Building Block are the designer bags of your minimalist dreams

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Done with mainstream and brash bags? Introducing Building Block, your new favourite bag designer.

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LA based bag designer Building Block wants to redefine the luxury bag market with their minimalist shapes with an emphasis on function.

And you know, we might just let them.

The company is only three years old and is the brain child of sisters Kimberly and Nancy Wu, who used to design for nike.

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Rucksack, $520



Their simple and geometric designs are getting snapped up all over the globe, including at Opening Ceremony both here and Stateside.

The aim is to take luxury back to basics. As they explain on their website, they want to, "clear away conventional standards of luxury by magnifying what is essential and editing out excess."

That translates to Japanese style minimalism in leather and canvas, with clean lines and an alarming lack of logos.

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Cable + Outlet bag, $395



"The goal is always to create something that is playful yet useful; something simple but deceivingly complex to construct," the designers explained to Cool Hunting.

"The emphasis is on the usefulness of of the shape while disregarding any excess decoration or details that could possibly detract from utilitarian focus," they add.

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Stencil flat bag, $465



Of course, those who want to get jazzy can add leather tassels if they wish.

Love them? Find out more at building--block.com

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Embellished bucket bag, $290



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