After Kate Moss was seen carrying it, it didn’t take long for the Derek Lam Elsa Leather Clutch to become trendy piece for models, starlets and those that aspire to be like them. And why shouldn’t it be trendy? I was skeptical at first, but in regular leather this little clutch is modern and fun. Don’t want to shell out almost $800 for it? We’ve got an option you might like for almost $600 less: the L.A.M.B. Camberley Surrey Clutch.
Sure, the L.A.M.B. clutch doesn’t come in the snazzy turquoise color that we’ve seen from Lam (side not: does anyone else find the L.A.M.B./Lam thing funny, or am I just easily amused?), but basic black will never lead you sartorially astray, and it won’t look dated when turquoise is no longer the “it” color of the season.
More importantly, however, the L.A.M.B. clutch has the major stylistic elements of the more expensive version without totally ripping off the design. It has an angled front flap, oversized tassel, and design flourishes that are not mirrored across the center of the bag. It’s young and modern, which is the most important thing, and it also costs way less than the Lam version.