D Magazine: The February Style/Sheet Section

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Hold It
Three Dallas handbag designers you need to know.

1. Kelly Wynne. If you like bold patterns inspired by nature and feminine flair, then Kelly Wynne's designers are for you. Her leather handbags mimic exotic materials like snakeskin and stingray (without the hefty price tag) and come in flashy colors such as rose gold and ruby.  All of her bags are topped off with her signature KW emblem in gold, sterling, or rhinestone. 

2. Susie Straubmueller. Inspired by legendary European handbag designers, Susie Straubmueller learned the art of leather tanning and crafting at the factory that supplies Chanel and Dior with their materials. The European influence is evident in her aesthetic. Clean lines and no visible hardware make these bags out-on-the-town and office appropriate. 

3. Charlotte Max. Growing up, Michelle Lockhart always admired her grandmother's collection of Lucite bags. This obsession eventually turned into a business, which she named in honor of her inspiration. The clutches—anything but old-fashioned—come in an array of hues and shapes and are embellished with geodes, pearls, and rhinestones.