It has been far too long since I obsessed over a clutch. Yes, my sister and I love clutches and yes we love to feature them, but there’s no harm in that, right? Ok, so that leads me to the Brian Atwood Mattie Patent Clutch. I look at this clutch as something a little different than we normally see and I think I like it. It always amazes me how many different avenues a designer can go down with a handbag. This patent leather clutch is vintage inspired. More than vintage, it simply reminds me of an envelope. Envelope, that is a word we don’t see very often anymore. Between emailing, FedEx and electronic billing, I can’t remember the last time I bought a box of envelopes. I love the gold metal corners. This accent really adds a nice touch to the clutch. The envelope/clutch flap has a magnetic snap which keeps the it sealed. I have to say, I can see this clutch being quite a fun conversation starter. Plus, it can go with so many outfits – what a lovely perk! And in case you don’t support white after labor day, the clutch comes in coral too! Buy through Saks for $1,660.00.
I have a new obsession with leopard print. At times I have strayed away from this print, but lately I have been embracing it. But it is not that I want this print on my pleather pants, rather I want it on my accessories. I have been drooling over a pair of leopard print Louboutin’s and now I am on the hunt for the perfect leopard print clutch. No need to put this print on a huge bag, but a small bag with a fierce print will do all the talking. It is a pop of perfect attitude! The framed Brian Atwood Daphne Printed Clutch intertwines shape with a subdued leopard print. The print itself appears toned down and is spiced up with goldtone hardware. There is an interior pocket, suede lining, and a clasp closure. Measurements are 12″W X 6″H X 2″D, which makes this a great handheld statement piece. This is not precisely what I have my heart set on, but it is alluring. Buy through Saks for $1660.