We introduced you to the Katherine Kwei line a while back, and I think her bags are so interesting that they’re worth revisiting in a more detailed way. Right now, I’m going to focus on the Donna Clutch for no other reason than because it’s my favorite, and I’m the one that’s in the pleasant position of getting to decide what we talk about right now.

Katherine Kwei Donna Clutch

With some brands, their line has a shtick, and either you like it or you don’t. Kwei’s shtick is fringe, as we saw previously, and luckily I love it. My favorite part of the way that she does fringe is that it’s all gathered and attached at the bottom. You get the advantage of the texture and a bit of movement, but not the full-on swingy, messy milieu that loose fringe would create. It also creates visual interest in absence of a pattern, exterior pockets, or other types of decoration, making it easier to match while still being a bag that’s fundamentally interesting to look at. Dark silver is one of my favorite neutrals; I can think of dozens of things in my closet with which this would go beautifully. Buy through Neiman Marcus for $635.

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  • shannon


  • me

    This is the nicest fringe I have seen.

  • Pippi

    Oh! That is gorgeous! Yes, please! :D

  • lka

    katherine kwei is especially known for her signature use of the ancient art of Chinese knotting. She learned this from her grandmother and incorporates it into each of her bags. It is unique to her, and beautiful! Thanks for reminding us!

  • chirpy_gal

    Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Kwei’s handbags are just a delight.. thay are all so pretty just as this fringed clutch… each one is so worth it !!!! :)

  • PhotoGirl

    I love the way her bags are are also art pieces and cultural journeys. I could spend long periods of time just looking at them.

  • baglover

    I’m not a fan of fringe, but this one is different. This fringe is done with taste. I love it. Good choice, Amanda!

  • This is one of the most intricate, fun, and amazing clutches!

  • justa9url

    Clutch love!

  • Melody


  • hazel

    That is some awesome fringe, Iove that it isn’t going to look messy or like a wet dog!

  • Ingerid Prebensen

    Love it!

  • Arm Candy Lady!

    What an awesome bag…Iam LOVING the woven leather…reminds me of sandals!

  • LDJ

    OMG, I don’t care 4 clutches but I like it. Its different and I luv the bottom of the bag. I wish it was shown in different colors though.

  • Lynn

    OMG, this is the most beautiful bag I have seen in a long time… :)