Just like clothing or shoes, we believe in the power of the handbag wardrobe. In some instances, you’ll want to have a big, statement-making satchel on your arm, but other situations call for something smaller and lighter, although no less impactful. For those occasions, the brand new, limited edition Ralph Lauren RL Clutch is a beautiful option.

Ralph Lauren RL Clutch in Red, $1,200 Ralph Lauren RL Clutch in Navy, $1,200

Ralph Lauren RL Clutch in Red, $1,200
Ralph Lauren RL Clutch in Navy, $1,200

Ralph Lauren RL Clutch in Caramel, $1,200

Ralph Lauren RL Clutch in Caramel, $1,200

Ralph Lauren is a brand built on the classic ideals of American aesthetics, and the clean design of this clutch, finished with a gold monogram inspired by a timepiece from Lauren’s Automotive Watch collection, fits that description well. The structure is simple; the interior has two compartments, one of which is ideal for a phone, while the other, larger section holds essentials like keys, a slim wallet and your favorite lipstick.

Ralph Lauren RL Clutch, $1,200

Ralph Lauren RL Clutch in Caramel, $1,200

Ralph Lauren RL Clutch in Navy, $1,200

Ralph Lauren RL Clutch in Navy, $1,200

The RL Clutch can work in a multitude of situations, depending on your needs. The clutch comes with a detachable shoulder strap in matching lambskin or suede, which fastens discreetly under the top flap closure. When it’s in use, the bag is a mini crossbody perfect for a hands-free day of shopping or other errands. When the strap is removed, the bag is an effortlessly chic handheld companion for dinner or a cocktail.

Ralph Lauren RL Clutch in Red, $1,200

Ralph Lauren RL Clutch in Red, $1,200

Ralph Lauren RL Clutch in Navy, $1,200

Ralph Lauren RL Clutch in Navy, $1,200

The clutch comes in three versions, all exclusive to RalphLauren.com and the brand’s Madison Avenue flagship in New York City: supple lambskin in red or navy, or soft, tactile suede in a rich shade of caramel. The colors, like the design itself, speak to Ralph Lauren’s embrace of enduring American style; it’s not hard to imagine this bag paired with other staples, like vintage jeans and a white button-down, for a subtly sophisticated look. For evening, trade the jeans for a slim skirt and remove the clutch’s shoulder strap.

Ralph Lauren RL Clutch in Red, $1,200

Ralph Lauren RL Clutch in Red, $1,200

Ralph Lauren RL Clutch in Caramel, $1,200

Ralph Lauren RL Clutch in Caramel, $1,200

You can pre-order your own limited edition Ralph Lauren RL Clutch in red, navy or caramel for $1,200 via Ralph Lauren or pick one up at the brand’s Madison Avenue flagship in Manhattan.

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  • Sofia

    I don’t think Ralph Lauren has the cachet to successfully sell monogrammed accessories, especially ones that cost $1000+

    • Sparky

      Agreed.
      So strange how some companies have taken such absolute ownership of their monograms that other companies look odd when they try and market their own.

      It doesn’t help that this monogram isn’t particularly attractive: looks like cow branding. I’m guessing its supposed to look like that considering RL’s western style(?).

    • Dylan Propst

      I have a RL Collection bag (the Soft Ricky). It’s honestly the closest to Hermes’ quality I’ve seen. Wonderful bag.

      • Lisa

        I have a RIcky (33?) in polished black calf with silver frame/hardware and red leather lining and it’s beautifully made. These bags would be so much nicer without that horsey (and not in a good way) logo!

      • Dylan Propst

        I don’t really mind the logo, but it would’ve been better if it was smaller.

        I think my Soft Ricky is a 28. One of my favorite bags. It’s a really pretty orange color.

    • Kagem

      This! Waiting for someone to comment honestly

  • Yea, not every initial can be made into an attractive monogram that a consumer would want front and center on their handbag. This just doesn’t work.

    • Sofia

      Agreed. The monogram looks like a logo for a daytime talk show.

      • Mya Wilkes

        LMAO, Agreed! Not feeling it.

  • Pamela

    I like it!

  • Aliza Zibkoff

    Its okay…I guess…meh!

  • Cbl

    Uh..hell to the no.

  • FashionableLena

    I love a large logo, but shiny things tend to grab my attention. I’m just not sure about this one. I think that the YSL logo is gorgeous, but this one is a little too country-western. That’s saying a lot from this Texas Gal.

  • Jerri R

    Am I the only one who sees that this line looks just like any other east west crossbody, except with an RL logo? How is it special?

  • ellavanw

    Eh. The monogram is unappealing and the design is blah. It looks like a much less chic version of the YSL Belle de Jour clutch, which I have and love – but YSL are chic-er initials than RL.

  • Why does Ralph feel so insecure? When the trend is towards no logos this is very counter intuitive.

    • Dylan Propst

      “When the trend is toward no logos, this is very counter intuitive.”
      I mean okay I guess.

  • Sarah

    I actually really like this bag. Purseblog posted a pix in their fashion week street style and it looks really cool being carried.

  • Vicky

    I’m so happy you show the inside-the-bag photo. Thank you! :)