This is cute. And you know what? I like cute. It’s a funny day because when I think about my taste in handbags I realize that I am all over the place. Some days I complain about a certain thing and other days I say I like that. I guess my mood is one that changes on a whim. But, hey, that’s actually fine by me. I feel like if I came across this Cole Haan Halsey Straw Clutch on a different day, I might not like it. However, today, well, today I like it.


This clutch is whimsical, feminine and perfect for this time of the year. I don’t know about you, but I can’t see myself carrying any bag with some straw element unless it was Spring or Summer. Even if you live in a warm climate, it’s one of those things that just seems wrong. Luckily, this clutch is one that you can use for years to come. This straw clutch has blooming leather embellishments which adds a bit of dimension to the clutch itself. And like any bag that I imagine carrying during the Spring and Summer months, but clutch would be a perfect accent to that favorite flowy dress. Buy through Bloomingdale’s for $148.

  • Karin bag4bag

    This clutch looks a little too ‘made it in craft class’ to me. The black embellishments look like warped buttons and a small crossbody suits me better than a clutch for Summer. Who wants to hang on to a clutch in hot weather…(fb)

  • swags

    I kind of agree with Karin. This looks to me like something you could pick up at any department store in the spring. I do think it would be a cute accessory for a summer wedding but other than that, not sure I’d have much use for it.

  • Helena

    Cute and easy to carry and nice price (fb)

  • marian t

    cute purse! (fb)

  • Jane

    Yes I can see wearing this clutch with a great dress. I like how they used straw and leather as the accent pieces that was clever. The price isn’t bad either. (fb)

  • FashionIsMyHobby

    I saw this clutch IRL at Nordstom’s. It’s a nice little clutch, but looks more like it should be priced at about $50.