We're not huge fans of the murse around here, but with skinny jeans as popular as skinny lattes, we know it's tough for dudes to jam everything into those thin pockets. So, consider us amped that #1 Bag Lady
is adding bags for men to her eponymous collection of women's purses, apparel, and accessories. She first landed on our radar back in 2001 with a five-piece apparel collection that quickly morphed into a full-fledged range of products for Minkettes who want the whole look. Her iconic Morning After Bag also gave us some major dopamine rushes, posing some much-needed competition to must-haves like Balenciaga's City and Proenza Schouler's PS-1. It only makes sense that the #1 independent accessories designer in America is turning her gimlet eye to our men. Enter Ben Minkoff—Rebecca's debut collection of men's accessories for spring '11. Inspired by her grandfather Ben's combat fighting skills in WWII and the classic bags that were carried in the Air Force in 1940, the line embodies heritage, functionality, modernity, and of course, tough style. With rustic detailing and masculine hardware, the leather and canvas bags, carry-alls, and totes may be for men, but that doesn't mean we won't rock them, too. Plus, with $35 men's belts of the same high-quality fabrics to compliment the collection, there's no reason not to mix-and-match. So, encourage all the boys in your life to snap up these satchels—haven't you heard of bag, borrow, and steal?
There is nothing cooler than being the first person to rock the next It-bag. We're giving one lucky winner the Nikki Messenger Bag in brown leather from the Ben Minkoff collection. Valued at $495, you do not want to miss this offer. Post a photo of a super hot stud muffin that would look totally sizzlin' with this bag on our Facebook page. We'll announce the winner on Friday at noon!