Tote It With Patricia Nash Workmanship

Designer Patricia Nash is constantly inspired by new discoveries, and draws upon her extensive global travels for proper workmanship and gorgeous designs. After years of designing handbags for other brands, she found a vintage bag in her mother’s closet and the rest is design history. She launched Patricia Nash Designs in 2010. She says, “I absolutely can’t imagine doing anything else. This is my passion, and it excites me every day.”

Patricia Nash bags are so acclaimed for their distinctive patterns and high quality craftsmanship and leather that it’s possible to distinguish them from other bags upon sight. For summer, you can find crossbody bags, travel bags, weekenders, men’s briefcases, wallets, wristlets, belts and even jewelry and sunglasses at the Patricia Nash website.

Here are a few Patricia Nash finds highly recommended for work, travel, and play:

Savini Saddle Bag – Timeless Tooled Leather
Saunter through Santorini or Seville this summer with this gracefully curving leather saddle bag in tow. An upscale country horse farms-meets-uptown fashion in this gorgeous bag with meticulous tooling, a whipstitch trim, a large front flap, and an adjustable strap for versatility. Crafted from 100% full-grain leather, it offers a zip pocket to keep valuables safe, a rear slip pocket with magnetic snap closure, and a unique burned edge finish. Take this all-purpose purse on your summer treks.

The Tuscan Messenger – Il Chocolate
This briefcase means business. The Tuscan Messenger is a relaxed messenger bag/briefcase hybrid crafted in smooth Tuscan leather and reminiscent of hand-finished leathers of a century ago. Those nostalgic for yesteryear’s craftsmanship and quality will appreciate this as a birthday gift or travel bag for work. It offers the quick and easy organization necessary for professionals on the go. Carry it by the sturdy handle or by the adjustable canvas strap. Tooled with 100% full-grain leather, this features an interior zip pocket, a key clip, an organization panel with pockets, two multi-function pockets, an open pocket for technology, and the signature Patricia Nash Map Print faille lining. It also has a luggage tag-inspired leather patch detail accented with brushed brass rivets, heavy handcrafted stitching, a zipper closure, and a distinctive burned-edge finish. Sheer perfection.

Benvenuto Tote – Beach and Shopping-Ready
Here is a soft black tote that can take you from the farmer’s market to the beach to dinner and a play with aplomb. The Benvenuto is super stylish and multi-functional, ideal for office and summer travel too. Simple in design, it’s roomy and has dual shoulder straps, stud detailing, and a double twist-lock closure to keep your belongings secure. Crafted with 100% full-grain leather, it features an interior zip pocket, 2 slip pockets, a rear slip pocket with magnetic closure, deep embossed grape leaf logo, and the lov ely Patricia Nash burned-edge finish. It also has a double twist-lock closure, and pairs well with any wardrobe.

Choose your own personal favorites for summer at