I normally have mixed feelings about Coach as a brand, but my feelings are decidedly unmixed about the Coach Parker Clutch, and they’re all positive. Glowingly so.
I know that the logo-covered, non-leather bags that make up much of Coach’s collection are the brand’s bread and butter and beloved by a huge audience that continues to pump lots of profits into the company, but they’re just not my thing. They were at one point. In fact, they were my first foray into the world of exquisitely overpriced handbags, so I can probably indirectly credit them with my present employment.
But if you can get past those bags (assuming they’re also not your thing either), Coach makes some positively lovely leather bags that you shouldn’t miss. My favorite of the day is this adorable little clutch here, for myriad reasons. First, the color is amazing. It’s got a bit of a sheen to it, but it’s so dark and lovely that the metallic finish doesn’t look cheesy or cheap. Plus, this is the sort of gunmetal color that goes with everything you own. Don’t believe me? Try and think of a single night-out dress in your closet that you couldn’t conceivably coordinate with this clutch. Can’t come up with one, can you? I can’t either.
Not only is it attractive, but it’s also functional. I’m the kind of person that likes to put my ID in a separate pocket when I’m out because I know I’ll need it several times during the evening to get in to various bars and clubs, and the two well-hidden exterior zipper pockets on this clutch would make that easy and convenient. The kisslock closure to the main compartment would keep your keys and phone safe from falling out, and the chain and leather strap gives you a convenient alternative to hand-carrying. Can you tell I’m all excited over this clutch? Buy through Nordstrom for $258.