Against perhaps my better judgment, I really like the Alexander Wang Jena Laser-Cut Leather Clutch. And I mean, I like, REALLY like it. The shape is a bit odd and I typically stay away from oddly shaped bags. Don’t ask me why, it’s just what I do. Yet, this clutch, this adorable, edgy and versatile clutch has captured my attention and I’ve not been able to get out of its hold since.


The envelope clutch is brown laser-cut ridged leather. While I’ve been a fan of envelope clutches for a while now, this one is unique and stands out in comparison to others. I always give points to uniqueness. As you can see, there is two silver-tone zip fastenings at the front, a fold-over flap with a magnetic and zip fastening under the flap. I think the thing I like the most about this clutch is that it can be paired with a casual outfit just as well as slightly more fancy outfit. And there’s always something appealing about a handbag that you most likely won’t see the person next to you carrying. But, what do you think – what are the pros/cons to this clutch? Buy through Net-a-Porter for $525.

  • rae

    I was drawn to it myself but could not yet justify the price tag for something I haven’t seen close up or real life photos of. I must admit I really like it too without knowing exactly why. Could be the double zipping, the simplicity and that it just WORKS!

  • Ylva

    It looks so squashy!

  • http://www.purseblog.com/ Amanda Mull

    I saw pictures somewhere last night of a girl holding the regular black version and they made me love it even more than I already did. It’s very substantial in size – I could see it easily as a day-to-night clutch. I think it’s great for less than $500. I’ll post a link to the photos if I can find them again.

  • Sofia Nolan

    the design is amazing and the zippers do the whole thing

  • Adiva Artuvogue

    Well, I simply like envelop clutches! Perhaps, the genius here which gives this clutch a enticing look is by mixing a great silhouette with a neat functional treatment. The exposed zippers give a great spin to this style. I dig how the zipper overlays make you think the zipper tape is exposed when indeed it is not! Great twist on a continually salable style.

  • ingrid

    this version is velvet leather which is why it’s $525. the regular leather version (in black with gold-tone hardware) is $475 on shopbop. i think this is a uniquely beautiful clutch! i love that alexander wang is totally pushing the envelope (no pun intended) on this clutch and all the other handbags that he designs.

  • Merve

    I totally agree with everyone i really like it and i cant figure out why. I also cant seem to decide if i should get it or not….Amanda more pics pls??? and of the black one if you can?

  • jen

    so what exactly is velvet leather? Is it like suede?

    • Jane

      I don’t think it’s suede. I have a Coach bag (from the 1990’s) with almost exact leather and it was called (Sonoma) nubuc leather.

      This post reminded me of the Coach nubuc leather and I went and dug it up from storage and it sure looked so alike in material.

  • bisbee

    Oh…very nice! I love it…but I really think I’m going to save up for the new hobo in brown…

  • mochababe73

    I have a vintage, black patent envelope clutch, and I love it. I wear it anytime my husband takes me somewhere fancy without the children.
    I like this clutch, but I don’t like the zippers. They’re just weird. I can’t quite put my finger on it.

  • yeh

    lmao “EDGY” go fu*k yourself

  • Naggy

    It looks dowdy and not at all edgy. (ipad)

  • Emma G

    Love it too (ipad)

  • Emma G

    Thin kit’s the zips (ipad)

  • turadosapuay

    sooo cute.