There are a few select brands out there that have been able to catapult their bags to cult status (think the Cult Gaia Ark and Simon Miller Bonsai). Toted around by everyone from It girls to street-style stars, these carryalls are now instantly recognizable at one glance. As editors, we’re always on the hunt for the under-the-radar brand destined to become the next big thing, and London-based accessory label Danse Lente has positioned itself to take the crown with its masterpieces. French for “slow dance” (romantic, no?), Danse Lente rethinks the traditional bag shape via elegant, unexpected silhouettes inspired by modern architecture. From a color-blocked accordion shoulder bag with coiled metal rings to a fresh, geometric take on the trending top-handle mini, Danse Lente offers sleek, streamlined designs that make a statement sans ostentation. See all seven memorable shapes ahead and pre-order yours now before they’re gone.
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