I can’t even begin to explain how excited I am that Charlotte Olympia designer Charlotte Dellal has decided to grace the handbag world with her presence. I’ve been singing that praises of Dellal’s sharp, modern, sexy footwear over at TalkShoes for some time now, and her witty sensibility is a welcome addition to the accessories marketplace. The Charlotte Olympia Pandora Plexiglass Clutch, with its three included inserts and confident lines, is a very promising start for this handbag neophyte.
My initial reaction to this little clutch was a tad dubious; I think that lucite (or otherwise clear) evening bags are very cool, but they’re probably a tough sell without a covetable brand behind them, and Dellal is looking to build an audience instead of sell to one that already exists and loves her bags. When I found out that the bag came with three insertable pouches, though, my mind changed completely. In fact, this might be my perfect evening bag.
I’d probably choose to carry it without one of the pouches for maximum effect, but if you’d rather hide your belongings, this clutch allows you to do so in a way that would match practically any outfit you might dream up. And when you’re not using the liners, they could easily double as coin purses or accessory pouches in another bag. This little clutch packs a lot of versatility and some interesting extras for the price, and I can’t wait to see the rest of the Charlotte Olympia line. Buy through Net-a-Porter for $615.
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