Lanvin Minaudiere Satin Shell Clutch, $1490 via Net-a-Porter

In general, a good rule of them is that two is a coincidence, three’s a trend. If that’s the case, then I’m ready to call shell bags a full-on fad; not only did Versace and Chanel both show shell purses during their respective Spring 2012 runway shows, but now Lanvin has dropped the Lanvin Minaudiere Satin Shell Clutch. That’s three, y’all. Can you hear the Trend Siren going off?

Of the options, this Lanvin piece is by far my favorite. While Versace and Chanel both went for a completely literal take with pastels and pearls, Lanvin chose to make things a bit more interesting with a surprising color layered over a literal shape. That combination makes this clutch far more versatile, and in fact, it could be argued that you can actually use it year-round because of the emerald satin. That’s obviously not the case with either of the alternatives, although I’m sure that places like ASOS and TopShop will have fun creating many a variation on this theme in the months to come. Buy through Net-a-Porter for $1490.

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  • M Martell

    I’ve always wanted to be Ariel!! :)

    • I totally love Little Mermaid and this bag is fun and flirty – but the price is too steep for a novelty item

  • J Umm

    looks cheap

  • A Few Goody Gumdrops

    I also posted this bag on my blog. I think it is fabulous and works great with Pucci and Missoni prints. Works great with other bold colors but so chic with an all white outfit to add that extra pop!

  • roberto

    i admit is a pretty bag but i can’t help to feel like if this was made in the last 2 decades of last century.

  • 19yearslater

    This reminds me of Little Mermaid purses my sister and I had as kids. Definitely not 4 digit price tag worthy.