We’ve featured several non-leather clutches in the past few days that have had price tags north of two grand, and commenters seem displeased at such prices for bags that aren’t made out of some kind of animal-derived material. Well! We certainly don’t want anyone to be displeased, so I present for your consideration the Pauric Sweeney Tullio Lizard Clutch.

It’s made almost entirely of exotic lizard skin, it has clean, architectural lines, and the combination of neutral colors would go with a variety of nighttime looks. At only slightly more than $1000 for all of that, the price sounds positively fair when looked at in comparison with the clutches we’ve written about recently.

The clutch may be simple, but its details are perfect, and that’s what counts in any design. The smooth, black patent of the small top flap provides and excellent foil for the nubby texture of the tan lizard below, and the gentle dip in the metal bar separating the two is a well-edited flourish.

While this clutch may not be cheap, it certainly presents a better overall value than a lot of options that we’ve seen recently. Plus, the bag is timeless enough in its lines and composition to be a closet staple for years to come. Buy through Luisa Via Roma for $1088.

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  • papertiger

    I’ve just bought a python Pauric Sweeney and I’m now totally in love with this.

  • natalie

    its beautiful

  • Sofia Nolan

    interesting design and color, I think iLike it :)

  • Stacy

    Very nice clutch and at a reasonable price (for exotic that is)

    • Pookie F. – (Stacy)

      (fb) – didn’t add early

  • Natalie

    Haven’t invested in an exotic skin yet. Maybe this will be a first! (fb)

  • Mai Thao

    Lizard seems kind of cool (fb)

  • gacats

    I gotta say that the idea of hauling around a reptile isn’t something high on my to-do list. (fb)

  • lisa

    gorgeous bag! loving it! (fb)

  • Jessica

    its very different i like it (fb)

  • jonah

    There is so much involved with a purchase of a clutch, price, size, color, texture, weight, purpose and on and on. A wrong clutch as far as a fashion accessory can make or break an outfit.the (Pauric Sweeney Tullio Lizard Clutch) i love how it looks it’s kinda simple but amazing details …(fb)

  • Lizzie

    This is super cute! But I don’t know about the lizard, I feel like it would be weird or the scales would fall off…

  • Jenna

    Its a little too structured for me. It looks ‘stiff’ if that makes sense. (fb)

  • Joyce

    wow~ i wonder wat it has on the inside.. (fb)

  • jonah

    i think the combination of neutral colors would go with a variety of nighttime looks.this clutch maybe not that cheap but we need to consider that is is made of lizard skin it’s very exotic and very in nowadays.

  • jonah

    i think the combination of neutral colors would go with a variety of nighttime looks.this clutch maybe not that cheap but we need to consider that is is made of lizard skin it’s very exotic and very in nowadays.(fb)

  • Cassidy

    Love how versatile this purse is! (FB)

  • jonah

    lizard leather is beautiful and extremely durable. The skins are used to make luxury goods in some of the richest countries in the world. It looks more attractive with age. one word can describe the clutch ‘POSH’ (fb)

  • jonah

    Exotic skin bags.clutch.shoes are an essential accessory to your wardrobe. Lately, exotic skin bags have been all the rage and can be found in many major department stores. While the bags are currently experiencing a little more popularity, skins like lizard have been a staple in many bags through out the years.(fb)

  • Rosanna

    Love the colors and design. I really like the simplicity of this bag! (fb)

  • Lydia

    This bag is all about the details. An inquisitive eye can truly appreciate the craftsmanship that went into it. I personally like the neutral colour of the bag with the silver hardware and black clasp. (fb)

  • robyn

    Clutches are not my thing, but this is quite stunning….(fb)

  • Dawn

    I think this clutch is exquisite! Love the details and the simple design paired with the exotic skin. (fb)

  • Jaynely Balaoing Manzano

    I love it! Very simple but elegant….(fb)

  • Yenli

    Not my kind of clutch but very gorgeous indeed (fb)

  • joana

    very fab. a must for a LBB :) (fb)

  • mochababe73

    Sometimes simplicity is beautiful. This bag is gorgeous in its simplicity but interesting because of the materials used to make it. (fb)

  • Maria

    like it! very classic-looking! (fb)

  • Debbie

    Even though this clutch is not my style, I do appreciate its simplicity. (fb)

  • Maple

    I like the colours and I find the design interesting but I still don’t find the price tag tempting me. Very cool all the same. (fb)

  • swags

    Hmmm, I don’t care for this one. I am not found of the colors nor the lizard skin. Pass.

