For the Girls

Structured-Tote-Side

KILLSPENCER tote, $425, killspencer.com.

Until now, women lusting after KILLSPENCER’s understated, handcrafted leather accessories had to steal them from the boys. But thankfully the brand’s designer Spencer Nikosey has finally launched a collection for women. Inspired by his female friends and the creative women who frequent his storefront workshop in Silver Lake, California, the capsule evolved organically. “It started with me creating gifts,” explains the young designer. “Now, we are just making them available to the public.” Much like his architectural briefcases and duffels for men, Nikosey’s functional wallets and bags for women are rendered in sumptuous, textured leathers. Case in point: a structured tote constructed out of a single piece of raw bull hide. “I like women who are entrepreneurial and go-getters, whether it's through creative or business,” says Nikosey of his ideal client. “That is what is sexy and those are the women I want to gravitate towards our products. Their power will only enhance our bags.”