Serena Williams Just Found Our New Favorite Travel Cross-body Bag
Serena Williams knows how to make a statement with her look — whether it's a tutu on the tennis court or a showstopping gown on the red carpet. Before boarding her private jet this week, she paused for a few tarmac shots to show off a super cute spring outfit from her own fashion line, her seriously impressive calf muscles, and a bright red, monogrammed cross-body bag. We immediately zeroed in on the latter.
The bold-but-simple bag is by Leatherology, a Dallas, TX–based brand that specializes in everyday luxury accessories that are easy to personalize, so you don't have to be a celebrity to get one designed just for you. Williams' bag is the brand's Meadow Double Zip Camera Bag, which you can have hand-painted with a chic stripe design and up to three initials for $40 each. You also get to choose the size, color, and styling of the letters and their shadows — we recommend going for contrast.
Upon further inspection, this bag is more than just a pretty face. It's made with buttery-smooth, full-grain leather and the lining inside is light tan to help you actually see your things. The adjustable "guitar strap" is designed to feel comfortable. And there are two separate zip compartments to keep you organized; the front one has a sleeve that's specifically designed to fit your phone and the back has a zipped pocket ideal for securing smaller items like your keys. Like most of Leatherology's styles, it's available in a slew of other colorways if poppy red isn't quite your idea of a neutral.
Is calling it the grand slam of cross-body bags too much?
Meadow Double Zip Camera Bag in Scarlet
To buy: leatherology.com, $190 (hand paint options from $40 additional)