Luggage is ugly, almost without exception. I’ve spent two days of the last week traipsing through four separate airports on six distinct occasions, so I’ve had a lot of time to stare at people’s suitcases, and they don’t vary a whole lot. And, you know, I get it. They’re durable, they’re functional, they get thrown into cargo holds. The Charlotte Olympia Excess Baggage Perspex Clutch, on the other hand, is basically the exact opposite of a real suitcase – it’s beautiful, but please don’t hand it over to a member of TSA.
Charlotte Olympia’s relentless literalism has started to wear on me over the past six months, but this clutch is one that I love without reservation. Instead of taking a random object and splitting it open to fit an iPhone and a few sticks of gum, designer Charlotte Dellal did something similar to what she did with her beautiful Trunk Clutch – she took an archetypal storage object and turned it into something cheeky and unexpected. Dellal’s at her best when she’s riffing on fashion tropes, and this clutch ranks among her most beautiful creations. Buy through Net-a-Porter for $2,995.
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