After Kate Moss was seen carrying it, it didn’t take long for the Derek Lam Elsa Leather Clutch to become trendy piece for models, starlets and those that aspire to be like them. And why shouldn’t it be trendy? I was skeptical at first, but in regular leather this little clutch is modern and fun. Don’t want to shell out almost $800 for it? We’ve got an option you might like for almost $600 less: the L.A.M.B. Camberley Surrey Clutch.

Sure, the L.A.M.B. clutch doesn’t come in the snazzy turquoise color that we’ve seen from Lam (side not: does anyone else find the L.A.M.B./Lam thing funny, or am I just easily amused?), but basic black will never lead you sartorially astray, and it won’t look dated when turquoise is no longer the “it” color of the season.

More importantly, however, the L.A.M.B. clutch has the major stylistic elements of the more expensive version without totally ripping off the design. It has an angled front flap, oversized tassel, and design flourishes that are not mirrored across the center of the bag. It’s young and modern, which is the most important thing, and it also costs way less than the Lam version.

Buy the Derek Lam Elsa Clutch through Saks for $790.
Buy the L.A.M.B. Camberley Surrey Clutch through ShopBop for $195.

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  • Sarah Windsor

    Yay I just got the L.A.M.B. clutch last week at Nordstrom and was debating whether to keep it or not. After seeing this I think it’s a keeper and coming to Vegas with me!

  • annabelle

    i’m no lover of the loose strands of leather…like the turquoise better BUT not liking either of them entirely. (fb)

  • Pat

    I’m a fan of both clutches. (fb)

  • Amy Beth

    The L.A.M.B. one doesn’t have that strap across the front that I think would make it easier to carry. I like the look of both, but the L.A.M.B. one lacks some functionality. (fb)

  • marian t

    cute clutches! (fb)

  • Savannah

    Both are cute, but i’d have to go for the LAMB, on price alone. (fb)

  • BLynnT

    I actually think I like the LAMB one better. The turquoise has a bit too much going on for my style, and I think I would get a lot more use out of the black. Isn’t it nice when you genuinely like the less expensive option? It seems to happen so infrequently. (fb)

    • Stacy

      I agree. And you are correct, liking a less expensive item rarely happens for me as well.

      • Stacy


    • Leticia

      Hahahaha completely agree with you two! It’s not that I don’t like the turquoise, it’s just that the L.A.M.B. one has such clean lines, it’s really something! (fb)

  • 19yearslater

    I would have to agree with BLynnT. I actually like the L.A.M.B. better. It’s funky without having too much going on. I really like asymmetry on darker colors like black and navy, too.

  • Tracy Kennedy

    Now see, this is something I wouldn’t mind splurging on. Both are very cute. :) (fb)

  • Raleine

    i love both clutches. (fb)

  • Kate

    There’s are sweet the LAMB option is great for less (fb)

  • Paulina

    I love how sleek the LAMB clutch looks. (fb)

  • Mika

    love them both.. but i’ll just go w/ L.A.M.B for practical reasons (fb)

  • Monique

    It’s Wednesday. I’m hopeful about the Linea Pelle giveaway! (fb)

  • Tamee

    Love the turquoise color! It’s nice to have some color instead of the usual black – even if black is classic! (fb)

  • Debbie C

    I like the style of the black on better. (fb)

  • Celeste

    I love that turquoise color. And like the fact that it’s a teeny bit smaller. But I shall buy neither as I’m not a huge clutch-loving person :) (fb)

  • faith24

    turquoise one looks very nice and adds a punch of color. i never quite understood black clutches. for me a clutch has to have bright color or decor (fb)

  • Jacqueline

    Not a fan. (fb)

  • Kate

    I like both, each of them have good detail. I think the teal is my favorite though, but I couldn’t spend close to $800 on a clutch. (fb)

  • Jane

    I love both clutches but I actually like the L.A.M.B. clutch better. I am not sure why maybe because the Lam clutch is a little too busy. I must admit I love the L.A.M.B. price better. (fb)

  • Roxanna

    I actually like the L.A.M.B clutch better. But the turquoise is a pretty color. (fb)

  • Leslie

    “It’s young and modern, which is the most important thing, and it also costs way less than the L.A.M.B. version.” I think you mean the Lam version?

    I agree with some of the other commentators, I like the L.A.M.B version better it appears more sleek and actually looks more expensive. I like the turquoise colour better though. (fb)

    • Good catch – it’s weird to write about something when the two things you’re comparing sound the same in your head. They get conflated.

  • Cate

    Normally I’m not a huge fan of tassels, but I really like the tassel on each of these clutches! (fb)

  • Valentina

    I always prefer black, but I don’t like those leather strands. (fb)

  • Denise

    I loooove the lamb one!!! (fb)

  • kylie

    i was testing myself to see which one i liked better and which one was the most $$, and im glad i picked the l.a.m.b. clutch! much more affordable yet still super chic (fb)

  • Karin bag4bag

    Love the turquoise – always a goner for those blue colors, and the name Elsa ( retro Adamson fan). But the LAMB design is close enough if I wanted black. Though I like the across strap on the Elsa clutch, as I am always awkward when holding clutches. (fb)

  • Tiff Chao

    I like the turquoise with the L.A.M.B. style. (fb)

  • Alanna

    the turquoise colour is lovely but the simpler lines of the black are much better, i think (fb)

  • Zaneta

    I like both of them but it is actually a good idea to get the LAMB for 600 off. It is just a tiny clutch so I would rather spend those 600 on a bigger bag. Thanks for the find.

  • gisela

    I really like both of this clutches!!! great tip!!(fb)

  • Mira

    I like clutch bags… its really awesome to bring those kinds of bags at parties. I just bought a new one.It’s a JJ winters envelope bag. I was with that bag during the baby shower of my bestfriend. And a lot of my friends are hooked with it and want to have one. I bought that one at just check that one out.

    but I want also to have one that looks like the same with the one on top…

  • Jocelyn

    I like the black clutch. (fb)

  • Naggy

    That blue one looks almost like it has a bandage or something on it. (ipad)

  • Tracey G

    such fun colors!. (ipad)

  • Tracey G

    loving the aqua color (ipad)

  • Tracey G

    great tip! (ipad)

  • Tracey G

    both are cute but i’d go for the LAMB (ipad)

  • Tracey G

    oh wow, awesome colors! (ipad)