For fashion enthusiasts, logos hold great significance. While some proudly own Balenciaga’s Hourglass bag or Jacquemus’s Le Grand Bambino, there are others who prefer the understated elegance of The Row’s Half Moon style.

Drawing inspiration from sleek silhouettes of the 1990s, this ergonomic curved design discreetly rests under the shoulder, creating a seamless look without any noticeable bulges. Despite its seemingly compact appearance, the Half Moon bag surprises with its generous capacity, accommodating essentials like your iPhone. The suede-lined interior provides a luxurious contrast to the Italian leather exterior, subtly embossed with the brand’s minuscule stamp—an insignia so delicate that it can easily be missed, intentionally reinforcing its discreet allure.

The mini version of the bag epitomizes the stealth-wealth aesthetic meticulously crafted by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen since they founded The Row in 2006. Starting with the perfect T-shirt, the Olsen sisters went on to curate an achingly cool minimalist wardrobe that captivated editors, albeit at a considerable price. The willingness of customers to invest thousands of dollars attests to the brand’s exceptional quality and craftsmanship. From impeccable tailoring, which serves as the brand’s backbone, to their shirting—a gateway product that has won over admirers like Kendall Jenner and Hailey Bieber—the Olsens effortlessly master relaxed silhouettes that exude immaculate sophistication. Despite lacking formal training, they make the art of balancing effortless volume and refinement appear effortless itself.

The devoted fan club of The Row boasts a star-studded lineup, including Zoë Kravitz, Jennifer Lawrence, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. These loyal customers initially dipped their toes into the brand’s minimalist world through its footwear and bags. Each member possesses the zip-front leather ankle boots, along with either the N/S tote or the Half Moon bag. While Manhattanites who carry their lives with them favor the former, models are drawn to the retro-leaning allure of the micro bag. It has become a status symbol, demonstrating one’s ability to venture outside with just an envelope-sized receptacle to hold essentials (as exemplified by EmRata, a master of this trend). The Row excels in delivering elevated basics that speak volumes—a refined simplicity that carries significant impact.