Yes, I realize that here we have two Alexander Wang posts back to back. While maybe I should apologize for this, I’m not going to. Sorry folks, I couldn’t help myself. See, as soon as I came across this Alexander Wang Cher Large Siamese Clutch, I had to stop everything I was doing and write about it.

Another thing I realize is the fact that Alexander Wang is often off of his rocker. Now sometimes being off your rocker as a designer is a good thing and then there are other times it is a bad thing. In this instance my friends, it is a bag thing – a very, VERY bad thing.

I cannot figure out for the life of me what Wang was going for with this clutch. Ok, that’s a bit of a lie. Of course I realize he is pushing the envelope (eeeks, bad pun… which was intended) with this clutch but did he have to do so to this extent? Probably not.

This oversized leather clutch has contrasting mirrored leather against suede as well as contrasting angles. It appears as though Wang has taken two large envelopes, flipped them around a bit and added some glue to fasten them. Typically I try to find at least some kind of use for each handbag I write about, but ladies and gents, I am stumped. There is no way I would carry this anywhere; it’s just not me. However, if this is something you want to rock – go for it! Buy through Shopbop for $780.

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  • Sakie

    First thing I thought of was “CHIC LAPTOP CASE!” For a clutch…uh, no!

  • Weannie

    I think the thing that bothers me the most is that mirror thing! Just looks plain stupid!

  • Loquita

    I don’t dislike this design (and yes, I know that’s not exactly a ringing endorsement). I prefer it in the other color combination that Wang offers, however – and while it’s not the best of his work, the rest of it is so spot-on (and so much more interesting than what the majority of handbag designers are doing now with industrial materials and 80s references) that I can forgive him a minor disappointment. While they are not exactly at the same price point, Boyy and Alexander Wang do industrial the best, and without a whiff of the desperate effort to capitalize on the current craze for studs and other embellishment that you see from other designers. That said, if I never see another reworked bag from a previous season with studs or zippers thoughtlessly tacked on to take advantage of the hardware trend, then I will be one happy camper.

  • Nata

    If the two parts were attached to each other in a symmetrical fashion, I would like it. They seem to be unpleasantly asymmetrical in reality. I like the metallic lining and two compartments that this clutch offers (to separate things for quick reach from things to protect).

  • Lynae Rockwell

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  • Amanda Mull

    I’m…amenable to it? As Loquita said, that’s not a ringing endorsement, but it made me think. Clutches can be difficult to make interesting because a designer is working with such a limited canvas, so I think it’s nice that Wang went a little out in left field. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

  • Laurel

    i like it!!!

  • mochababe73

    I can’t get myself to like it. The concept was there, but the execution was a miss. I agree that it either should have been all silver or all black.

  • Karin bag4bag

    Maybe if it had a chunky silver chain shoulder strap hanging off it, or maybe three rows of fine silver chain together as a shoulderstrap then I might actually go for it !