New Label Love: PB 0110 Does Luxe Ultra-Minimalist Handbags

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

While I often discover new clothing labels by floating around my favorite indie-friendly sites, it’s rare that I discover new handbag labels. But, this week I learned about PB 0110, a line of luxurious handbags and accessories crafted in an ultra-minimalist style. No obvious branding or superfluous detail here – just gorgeous design.

PB 0110, first presented in 2013, is the work of designer Philipp Bree. The Bree name may sound familiar to world travelers. Philipp Bree’s family brand – Bree – is a prominent maker of handbags, luggage, and leather goods in Germany. Philipp left day-to-day involvement in the company in 2012 to focus on his own label.

In creating the PB 0110 brand, Philipp Bree chose to focus on natural, vegetable-tanned leather, pure linen, and brass. The idea is that these particular materials become even more beautiful over time. The bags and accessories are then crafted by European manufacturers selected for their skill in processing high quality materials. The result? Truly timeless bags that just keep getting better.

Check out some of my favorite PB 0110 finds…

This structured tote is the absolute ideal bag to complement a minimalist wardrobe. I love that it’s a mere 3.25” deep – the proportion sets off the 15.5” height perfectly – and that the adjustable strap becomes part of the design detail. Stunning.

PB 0110 Black Structured Leather Tote

→ Buy the PB 0110 Black Structured Leather Tote, $810.00, at

Tomato red is one of the standout shades of the fall season, and this shoulder bag makes perfect use of the color in an unobstructed expanse of rich leather.

PB 0110 AB 10 Shoulder Bag

→ Buy the PB 0110 AB 10 Shoulder Bag, €399,00 (about $507.63), at

White leather is so dangerous for clutzy girls like me. But, if I were to suddenly develop grace, this is just the kind of white bag I’d buy. It’s classic, but with modern edge, and comes with both a top handle and a shoulder strap. Yay for versatility!

PB 0110 White Leather Top Handle Bag

→ Buy the PB 0110 White Leather Top Handle Bag, $1,100.00, at

A half-moon shaped shoulder bag is perfect for injecting playfulness into an outfit. I picture this over one of fall’s must-have oversized sweaters and distressed jeans.

PB 0110 Half Moon Bag in Black

→ Buy the PB 0110 Half Moon Bag in Black, $815.00, at

As much as I adore the line’s leather goods, I can’t pass up featuring one of the spectacular linen bags. I would have never guessed that linen could vibe so minimalist-chic, would you?

PB 0110 AB 7 Linen Bag

→ Buy the PB 0110 AB 7 Linen Bag, €379,00 (about $482.18), at

Are you loving this new line as much as I am? You can browse a nice selection of leather bags at US-based online retailers SSense and Need Supply. You can shop the full line, albeit in Euros, on the PB 0110 website – they ship worldwide via DHL or FedEx!