On July 20 Botkier’s handbag line for Target hits stores. But this morning, we have a sneak peek at the collection. Designer Monica Botkier describes it as “a mix of luxury and utility with a downtown edge. It is for the chic, modern woman — it features rich textures and luxe metallics, combining my signature use of hardware as the jewelry of a handbag while still keeping a focus on functionality.” As with all Botkier bags, every piece in the Target collection comes with lots of interior pockets and a key chain long enough to reach from purse to lock without too much awkward fumbling.
What’s next for Botkier? The designer just launched a shoe collection and plans to expand into other categories of accessories. She hasn’t ruled out clothing design and promises a Botkier store is coming soon. But while we wait for them to erect that new mecca, we’ll gladly worship at Target. Feast your eyes on the full collection: