Kate Spade Bixby Frame Clutch, $325 via Nordstrom.

We first learned about the Kate Spade Bixby Collection way back when we interviewed the company’s resident Twitter-er for our “What’s In Her Bag” feature, before the bags had even made their way to retail. And now that they have, I’ve got a brand new favorite from the line: The Kate Spade Bixby Frame Clutch in mustard yellow, which marries supple leather, glossy resin and earthy wood into a single, covetable handbag.

The first thing that I always do when I see a casual clutch is check the width; if it’s less than 9 or 10 inches, I move on. Any smaller than that and a bag becomes a tried-and-true evening clutch which won’t hold all of the essentials that most women need for anything more than a fancy party. But at a full foot wide, the Bixby is a safe clutch to use from the afternoon into evening, and the mix of materials and textures means that it will be at home both indoors or out. Personally, I’d love to carry this bag to a beach bonfire. Now I just need a beach. And perhaps some instructions on building a bonfire. Buy through Nordstrom for $325.

  • Lulugurl

    so cute. i love the colour!

  • Leah

    I’ve played with this little baby in person… super cute, fun closure, another great bag from Kate Spade :)

  • Mila

    Love this clutch! Color is great

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  • MizzJ

    Woah a full foot? That’s big! I love this design, but it might be a tad too big for me hehe

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  • Marry Lynn

    Yummmm Maltesers =D

  • rose60610

    Not a fan of this. Right away it strikes me as a “1960′s-70′s groovy cool” in style and color. The rigid frame might make it uncomfortable. I love the long sleek clutches that hark back to the 50′s era of femmes fatales with gorgeous clothes and hair in Alfred Hitchcock movies.

  • Shopping Lady

    Good reason for a shopping stop at nordstrom to see this in person.

  • Zara

    I like this clutch as well as love the color. Really quite perfect for day – night summer outings. Just so right match with a earth colored tube-dress.

  • Dede

    it’s fresh, elegant stylish perfect for each occasion! the wood element, the tow little balls very nice!!! and obviously the color!!

  • 19yearslater

    Kate Spade has been perfection these past few seasons. Also, the bonfire comment- lol.

  • Kass

    I want iit. Where can i get it in paris