On a recent wintertime trip to the Far East, Anne Agoren became inspired to start her own line, the izzy bag collection of woven calf & exotic-skin shoulderbags, purses, clutches, and totes. "I wanted to share my passion for handbags," explains the London-based designer who also tweets most amusingly at twitter.com/izzibag. "In buying an izzi bag, you can see how much love and respect I have put into each and every creation...I had you in mind when I first put my pencil on the sketch pad." With vibrant blue such a key fashion color for Spring 2010, you can't go wrong with this charming, checkerboard'y Ipsus. Available at izzibag.com.
- Lesley Scott