I think we’re all familiar with the Lauren Merkin Louise clutch – Merkin has made a career for herself making simple, prototypical clutches in a huge variety of colors and textures. Her bags generally have few faults as a result of their simple lines and practical nature, and I’ve never met anyone that finds them objectionable in the least. From season to season, a few of the colors or textures can be hit or miss, but I think she’s got a big hit with the Lauren Merkin Louise Leopard Clutch. I prefer the Louise size to the smaller Eve since I have a janitor-size key ring, so when I saw it in grey leopard, I was quite intrigued. Animal prints seem to be making a bit of a resurgence as of late, and I happen to absolutely love them. I don’t have an animal print bag, and I think that something small like this would be a great way to start – subtle but still a bit wild. Buy through Shop Bop for $180.
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