Mark Cross – the America handbag designer you need on your radar…

You may never have heard of Mark Cross, as this traditional American brand were re-launched in 2010 with a new lease of life. Every bag exudes a vintage aura combined with a degree of modern elegance, featuring beautifully structured shapes, textures and colours.

Perhaps the most iconic of Mark Cross’s handbags is the Grace box, styled on Grace Kelly’s overnight bag in the classic movie, Rear Window. The bags can be purchased in sizes mini, small and large, and emanate an air of femininity and chicness. Effectively capturing vintage structuring and textures, the label’s recent re-launch injected an element of modernity to their designs, where many feature quirky patterns and boldly vibrant colours.

Grace Small Box – Cloud Print – $2,295 

Grace Small Box – Python Pale Pink/Denim – $4,000

 

Grace Large Box – Pebble Grain Raspberry Pink – $2,495

Aside from the classically style Grace boxes, Mark Cross also design beautifully crafted picnic style handbags, from the Rattan collection. Warning – these bags may make you want to immediately throw on your spring attire and venture outside, as they are just so incredibly seasonal. Finished with 18 carat gold-plated hardware and lusciously lined red twill interior, this collection of Mark Cross handbags are set to wow.

Mark Cross x HVN – Bright Red – $2,095

Manray Mini Satchel – Marine Blue – $2,095

Benchley Rattan – Petal Grain Pebble Green – $2,095

If you’re not the type to carry handbag, fret not, as Mark Cross also sell gorgeously designed backpacks, known as the Baby Backpack. The bags are plentiful in size, whilst not compromising their overall image, to which they look magnificently quirky.

Baby Backpack – Pebble Grain Peach with Daisy Charm – $1,195

Baby Backpack – Pebble Grain Bright Red with Mushroom Charm – $1,195

Mark Cross are a highly exclusive and luxury label, meaning only selected stores will stock the bags. Perhaps the most iconic location to purchase your new luxurious handbag in the UK is Harrods, who stock a beautiful collection of Mark Cross bags.

Are you as in love with Mark Cross handbags as we are? Let us know in the comments!

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Hello! I’m Hollie, a literature student from Berkshire with a love for all things creative. My love for travel and writing combined on my recent two-month trip across the USA and Canada, where I became really inspired to start documenting my experiences. I love sharing travel related stories with others and discovering what the planet has to offer!

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