We’re always looking for a classic bag that keeps your best interest in mind. You know the one: It’s sturdy and reliable without being sensibly boring, eye-catching without being so flashy that it clashes with your wardrobe, and it begets plenty of compliments whether you are wearing it for the first time or the hundredth.
Enter ZINK handbags. Based out of Austin, Texas, these little darlings are designed by Ben Freedland, who cut his chops working for such fashion giants as Berdorf Goodman, Giorgio Armani, Michael Kors, and Burberry. After working in New York and traveling the world, Ben settled in Austin and opened his first storefront in Jefferson Square last year.
The bags are designed to become lifers in your wardrobe with styles suited to every aspect of your life—from structured, boardroom-friendly styles to oversize weekend totes and croc-skin clutches for girls’ night. The designer uses hand-dyed Italian canvas colored using vegetable dyes, full-grain leathers, solid brass and sterling chrome hardware, and fabrics derived from family-run mills and socially conscious co-ops in Asia to create accessories you can feel good about flaunting. “Every handbag is done almost entirely by hand,” he says. “I’m not trying to make the hottest bag, but rather something special you hold close to your heart.”
The bags range from around $200 to $600 (pretty good for luxury bags!), and to help kick off your spring in style, ZINK is offering Southern Living a special deal. Use code SL20 at checkout now through May 1 to get 20% off full-price bags (except the Exotic Skin line) and SL10 for 10% off sale and Exotic Skin items.
What’s more, we are giving away one of ZINK’s Medium Steamship bag in purple.
Tell us how you would wear this fabulous bag (pictured below) in the comments to enter to win it!
The contest begins today and ends April 26. Official rules here.