With the recent Fab or Drab activity, it is time we make our Fab or Drab category a more active part of PurseBlog.

Today’s installment comes from an eclectic (and sold out) evening bag. The Celestina Espasol Filigree Clutch has every aspect of an ornate evening piece that may meet your fancy. The box shaped clutch is silver-plated and shows off cutout filigree design. The design is in the detail of this bag, so don’t just glance over it. The clutch needs a better look.


I will freely admit that when I first spotted this clutch I found it to be gaudy. The design looked ostentatious and over-the-top. It was not until I enlarged the images that I saw the beauty in the craftsmanship of this piece. So I take back my initial reaction to this clutch, as I was not fully informed.

Other details include a howlite clasp to fasten at the top and a wood-backed vanity mirror. I am actually rather shocked at the price being so manageable for a silver-plated box clutch. The price tag is the norm for many evening bags, but this item is dressed up even more than others we see. Ultimately, it may come down to if you have use of a clutch like this in your wardrobe. $1,325 via NAP.

What do you think: Fab or Drab?

  • Paulina

    Good thing this is a clutch. Anything else would be way too much. I personally really like it. It’s the perfect amount of detail to add to any outfit.

  • Alana

    It is fab, but I have no use for something like that!

  • Erik

    FAB!

  • 19yearslater

    Fab. It looks like an old-fashioned fence, I like the subtle hearts and the kisslock is nice.

    • http://www.purseblog.com/ Megs Mahoney Dusil

      I love the hearts in there too!

  • mary s

    i love it! i have no use for it, but if i could afford it i would make use for it!!

  • bindc

    FAB!!

  • Trixie

    I am a Filipina living here in Manila, just need to say that this silver clutch is amazing! I saw the copper colored one in their boutique. I’m happy that Tina Ocampo is doing an incredible job of bringing Filipino Artistry to the spotlight.
    To those who are saying that she makes too much profit considering that the cost to make and the materials cost is a tiny fraction of the selling price, need to agree that it is none of our business. Just wish though that I could afford one of her bags. The prices here in Manila even with the 30% discount is still a month’s salary.

  • Jane

    I loved this clutch at first sight, and I bet a lot of people did because its sold out. I saw it two days ago and it was sold out. It is unique, chic, and classy.

  • Karin bag4bag

    It is stunning…

  • KC

    It’s nice. But others can see what I put inside.
    But the details are amazing.

    • Karin bag4bag

      With any clear bags/purses, you can put a silk scarf in it with your precious things inside that. Block colors look best as they highlight the silver detail.

  • DRESSSPACE

    The Celestina Espasol Filigree Clutch is a elegant evening bug. A realization very accurate in detail, it should be noted the small hearts. Its refinement is given both by its small size, which by design.
    http://www.dressspace.org

  • Mochababe73

    Very pretty, and I appreciate the craftsmanship and labor that obviously went into the bag. Well worth the money if one can afford it.

  • Chris

    FAB.

  • Jane Doe

    FAB

  • Sheils

    FAB!!! I love it!!!

  • Mars

    Very fab!!! The details are very impressive. You’ll definitely stand out with this clutch.

  • Lorraine

    FAB!! Love the intricate details. Definitely an investment piece!

  • ShoeQueen1961

    Looks like Lalique. It’s GORGEOUS!

  • Joanna

    Perfect for wearing with a cocktail dress or an evening gown! easy to match with different outfits.

  • Elyse

    drab! It’s just not all that exciting. I’ve seen way prettier clutches (fb)