Inspired by architectural principles and geometric lines, Julia Gabriel’s latest collection emphasizes aesthetic balance and harmony.
Belgian bag, $1,500 at haydenlasher.com
Native Houstonian Hayden Lasher named her signature handbag for Belgian Shoes, which were introduced to America by her great-great-uncle, Henri Bendel.
Stitched, $95 at Wardrobe
Paint and canvas were Whitney Riley’s inspiration for Stitched, a line of colorful clutches made by independent artisans in Bali.
Longhorn handbag, $555 at juliebethhandbags.com
Nothing says Texas pride like the beautiful expanse of cowhide stretched across JulieBeth’s spacious Longhorn handbag, a nod to designer Beth Younger Purpich’s century-old cattle farm.
Zoe bucket bag in chestnut, $299 at Stash Co.
Handmade in a century-old mattress factory in Sealy, Stash Co.’s latest supple leather creation is an of-the-moment bucket bag.
Brenna fold-over clutch, $248 at Elaine Turner
Elaine Turner’s latest collection is inspired by the colors and textures of Marfa.
Cobblestone minaudière with multi-colored pearls, $2,450 at The Ethereal Room
After actress Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) was spotted with a Baird & Baird minaudière on the Golden Globes red carpet, designer Minnie Baird’s jewel-encrusted clutches have become coveted evening accessories.
Caroline handbag, from $3,200 at alexandraknight.myshopify.com
Alexandra Knight is known for her handbags’ exotic skins—think alligator, python and ostrich in vibrant colors not found in nature.
Further proof, if any was needed, that H-Town handbag designers know their way around a nice piece of leather.