Oh, you guys, I kind of like the Foley + Corinna Bar Clutch. In a weird way. At first I was like, “Heck, no!” And now I’m like, “I see what they did there.” At first look, it’s just a rectangle of leather hanging off a metal bar. Ok, so that might be what it is on second (and all subsequent) looks as well, but they did kind of a neat little thing with it. Instead of opening on the end with the handle, it has a full zip opening on the side, hidden where a seam would normally be. And that’s kind of clever, right? It preserves the one-bar structure of the bag and the modern, unexpected shape but also makes the bag functional. It’s certainly not the same black flap clutch that all of your friends will be taking out with them at night, and I’m sure it would garner many questions from girlfriends and strangers alike. In a world of clutches that can get a bit boring and repetitive, it’s nice to see Foley + Corinna do something outside of the box, even though I’m not entirely sure I love it. I do like it, though, and I think it will continue to grow on me if I continue to think about it. And I really hope that that side zipper holds, or else your ID and lip gloss is going to be strewn all across the floor of a bar, and we certainly don’t want that. Buy through Shop Bop for $268.
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