Lucy Wallace Eustice, Monica Zwirner

Good prose is of no harm...and neither is a good bag. No one knows that better than the designers behind MZ Wallace, an NYC-gal favorite and one of our accessory go-tos. Monica Zwirner and Lucy Wallace Eustice launched the handbag brand in 2000, bridging the gap between luxury and functionality with their nylon creations. This month, the brand is honoring its New York roots with a special collaboration with the New York Public Library and its resident artist, Raymond Pettibon. The limited edition tote is available HERE, with 100% of the proceeds going back to the NYPL. We caught up with Monica and Lucy at their SoHo studio to get some style advice, find out their fall faves, and learn what the NYPL means to them.

Photos by Wendy Ploger