August 28 2014

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A Sea Of Handbags


After designers Sean Monahan and Monica Paolini landed their New York-based contemporary women’s line, Sea, in stores, retailers like Barneys could hardly keep the label’s patterned silk sets and leopard-print pieces on the racks. This month, the duo gives us more to love with their new line of handbags.

“We wanted our bags to have the look our customers have come to expect from the ready-to-wear collection,” Monahan tells “Hopefully, they are quite functional, easy, but fun to wear, with a spirited and optimistic personality.”

The bags are all of those things; they are, like the clothes, slightly edgy yet at the same time feminine and sophisticated. There are 17 styles for all different functions, from clutches to hobos to messengers, in the same stretch printed canvas from the clothing line, bubble lamb, and calf leather. Our favorites, of course, are the leopard-print numbers, including the Penelope shoulder bag ($495) and the Mayfair shopper ($475).

Sea handbags will be available January 15 at The Tannery.

Photo: Courtesy of Sea

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