Wang, Proenza, and Celine might be splashed across every glossy magazine's wish-list, but here at R29, we're ready to stand out from the fashion flock. Say bye bye baaah with Sedgwick bags, the new It-accessory to tote around town courtesy of Ashley Baker, Executive Editor at The Daily and her best friend Carly Beck, a former brand director for Steven Alan. This NYC label, named after Sedgwick county where Baker and Beck grew up together, just launched at Bird, our 'Billyburg go-to boutique, and we’ve already got a major style crush on these elegant-yet-edgy carryalls—all hand-made right here in the USA. While we sweat the black and white tie-dyed options, we also highly recommend you check out the saffron yellow and coral-colored handbags, too—after all, it is the hottest hue for summer!
Sedgwick Georgia Bags, $409-589, available at Elizabeth Charles, 639 1/2 Hudson Street (between Gansevoort and Horatio Streets); 212-243-3201.