I know I’ve said this plenty of times before, but I still find it absolutely confounding that a former Spice Girl now designs a range of totally luxurious, well-crafted handbags that are sold by some of the finest retailers in the world. Is this real life? Am I taking crazy pills?
Beckham’s aesthetic has come a long way since the days when she was the leather-chap-wearing queen of the British WAGs (wives and girlfriends of soccer players, for the uninitiated), and pieces like the Victoria Beckham Two-Tone Lizard and Leather Clutch demonstrate the classic, heavily tailored look that Vicky B’s been working to great effect for the past couple of years.
If the people at Pantone are to be believed (and sure, why not?), this shade of creamy, feminine pink is supposed to be the big color of 2011. I would have preferred if Beckham’s accessories team had chosen to accent the pink lizard flap with grey leather instead of basic black, but this combination does make for an all-season clutch with a very luxurious vibe.
My only other complaint is with the bag’s lack of an optional shoulder strap. With a clutch this substantial, a removable strap would have made it much more versatile and useful. Other than those two quibbles, however, this bag is a very nice piece with just as much style cache as you’d find from almost any other brand at this price point. Ok, actually, one more quibble: As with several of Victoria’s other bags, the price point on this one seems to be a little high, even though it uses a good bit of exotic leather. Really, that’s the last quibble. Buy through Net-a-Porter for $2750.