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 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.
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.
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.
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