A sculptural clutch is something that not everyone wants to hold in their hand. This is quite obviously understood by the mere fact that most clutches are square or rectangular shaped, and that shape has persisted since the dawn of the clutch. Sure, there are sometimes some curves, and there are the special, crystal-encrusted Judith Leiber animals, but other shapes don’t really make their mark.

Clearly, Alexander Wang is trying to change that, evidenced by this Alexander Wang Darla Pyramid Clutch. And you know, I really like it. It’s fresh without being too imposingly strange; rather, it takes the quintessential Alexander Wang handbag elements and transfers them neatly into a triangular package. Case in point: the studs are on the base of the pyramid, both noticeable and chameleon-esque.

I suppose the main question with this clutch is the accessibility of the interior, as there’s only one vertical zip. Can you stick your hand, or more importantly, your smartphone though that slit? Considering the size of the clutch- it’s 9.5 inches tall- you can do so with ease. I can’t wait to see this one on the red carpet, and perhaps in my own palm. Buy through Shopbop for $490.

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  • Kimberley

    It is very soft and smooshy leather which is great. There is some room to fold one of the corners over. Contrast of the triple grooved studs is very nice. The DARLA is being released in the Dove Grey and the hybrid of clear black plastic and leather for spring 2010. Look for them on AW.com soon. Waiting for the grey myself with silver studs, love this clutch!

  • 19yearslater

    This is my favorite incarnation of the one-side-studded look from Alexander Wang. This is so different, and beautiful at the same time. Love!

  • Megs

    I love this!!! Glad you covered it Anna :)

  • Beth

    I’m intrigued by it. Nice to see someone taking a risk with shape. It’s fun and unusual and best yet, a good price. Great for the collector.

  • Mochababe73

    Like the shape, but not feeling the studs. They remind me of the bottom of my son’s football cleats. Does it come in any other color? Also, how do you hold it?

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  • Jimmy

    I looked at this today, the size is perfect and the slouch of the leather is perfect but there is one drawback. It weighs like 4lbs.