Burberry Leather Wristlet, $1195 via Net-a-Porter

In my mind, calling a bag a “wristlet” is a precarious thing to do for a manufacturer or retailer. The word “wristlet” brings about a very specific type of simple, relatively inexpensive small accessory; personally, I use a wristlet to hold the small pharmacy that I carry around inside of my real bag. I wouldn’t ever pay a thousand dollars for something like that.

While the Burberry Leather Wristlet is, in fact, a wristlet like its name would suggest, it’s also one of the nicer wristlets I’ve ever seen in my life, and a full-fledged leather clutch with multiple structured compartments. Don’t let the w-word fool you, this bag is a lot more than just an accessory to your accessories.

Even the strap on this bag is pretty swanky. All the wristlets I own use a flat, thin piece of leather to secure the pouch to your wrist, but Burberry instead chose to go with a full-on rolled leather handle. That little touch goes a long way to explaining how unexpectedly luxurious the rest of the bag is, from the dual interior compartments with a cell phone slot to the tonal woven leather exterior.

The tan strap and blue body of the bag go nicely together, and the darker aqua trim is a great finishing detail. If you were ever going to consider spending four figures on a wristlet, this one’s a good place to start. It’s actually a full-fledged clutch in disguise, and you can always remove the handle if you’d like the general public to see it that way. Buy through Net-a-Porter for $1195.

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  • edoardo

    Wonderful color and model!

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  • Janinevs

    Gorgeous! That color is perfect, but oy the price!

  • rose60610

    I like wristlets, but to spend a lot on one is like spending serious money on a track suit. I wouldn’t do it.

  • 19yearslater

    Pretty. Though I think the rolled strap would hurt my wrist if I carried it alone, which I’d be inclined to do for such a price.

  • Jackie

    I like wristlets but I love the more compartmentalized ones such as this Burberry one. The simple ones that have a zipper and no separation or pockets inside just don’t do it for me. I’ve been on a search for a wristlet that can be doubled as a cross body bag. The Matt & Nat Hendrix Clutch that was featured a long while back was one of the closest things I found. Coach actually has good wristlets with compartments at a good price. I’ve veered away from Coach years ago for obvious reason but I must admit that they do have very nice leather goods at a great price. I’ve began re-using a Coach legacy wristlet that was probably the last thing I purchased from them years ago (thank goodness I got the black leather and not the jacquard monogram) and I am really getting my money’s worth. I think it was $128 or around there… AKA a steal. Coach makes the best compartmentalized wristlets, they really do. I don’t think I can think of anything else that compares even at a higher price point.

  • Elyse Greenberg

    A wristlet for over $1100? No matter how you slice that it still seems overpriced.

  • Shirley J

    if i could afford this wristlet…it would be in my bag everyday…it would just be my wallet lol

  • Alexandra Davidoff

    Makes a wonderful wallet.

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