Aigner Journal

Our top picks to pack includes a roundup of handbags and shoes that will ensure your summer travel is practical and fashionable. 

Destination: Vacation

It’s summer and you’ve been dreaming about turning that out-of-office on and checking out! Whether you’re headed to the beach, a mountain escape or city slicking this summer, we’ve got the handbag and shoe shortlist you need to pack. Read below for our essential list.

Destination Vacation

Youme, of @shesyoume relaxes at the beach with our Alana Slides in Golden.

The Traveling Tote

The essential handbag for any trip, long or short, is the staple tote bag. Whether chic with trendy pulled surface leather- like our bestselling bag the Irena Small Satchel, or a bit more traditional east/west silhouette with woven leather, like the Irena Tote, this bag is defined by its ability to hold things. Lots of things. So, throw in your passport, sunglasses, jacket–and basically everything else you might need to hit the road. Bonus–this is THE ideal airplane bag, big enough for a neck pillow and a good book.

Destination Vacation

Isis, of @thesmartfashionistas traveling with our Irena Tote in Sand.

The Casual/Convertible Crossbody

The crossbody bag rose to prominence a few seasons ago and it’s easy to see why. Its hands-free style makes it the perfect companion when traveling for ease of wear.  Plus, its compact shape easily fits in a suitcase, can be carried all day in comfort, and, is suitably dressy for evening.  Etienne Aigner’s Lana crossbody comes in a variety of colorways for every mood or occasion.

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The Wear Everywhere Espadrille

A stylish, seasonal alternative to a flat, the evergreen classic espadrille makes for easy traveling. Try the Fiji, handcrafted in soft nappa leather by expert artisans in Spain. A nearly flat sole and comfortable ergonomic design allows you to get the most mileage out of this shoe--ideal if you’re hitting the pavement for some serious sightseeing.

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The Staple Sandal

This is THE sandal if you’re looking for comfort and style. The two-toned Ange offers a sense of laidback luxury, whether exploring the charming towns of the Hamptons or the sandy shores of the California coast. Crafted from fine quality vachetta leather, this sandal boasts a moldable bottom, cradling your foot and providing comfort for all-day wear. Lightweight and adjustable, they easily pack into a suitcase. 

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The Party Pump

Part of the fun of vacation is dressing up and dining out. Add some pizazz to your ensemble with the Seneca heel. A delicate knotted peekaboo design sits atop a tapered natural-colored heel that’s high enough to be chic, yet still infinitely wearable.

Bonus: it comes in three vacation ready colors. Is it happy hour yet?

Destination Vacation

Isis, of @thesmartfashionistas looks stunning in our Seneca Heel in Coral.