Are bags important to an outfit?

How do you make a statement I hear you ask? A BAG OBVIOUSLY. A bag really is a statement. Not only visually but a statement bag shows your intent and purpose when you walk into that important meeting. Whether it’s a clutch bag or a tote bag, let's face it, you cannot complete an outfit without a killer bag. 

Let's back it up. Handbags are such an on-trend piece that will never let up. We are talking about the Hermes Birkin Bag and the Chanel's, era-defining pieces. These bags are known as the holy grail of handbags, where bag trends started. Recently we have seen an increase in vintage pieces such as vintage Gucci's and Louis Vuitton, is this a sign that the art and craftsmanship of handbags will never cease? Each modern-day designer is competing with these big designer luxury brands to create pieces that one day will be valued as a vintage item. Every season, designers alike visualize a new way to re-invent classic shapes and be a trend-led designer. We live in an age where designers try and create Instagram worthy bags, from Cross-body bags to Tote bags to Clutches. We can talk about breakthrough designers of the past few years who have enjoyed Social success that has led to bigger and better things for them such as Mansur Gavriel's bucket bags and Cult Gaia's straw bags. The point is that handbags are pieces that are constantly being regenerated and re-invented to appeal to a new set of millennial customers, therefore of course handbags are an important part to an outfit. Every woman loves being given a handbag at Christmas or splurging out on a beautifully crafted work bag at the weekend. Each woman has preference over a style of bag that suit her needs best. And of course, every woman has a different bag for different occasions. This is where Esin Akan comes into play. 

At Esin Akan, we cater to the smart woman. The working woman. Esin Akan created this brand as she realised there was no other handbag brand that appealed to business women that want to "look stylish  in every situation; from the office to a night out with friends, from a weekday to a weekend break” creating bags that remain elegant and timeless. Transitional, multifunctional bags are our thing. From tote bags to cross-body bags that turn into backpacks and clutches,  

Here are our top picks for a statement bag this season. 

Stockholm - Tote / Laptop Bag

Rome - Shoulder / Clutch Bag