This Chloe Maggie Double-Fram Bag is heavily featured in Chloe’s ad campaigns, and it is pretty adorable. The cinnamon and mahogany trim constitute an unassuming color scheme that nonetheless packs a lot of personality. The leather looks smooth and smooshy and rich, and goodness knows Chloe can do great leather. The detailing is spot on – love the little closure on top, love the Chloe button, love the flap with the tiny turnlock, love the ruching that is so dangerously close to evoking cameltoe, but escapes looking just cute.
I saw this clutch at Neiman Marcus a week or two ago, and I’ve been searching all over for the picture online. It finally showed up on shopbop, so I want to share this gorgeous clutch with you all. Lauren Merkin is a fantastic brand, and I love not only the prices, but the numerous incarnations of handbags in a handful of basic adorable shapes.
Whatever your opinion is on sequins, you have to admit, they’re in again. I’ve hated them as much as anyone else, but boy do they sparkle, and in that flamboyant way, they’re kind of hot. I don’t know if I could stomach a big old sequin bag on my or anyone else’s shoulder, but I like this Maria Bonita Extra Embroidered Sequin Bag.
Another darling bag from Derek Lam, another one to coo over and long for;sigh; This Derek Lam Candida tote with zipper bottom is just too much! I love the contrast of leathers, and I love both colors. The brown and beige are very neutral, but together they have a sweet kick, especially with the prominent copper zipper separating the bottom compartment.
Gryson has been hyped and hyped, but the bags do live up to all of it. I loved the first round last season, and the spring and summer bags are looking mighty fresh and lovely. Take this Gryson buckled shoulder bag, for example. It’s absolutely adorable! The green! The green!!! I love it! Both tones are rich and vibrant, and the contrast between the dark polished apple and the cheery forest is perfect.
I think I have a mild prejudice against Cole Haan handbags. For the middle price range, I like to go with lesser known designers that can’t be so easily found at your local department store. Still, if I saw you toting this Cole Haan Village ruched satchel, I would ogle and demand to know where you obtained it. I’ve said it before, but I love pretty much anything with pleats, and this bag has got cute girly pleating down to a tee.
I’m sorry, you guys must be so sick of clutches by now…but here’s another one. Check out this Botkier Power Ranger – sorry, Botkier Lola Clutch. It’s quite an interesting creature. There’s a little band in the back that you can slip your hand into for easy holding, so you get a kind of glued-to-your-hand effect. The way the model in this picture holds it amuses me greatly.
I saw this Miu Miu calf soft clutch in gold at Neiman Marcus the other day, and it caught my eye. With measurements of 8 1/2″H x 17 1/3″W x 1 2/3″D, it’s kind of a monster of a clutch. The gold only increases the high visibility. At first, I thought, how ridiculous. What is the point of a clutch that’s bigger than the average shoulder bag?
Sometimes you have to wonder – in 20 years will we all be looking back on Fendi’s S/S ’07 collection and saying that Karl was just a visionary, ahead of his time? Not that this Fendi flash logo clutch is the craziest of his designs, but couldn’t you see it on the arm of a pristine robot made entirely of white ceramic?
Goldenbleu is one of my favorite mid-range handbag designers. The handbags from this label are uniformly chic and well-designed, and also of the utmost quality, with richly textured leathers and flawless construction. The patent leather is just as superb, with none of the plasticky ick that sometimes accompanies the high-shine material. This Goldenbleu Emerson patent clutch in “mango” is no exception to any of these rules.