So apparently, zipper trim is, like, a “thing.” Well, half zippers, anyway. I keep seeing it. It’s on a lot of Lockheart bags this season, I reviewed a Versace bag last week that had it, and I’ve seen it in a few other places that I can’t remember. It’s subtle, and you may not notice it immediately, but it’s in way more places than I originally thought. As a result, I’m dubbing it an official handbag “thing.” For example, take a look at the Glam Noir Leather Zip Clutch.
More or less its only external visual interest is two parallel zipper halves on an asymmetrical top flap. Am I ok with that? Well, sort of. It’s not a terrible look, and it gives it a bit of an edge to what would be, otherwise, an edgeless black clutch. I like that it’s a tad industrial because I generally like it when everyday objects are used as design or art elements. The clutch is very reasonably priced at $95, but for the money, I think you could probably get something that looks more high-end. The leather on this particular bag looks a little plastic-y, and unexciting leather is a cardinal bag sin that I can rarely forgive. Buy through Luna Boston for $95.