  • Yoonmee

    I like the design of it, but it’s not really my style. Still, points for the design.

    • Yoonmee

      Forgot to add (fb) to my comment!

  • covertanjou

    I think it is beautiful! (fb)

  • Ruth

    Not sure…reminds me a bit of a lunch box (fb)

  • Kathryn

    purse blog has such good taste in purses featured!

  • Adrienne Challinor

    fb Very Classy! You’d have to have a great outfit to go with this bag! fb
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  • Kathryn

    oops, forgot to include (fb)

  • Deb

    Not loving it….. (fb)

  • Roxanna

    meh….i wouldn’t look twice at it (fb)

  • Joy

    its pretty cute, but not my fav (fb)

  • Pat

    I’m on the fence…I like the shape, but don’t like the color combo.

  • Kira

    I have really started to pay attention to PS handbags, they simple, funtional, yet the price is not too steep for an exotic skin bag. (fb)

  • Jacqueline

    I have a lizard skin zip up wallet that I absolutely adore and use everyday! Its a pretty durable skin so you don’t have to be so delicate with it. (fb)

  • Jocelyn

    It’s interesting! (fb)

  • faith24

    not sure if i like it :( (fb)

  • Gelynn

    I’m not liking it. (fb)

  • Jocelyn

    Eh, it’s boring.

    Tag for Linea Pelle (fb)

  • ceejay

    Interesting looking (fb)

  • Jenny

    very plain! its alright (fb)

  • Beth

    It’s understated but I can see the appeal. It wouldn’t age badly. You could hold onto it for years. (fb)

  • justanotherpurselover

    ohhh now this is pretty!

  • Joan

    Not appealing to me at the first sight, those subsequently it attracts me to look at it a 2nd time. I believe this could be ideal for a classic evening look for an event. (fb)

  • Assiya

    like the shape, but that’s all what I like about it (fb)

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  • Emily

    Cute! I’d wear it! (fb)

  • Victoria

    Wow… I love the simplistic design.. Definitely would buy it (if I had the money…) (fb)

  • hoofbeats95

    I’d like to see a picture of the inside (FB)

  • Sandy Flores

    Looks like what my grandma used to have. It looks old school. (fb)

  • Karen

    I LOVE exotic leather bags, but not feeling the color… it is a really fair price though! Definitely old school!lol (fb)

  • Kelly

    Another clutch for over $1K? It’s just too much for what it is… (fb)

  • Tamee

    I’m liking the simplicity of it. The color is nice too. Subtle and chic. (fb)

  • Valentina

    neat and beautiful, love the construction. (fb)

  • Tiff Chao

    Not sure about the color. (fb)

  • Ann

    Oh, I don’t like this one at all. Not a fan of the color and design (fb)

  • Debbie

    Not for me but at least the price is more reasonable considering the material used. (fb)

  • Joy

    hmm… not soooo pretty
    buts its casual :)

  • Pat

    Not for me. (fb)

  • justa9url

    The simplistic design works, it has very clean lines but the colour is not for me. (fb)

  • Melody

    pretty but the thought of lizards juz send shivers down my spine haha! (fb)

  • Camille

    I like the lizard. I think its interesting. (fb)

  • Shine

    its fine! its simple but i dont find it elegant.. (fb)

  • kellie wilson

    no don’t like this at all. but i am not really a fan of lizard skin bags. (fb)

  • ad

    thats nice. it looks something that we can carry during the day with jeans and shirt ey? loving it! (fb)

  • kemi

    I like the simplicity of this, not sure how I feel about using the poor lizards skin… (fb)

  • Karin bag4bag

    My son has two pet lizards so I just can’t buy a lizard skin clutch ! Yes it does look beautiful, simple uncluttered lines, but I am just not an ‘exotics’ fan.

  • Karin bag4bag

    Sorry again with the (fb)

  • marian T

    its ok, not fun of animal prints (fb)

  • Joyce

    classy :)

  • Tiff Chao

    The colors aren’t very compatible for my taste. (fb)

  • fashionaddict1

    A beatutiful piece from a great designer, I have a Paurice Sweeney Python Bag and it really is gorgeous. There’s a few online shops you can look at, my favourite is Bernard of Esher, a lovely little boutique in Esher, near Surey. http://www.bernardesheronline.com/shopping/pauric-sweeney/items.aspx

  • Naggy

    It’s too plain for me in any case. (ipad)