We’re all pretty familiar with Lauren Merkin’s little pleated clutches. They’re adorable. But this one, this Lauren Merkin Ostrich Lotte Clutch– it really takes the cake, in my opinion. It’s the epitome of cutesy sophistication, of dainty tea party style combined with a sly innocence. It would look at home held a white-gloved hand, or by one with nails painted a slick black.

Lauren Merkin Ostrich Lotte Clutch

I think it’s the ostrich that takes the cream color to another level. By itself, a cream clutch might be a bit; ordinary. But the ostrich, it makes it so versatile. At once, I can imagine it with a Rihanna-esque rocker ensemble (and I do think this would look amazing), a 50’s wasp-waisted dress with a tiny hat, and of course, with the timeless LBD. This clutch is really all about the texture: the soft bumps of the ostrich skin mesh seamlessly with the pleats and the rounded shape. And that, I believe, is what can take this clutch right from rocker to the Ritz. Buy through Shopbop for $250.

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  • Mandy

    It’s really interesting with the ostrich skin/color combo. I’d buy it! A cream clutch that doesn’t look cheap is hard to come by.

  • Damask & Dentelle

    Now we’re taliking! Edgy and yet classy. I’d wear it with skiny jeans a white v-neck T and a charcoal grey tight motorcycle inspired leather jacket with tons of pearls! Why keep the Crystal and China only for special occasions??

  • Loquita

    One of the best clutches I have seen in a long time! Just gorgeous, and very well priced. I love Lauren Merkin’s bags — they are incredibly well made and timeless, yet not stuffy. Great to see her work featured here!!!

  • amante

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  • bigglady

    It is a beauty! I’d do white with grey pokadots and open-toed pumps with a tasteful bow across the instep and a single-strand pearl choker. Or, dress it down with black capris, a tuxedo shirt, and Victorian jet beads.