There’s no doubt about it: turquoise, teal and any variation thereof are the colors of the season. And really, why shouldn’t they be? Blue-greens look fabulous against colors like white and yellow, which are nearly omnipresent during warmer months. It only fits.

In light of all that, I can’t help but like the Steven by Steve Madden Oversized Quilted Clutch in such a timely hue. I’ve never been overly impressed with the materials or finishes that the line uses, but the clutch is real leather, and the lines are simple and clean enough that it might appeal to those that have already written off the line.

First things first, let’s get this out of the way now: the quilted design mixed with studs reminds me a lot of stuff that Marc Jacobs has been doing for at least two seasons. It shouldn’t surprise anyone that this line is ripping off a more original designer – that’s sort of their thing. About a year ago, they made a bag that was nearly a stitch-for-stitch copy of the Alexander Wang Brenda Bag.

So, in order to buy anything from Steven by Steve Madden, you have to sort of be ok with that. If you’re not, go ahead and look elsewhere. If it doesn’t bother you, this clutch is relatively inexpensive and would look great with a crisp white pair of linen pants and a cute top as temperatures begin their precipitous rise. Buy through Nordstrom for $138.

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  • Brenda Cervantes

    Wish i could see someone holding it to see exactly how big it is. Is it the size of the LV clutch from the Sex and the City Movie 1 that Carrie has? (fb)

  • 19yearslater

    Hmmm- I love the color, I’m not sure about the shape. It sure does look like Marc Jacobs, but I guess that’s okay.

  • Karn bag4bag

    Love the color but for a clutch that big I like to have an optional crossbody strap. (fb)

  • justa9url

    I’m surprised that it’s real leather but I can’t get over the fact that resembles Marc Jacobs so I have stayed away from Steve Madden bags and clutches altogether. (fb)

  • marian t

    love the color, but not sure about the clutch (fb)

  • Shine

    The color of the bag is nice, aside from yellow and white this is also perfect on with plain violet dresses, or anything violet this will truly be noticed with that color. Ahmm personally this is fine with me but there will be much in expensive catch other than this one.(fb)

  • Leticia

    Personally I’m against quilted purses that aren’t Chanel. But then everyone started making quilted purses, and I hate to admit it but I craved the Stam bag like I was an addict or something (ok, I might be). I still want to resist, but now EVERYONE is making quilted bags, and even though Steve Madden rips off stuff from other designers, we can’t really say this is an attempt at copying some very exclusive bag or anything. What I’m trying to say is: in my opinion, if you’re gonna have a quilted bag that’s not Chanel, you can have one from any designer/store.
    This one in particular I find is absolutely beautiful. I love the colour, the zipper and the square studs. Really really like it. (fb)