINNER AND EVENTS:
The structured Suki is your go-to for dinner and events. The front flap is ultra chic while the gold hardware and chain strap adds a modern touch. The forest green is perfect for winter but we also love the rich tan shade. Wear as a clutch with a satin midi skirt and longline blazer for an elegant evening look. €420; www.emmabyjane.com.
BEST FOR DAY TO NIGHT:
For everyday wear, it has to be the Emma bag in sand to take you from day to night seamlessly. With three inside compartments including a zip pocket for your valuables, and the option to wear with or without the shoulder strap, this chic leather bag will be your everyday go-to. Effortless luxury worn on repeat. €440; www.emmabyjane.com.
Shop the full collection now on www.emmabyjane.com.