For some reason, people really like Pinterest. I’m not really sure why that is (that’s right, there’s a non-believer in your midst!), but I have friends who could wile away entire Sunday afternoons pinning decor ideas, recipes and, perhaps most importantly, crafts. If you’re one of those people, the Kotur Make Your Own Minaudiere Satin Clutch might be for you.

Kotur is known for its gorgeous, inventive, not-outrageously priced clutches and evening bags, and with this kit, you get a basic black satin of one of the brand’s most popular shapes, plus two colors of rhinestones and some glitter pens to embellish it as you see fit. Kotur isn’t the first designer brand to take this route – Fendi’s done several DIY Baguette bags – but it’s worth noting nonetheless.

Also worth noting, though, is that, because of the relatively common shape of the clutch base, this kind of project could likely be undertaken just as successfully and for far less money. With the Fendi version, you were getting the chance to make a one-of-a-kind version of an iconic handbag. Kotur, while a great brand, is a couple orders of magnitude shy of that. If you’re looking to do it on the cheap, well, I’m sure Pinterest can help with that. Buy through Net-a-Porter for $595.

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  • sara

    Those rhinestones do not look like they’d stay on very well. Maybe they’ve lowered the price? It is now showing as $495 for me.

  • dela

    No, thank you. Glitter is the worst kind of DIY; it is fit for children not for stylish bags. I prefer my Kotur clutches to reflect quality instead of looking like arts and crafts projects.

  • Lynnie

    Fellow non-believer too! Seriously, I don’t get how people can do that for hours.

  • Chiyong

    I wouldn’t do it to a designer bag. Part of the reason I pay for designer bags is for the vision of the designer and the quality of the workmanship. I’m nowhere near the skill level of either. Mine would, at best, resemble an elementary school art piece. I can purchase a plain, satin, no-name bag for cheap and pick up glitter and rhinestones from Joann’s if I feel the urge to get creative.