Depending on who you ask, feathers can be the most loved or reviled adornment in all of fashion. Some people find feathers cheesy and costume-y and prefer not to wear them, others think exactly the same things about them but feel that those are actually admirable qualities. I normally find myself in the second group, if only for variety’s sake, and the Maison Martin Margiela Feather Clutch is something I’d wear without a second thought.

Margiela’s stock-in-trade is a sort of cockeyed minimalism, and the simple backing for this bundle of tonal green feathers helps this design walk the line between interesting and odd that the brand loves to walk so often.

The only apprehension I have about this bag is one of dosage. Things like feathers are more charming when used sparingly, and at 13 inches wide, this bag is the size of your everyday shoulder bag. And in fact, if you’re particularly adventurous, this could be your everyday bag – the strap is adjustable so that it’s not just an oversized clutch. I’d like it better in a nine-inch variation, but the color and finish of Margiela’s feathers are interesting nonetheless. Buy through Saks for $1415.

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  • Jessy
  • edoardo

    I lvoe…it’s the best cration of Margiela…or better is one of the most “wearable” from MMM….asmazing!!!! Also amazing the classic, but itneresting,c olor of the feathers…in the last seasons too often the feathers were changed with strange colors…

  • EvaKnox

    Oh wow…this is just gorgeous

  • Mochababe73

    The colors on the feathers are beautiful.
    Just not practical for me. I can just picture my six year old plucking the feathers off of it.

    • Chris

      I totally understand you. My kids would have so much fun plucking the feathers off of this bag, too.

  • Susan

    that is gorgeous…but I agree it would be better on a smaller bag

  • Vitta

    No birds or their features are allowed in our household due to dust allergies. We’re also allergic to unreasonably high prices ($1415, really?). Sorry about that.

  • Karin bag4bag

    I think the color is inspiring, not bold but subtly decadent. If you are going to ‘do’ feathers then it should be oversized, not a safe able to be hidden clutch size. Love it.

  • Erica

    Great blog! Would love for you to come visit our online store and fashion blog, too!

  • Stylista

    The feathers are nice…but they’re styled/arranged in a way that is a bit creepy. They look like they’re slicked in oil.

  • Lola

    Oh my god, I’m in awe. Please let this be mine! (ipad)

  • Diana

    I’m not usually a fan of feathers but this clutch is done in a sophisticated understated way. Plus, I’m a red head so I love anything green! (ipad)

  • ninjaninja

    It’s beautiful, but reminds me of Big Bird in camo (ipad)

  • cl

    w/ a nice black cocktail dress, this bag would be divine (ipad)

  • CHRI

    that bag, for that price, no gracias! (ipad)


    loving the feathered look (ipad)


    my sister would love this shade of green (ipad)

  • Naggy

    Stunning color scheme, and I don’t mind the feathers because of it. (ipad)

  • Tiffany

    Reminds me of a peacock! Love it (ipad)

  • Jen

    Oh my godddddd, HOT. (Ipad)

  • helen

    haute couture! (ipad)

  • swati

    too many feathers …. a small clutch maybe …. but still too many feathers (ipad)

  • medicineproductions

    I LOVE feathers!! I make most of my accessories with them! This clutch is stunning!