London-based designer Jas Shembiâ€™s bags are as coveted in Japan as other top international brands, but his well-crafted leather bags have only been making a quiet entrance state-side. Spotted on the streets of New York, Shembiâ€™s Jas Mb brand bags have generated a buzz among handbag aficionados. Some of Jas Mbâ€™s line are available at Barneyâ€™s New York, including this Small Travel Bag ($465) with braided double handles and flap pockets.
And I love the Pencil Shoulder Bag ($295), with a long brass chain and leather braided shoulder strap that make the look edgy, not too sweet.
The white leather bags are reminiscent of Shembiâ€™s new London store, Doors by Jas Mb, where white cracked leather walls, wooden shelves, and restored cabinets create the rough-and-tumble but still impeccable look of his handbag line.
Jas Mb bags are available at Barneyâ€™s New York