Handbag Impact

Would you wear the same pair of beat-up shoes with every outfit? We hope not! Similarly, the most well put-together ensemble in the world will fall to pieces if you finish it with the same old frumpy handbag.

That doesn’t mean you need to have 365 of them hanging in your closet — all you need is a few well-chosen pieces that are both unique and versatile. Ismachseven’s gorgeously crafted bags are designed by a pair of brilliant women working right here in Miami, and their bold colors and innovative lines reflect a distinctly South Florida spirit. Pictured here are a selection of their latest releases. Katsina ($250) is handmade with Italian cotton chenille in a funky fuchsia, sporting golden hardware and an array of convenient pockets to help keep you organized; Karen ($670) is a crocodile clutch with a semi-precious cabochon feature; Isa ($310) is constructed of sunny yellow leather with an adjustable/detachable shoulder strap and suede lining; and, soon-to-be-released Bibi is fresh and flowery with silk and linen. Experience them for yourself at the Key Biscayne Galleria; 329 Crandon Blvd., Ste. 212, Key Biscayne;