Serpui Marie Fam Mother of Pearl Clutch Blue

Last week, we clued you in to the insanely well-edited selection of clutches and evening bags that Moda Operandi has squirreled away in its “boutique” section. Today, we’ve got one brand of handheld bags in particular that the site has just started carrying and that you’ll want to know: Serpui Marie.

Moda Operandi's outstanding selection of unique clutches

Anyone who makes a habit of online shopping (which I’m assuming is all of you) knows that most sites that carry premiere designers have roughly similar assortments. That’s not a coincidence, of course; retail buying is a precarious balance of data and intuition, and making a miscalculation on a piece that’s too avant-garde or “specialty” for a mass audience can be quite costly.

Studded Clutches Trend

For some reason, I didn’t see this studded clutch trend coming. I don’t remember seeing a plethora of studs on the runway for Spring 2013, and heavy metal embellishments are usually more of a staple of fall collections (more on that tomorrow, actually).

Reece Hudson Bondage Minaudiere

It has come to my attention that St. Patricks Day is this weekend, which makes me worried. Not because I find something inherently terrifying about green beer or drunk people with a theme (although those two things are, arguably, inherently terrifying for a whole slew of reasons), but because “drinking holidays,” as days like St.

Rauwolf Fall 2013 Clutches (5)

One of my favorite things about Moda Operandi is that the flash sale site’s staff has an eye for new talent and smaller designers that are ripe for their big breaks. On any given day, you’ll find a relatively unknown upstart listed alongside the Valentinos of the world, which is exciting for anyone looking to be the first person in her group of friends to wear or carry the Next Big Thing.

BCBG MAXAZRIA Harlow Laser-Cut Envelope Clutch Bag

I love expensive bags just as much as the next girl, but just because I talk about them often doesn’t mean they magically appear on my doorstep when I wake up. I might not be the best deal hunter, but I am great at finding beautiful bags at great prices.

Rag and Bone Pilot Clutches

Last week, Vlad and I went to Woodbury Commons, which is one of my favorite places to shop because even though it’s an outlet mall, it has some of the most incredible outlets in the world – think Oscar de la Renta, Gucci, Balenciaga.

Edie Parker Clutches

If you’re a bit of a magpie, listen up – we’ve got enough shine and glitter to keep you entertained for minutes on end, thanks to the retro-modern box clutchery of Edie Parker. Contrary to what the midcentury styling and name of the brand might indicate, the brand is named after designer Brett Heyman’s daughter, not Edie Sedgwick or Jack Kerouac’s wife.

Marchesa Phoebe Small Shoulder Bag

By now, we’re all well familiar with the Marchesa aesthetic – all girly details, all the time. The brand isn’t girly in a young, innocent way, though; instead, Marchesa goes for full-on luxury of the highest order, including all the rhinestones, Swarovski crystals and pale exotics leathers that you can possibly stand.

Perfume Bottle Clutches: Lanvin and Charlotte Olympia

I was prepared to write about the Charlotte Olympia Perfume Bottle Clutch all by itself – the design is a continuation of designer Charlotte Dellal’s strong history of whimsy and irreverence – but then I got to thinking that the concept sounded familiar.