J. Mendel is already a name that many fashion lovers know, but when you think J. Mendel, you probably think of the brand’s stunning gowns and impeccable furs.

I’ve been a longtime lover of J. Mendel, and when I heard that Giles Mendel decided a focus on bags to be integral to his brand’s future, I was thrilled. Each season, Vlad and I sit at the show and feel ourselves taken into a world of majestic beauty on the runway. Seeing the items off the rack takes it to a different level, and my newest love revolves around J. Mendel bags.

J. Mendel Midi Clutch (2)

After the last J. Mendel show (which we will share soon), I started my handbag obsession with the famed designer. My J. Mendel Midi Clutch is a stunner, from the elegant lines to the buttery soft leather, this bag has fast become one of my favorites. The hue of red has slight notes of cream, but doesn’t feel washed out in any way. I love the rolled leather band on the front where you can slide your hand to carry the bag as a clutch, but there’s also a convenient shoulder strap option.

Overall, this bag is the definition of ladylike, and I feel more elegant every time I pick it up. This is one of many bags you will see from J. Mendel, and while he will always be known for his evening wear and furs, the bags should not be overlooked.

Shop J. Mendel clothing at ShopBop and buy this clutch for $1,650 via Barneys.

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