As you have probably noticed, I adore structured bags. They have such an inherent sophistication in them, like someone plucked them out of some ancient photograph and spiced them up a bit, of course. This Alexander McQueen Izzie Clutch is the latest bag in this shape that I have found. I love the hardware, even if the gold is a little too gold-y for me, a tad too garish. It’s the shape I’m obsessed with. The clutch itself, on the other hand, is a different story.

Alexander McQueen Izzie Clutch

The iridescent patent leather reminds me of one of those glow-in-the-dark frogs, but I obviously don’t want this on a purse. It’s the same color as McQueen’s Skull Clutch, which Shannon reviewed, but the color is considerably cuter on that clutch than on this one. And while I love the retro turn lock closure, it’s what is on the back of the bag that I’m not a fan of. Why is there a wrist strap on the back? I can understand having a thin wrist strap on the side, but why make it flush with the back? Oh McQueen, if only this clutch came in another (normal) color- without that strap. Buy through Zappos for $1527.

  • Caroline @ Salescoop

    The shape of this bag is gorgeous. I agree, Anna, structured bags are great! So classy. However, as you mention in this post, the patent leather is WAY too shiny!! I am a girl who loves her patent, but this is just weird looking! At this price, I’m definitely giving it a thumbs down!

    Caroline
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  • http://graduationday.wordpress.com Amanda Mull

    Love the color, I even kind of like the effect of the patent (I like really loud bags, my taste is questionable, just ask some of our commenters!), but the closure reminds me a lot of YSL. Don’t like it NEARLY enough for the price, though.

  • Anabelle

    Anna, I get your pain. I have 3 nearly identical bags (shape/styling-wise), all for under $30 each. Nothing worth $1700 here.

  • Thistle

    I love the color!

  • Aria

    Has anyone seen this bag irl? I wonder if the patent looks so plasticky irl.

  • MizzJ

    I’m with Amanda, I kinda dig this purse for its OTT shine, intense purple color, and flashy gold trim. Turnlock clasps are so divine, I must get a bag that has one.
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  • Kendra

    It’s kind of cheesy looking with the reflecting purple. (fb)

  • Naggy

    Simplistic design, but I can see a women who’s into classic designs but wants some oomph would go crazy for this. (ipad)