I’ve written about this on PurseBlog Savvy before, but I have serious problems finding evening bags. I don’t want to waste money on something by a brand I don’t trust, but I also don’t want to waste money on a non-leather bag from a brand that I do. I feel like a chump paying big bucks for a small satin bag, no matter how cute, but leather is usually too casual for evening. The Marni Leather Fold-Over Clutch probably falls into the trap of being too casual, but only because of it’s bigger size. If it was more petite, it’d be the perfect leather evening bag.
The leather that Marni has used this season has really impressed me, and you should really try and see it in person. It’s soft and slouchy, but so smooth that it doesn’t look sloppy at all. I’m not sure how they found the perfect type of leather to straddle that line, but it does a beautiful job. Because of the material used and how it’s draped, it mimics a thick silk that would be great for evening without requiring me to shell out for a silk bag. Every woman should own a bright-colored clutch (they’re more versatile than you’d imagine!), and this one would be a great place to start. Buy through Net-a-Porter for $1030.