Marimekko’s Leather Bag Collection Features New Pieces Inspired By Old Classics

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When it comes to shopping for sleek, minimal leather bags that still pack a punch, there are likely a few brands you immediately turn to. That said, there's now another name you need to add to your list: Marimekko. That's right: If you're looking to scoop up luxe staple styles, look no further than Marimekko's new leather bag collection. The Finnish design house has put a new spin on classic styles, and they may just be what your closet is missing.

Known for offering bags that maintain a balance of being both stylish and functional since the '60s, Marimekko took a look through its archives when it came time to designing its latest lineup. Inspired by styles of the past, the new collection brings a fresh perspective with its use of Italian leather, playful pops of color, and practical design elements.

Within the collection there are several styles, ranging from crossbody bags and totes to a sleek bucket bag shape for $595. And while all of the silhouettes are available in classic black, some of the bags also come in other charming colors like baby blue, bright red, and pink (with the latter shade being the most common alternative color option throughout the collection).

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One of the most iconic shapes in the mix is the Uusi Matkuri Lea bag, which has been around since the early '70s. Priced at $690, the new iteration of this weekender is available in pink and black premium leather. The modern, minimal carry-all features top handle straps and a zipper closure with extendable flaps that provide for additional space — making it perfect for your work-to-weekend needs.

For a smaller version of this classic tote, turn to the Milli Matkuri bag for $425, or opt for the curved lines of the $495 Salli Lea bag. This saddle silhouette is another essential style that's been reimagined by the brand, and given its clean design and versatility (there's an adjustable shoulder strap) it's destined to become a bag you reach for time and time again.

Ahead, see and shop a selection of timeless styles with a new modern twist, and head to Marimekko to view the rest.