Fashion-Comfort Shoe Brands Expand With Coordinating Handbag Collections

The Flexx handbag
The Flexx's new handbag line is set to hit stores in August.
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Footwear companies are playing a match game these days, expanding their offerings with handbags that give consumers the opportunity to coordinate their accessories hand to foot.

This fall, European fashion-comfort brand The Flexx is adding a series of handbags to its mix, produced in Italy out of the brand’s signature nappa leathers.

The Flexx fall boot The Flexx short boot for fall. Courtesy of brand.

The bags are done in soft, unconstructed silhouettes that allow for overstuffing, mandatory for today’s working women known to tote around lunch, an iPad, workout clothes and other items.

Like the footwear, which retails from $115 to $25o for tall boots, the bags are accessibly priced at $200. The full collection will be available in August at independent shoe stores that carry the footwear collection.

Like The Flexx, Bernie Mev, known for its collection of comfort-driven woven looks, has also been making a push into the handbag and accessories markets, with a full collection set to hit stores this fall that picks up its woven details.

Bernie Mev bag Bernie Mev multicolor cross-body bag. Courtesy of brand.

Included in the mix are totes, cellphone bags to cross-body styles, done in lightweight nylon or mixes of leather and nylon. The line retails from $30 to $149.

Bernie Mev slip-on Bernie Mev slip-on style. Courtesy of brand.

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