Designer Meichi Peng unveils new bags for spring and her first line of home accessories.
Out with the old and in with the cool this season, as Boston-based interior and handbag designer Meichi Peng melds her two artistic worlds in her new handbag line for spring. For this season’s bags, Peng was inspired by the “natural look of the outdoors,” she says, and activities such as hiking and horseback riding. “By pairing and utilizing earthy tones in natural, breathable fabrics like leather and canvas, I was able to achieve highly functional designs with a nod to nature.” We love the Peng No. 7.1 Baguette bag ($1,150), available in aubergine, cream, mustard, and 10 other colors. With side zipper detailing and a short strap, it’s a perfect day-to-evening clutch. The bags’ signature detail stitching is echoed in the leather boxes, stationery sets, and trays in Peng’s new home collection. “I want to bring the level of quality and craftsmanship to my home accessories line that I have with my handbag collection,” she explains. Her next goal? Opening her own store, separate from her Boston design studio, in the near future. Rest assured, the space will be very well designed. 460 Harrison Ave., Ste. A6, 617-521-8660