Ariat International bag
Ariat International

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Ariat is already a leading brand in the industry, known for impeccable footwear, but now the brand has launched a new collection of luxury bags just in time for the holiday season!

You might have previously associated Ariat International with its Western and English footwear, apparel and accessories, but the brand is venturing out into the handbag world with its limited edition collection of six handbags this fall. Since the equestrian trend is hot in fashion this fall, we just had to share the news of this chic new collection!

So what can you expect from these bags? A whole lot of detail and amazing quality, that's for sure. Created by New York-based designer Sarah Blaustein of Sarah Hearey designs, the collection features six bags inspired by equestrian tradition. Each bag is handcrafted with Italian calf skin leather and detailed with equine hardware that is hand finished using the lost wax method, a traditional carving technique.

Another fun detail? The bag handles and over-the-shoulder straps are inspired by turn of the century horse bridles! “We have leveraged our knowledge of authentic style in fine equestrian goods and paired it with unparalleled craftsmanship and unique design to create this limited collection of exquisite handbags,” said Beth Cross, president and CEO of Ariat International.

So where can you snatch up these gorgeous bags? Limited quantities are available for purchase at select English equestrian events through retail partners and via this fall, while supplies last. Retail prices range from $395 to $1,295.

Our fave picks!

Which bags from the collection strike our fancy, and how can you make them work this season? Read on!

Sante Fe Hobo ($795)

Santa Fe Hobo ($795)

Boho? You'll love this chic bag. With its Southwest vibe and roomy structure, it's the perfect choice to add to your wishlist for Santa later this season. Wear it with skinny jeans and a neutral blouse to let the bag steal the show.

Pelham Crossbody ($395)

Pelham Crossbody ($395)

Are you a girl on the go who loves fashion and function? Then the Pelham Crossbody is your new best friend. Wear it as an off-the-shoulder bag during the day while running errands and carry it as a chic clutch at night.

Georgina Large Zip Convertible ($1,295)

Georgina Large Zip Convertible ($1,295)

Every woman needs a total splurge bag in her life, and investing in a quality travel bag is usually your best bet. This convertible satchel will stay in shape wherever your travels may take you. Lucky for you, the neutral colors will go with anything!

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Comments on "Launches we love: Ariat launches new handbag collection!"

Hannah October 29, 2012 | 9:53 AM

I really like the cross body bag! I've always been a fan of across the body bags, and this one looks so stylish! Thanks!

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