Miu Miu Oversized Satin Clutch

Yesterday temperatures reached a balmy 100 degrees here with humidity that made stepping outside feel like stepping into a sauna. Then from the wee hours of the morning until a few hours ago I was reminded that Hurricane season has begun as the storm that hit knocked out power for hours and took down internet. Nevertheless we are back up!

I was having a Déjà vu this morning when I popped onto Net A Porter. There sat a cute oversized clutch, which showed a bit of gathering in an otherwise simple yet likable design. And then it occurred to me that while this clutch said it was made by Miu Miu I have seen a nearly identical design from Prada. It should be no major surprise, as Miu Miu and Prada are sister brands. But why pay a bit more for Prada when you can have Miu Miu? I suppose it all comes down to the name.

The Miu Miu Oversized Satin Clutch is the clutch I am referring to that has reminded me much of the Prada Raso Silver Clutch, not an exact copy but very similar. It is not shocking that this would happen, but why pay for Prada when a very similar Miu Miu is nearly $250 less. There are slight differences, as the Miu Miu clutch gathers at the top center of the clutch, giving a slight bow effect to the shape of the bag. Satin is not an ideal material for a handbag, but in a clutch which is not meant to be worn daily, it gives off a beautiful sheen of elegance. The violet satin is a great color choice, as it easily will give a slight hue of color without being hard to match. I adore this clutch. I don’t have use for it, nor did I for its Prada counterpart, but it is a great evening bag option when you want to dress it up a bit. Buy through Net A Porter for $450.

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  • Sarah @ Salescoop

    I would pick Miu Miu over Prada in a heart beat. But I guess the same could be said for the Prada die hards. This bag has the perfect shade of blue/purple, that makes its fabric appear chic rather than tacky. I love big clutches that allow room for all my essentials, I’m tired of mini clutches that end up looking like a blowfish.

  • Baden

    miu miu is aimed at a much younger audience with a lower source of income, its providing the style and chic of Prada to a younger clientele, which i love!!! i love collecting pieces from both labels and this clutch is definitely going on my shopping list! the color and shape are perfection and the detailing is just right!

  • sheree

    i loooove this clutch!!!

  • Mandy

    I adore this shade of blue. I often find navy to be boring, but not in this case! Lovely clutch with just the right level of detail as well.

  • LDJ

    I like this. Love the color and the material.

  • Julie

    Wow, that’s an interesting bag! I usually get mine really cheap at http://2009handbags.com.

  • sksy

    this blue is sooo gorgeous!