Sometimes, less is more. In a lot of situations, you don’t need every receipt, after-dinner mint, and wholesale club card that you’ve ever accumulated in your handbag with you. Actually, I’d venture to guess that you don’t need those things on most days, but if you’re like me, they’re what dwell in your bag and wallet anyway.
If you’re looking for a slimmer option to stylishly streamline what you carry, consider the Glam Noir Studded Card Holder. (more…)
There might be too much going on here. That was my first impression when I saw this clutch. It seems like the Glam Noir Leather Buckle Clutch had a good idea, but just wasn’t executed all the way through. I do like the buckle detailing but I think three buckles is a bit of over kill. I can see someone like Audrina Patridge carrying this clutch. I think this bag is a lot of statement for such a little handbag. The other small area of concern I have about the buckles is that they are made out of heavy brass. I wonder how heavy the bag is because if there is one thing that really bothers me, it would be a heavy clutch. Buy through Luna Boston for $105.
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.