Sometimes, the hardware makes all the difference. Bags themselves are constrained in shape and size by functional concerns, but creating the hardware that holds them together (and that often makes them distinct) allows designers a little bit more aesthetic freedom. On the brand new Victoria Beckham Money Clutch Shoulder Bag, that freedom was put to excellent, restrained use.
Beckham's bag line debuted with a bang (and with price tags worthy of conversation), but over time, the bags have evolved in much the way that Victoria herself has; the look of this new one is tailored and subtle, with no external branding at all. It's the kind of bag that people will ask you about--where it's from, who makes it, how much was it--which is always an indication of a strong design debut.
As the name indicates, the strap can also be removed and the body of the bag used as a clutch, but as a shoulder bag, it's big enough to be carried during the day. Mercifully, Victoria's pricing has evolved along with her look; this bag can be yours in one of three colors for $1,450 via Net-a-Porter.