2 posts tagged with Vanessa Bruno handbags

You know what’s really hard to do? Make a black leather clutch interesting in any way. Most of us, particularly those of us that make regular use of clutches, have seen a million and a half of them in our lives, owned a bunch of them, and are assaulted by another couple of dozen every time we enter a department store’s handbag section. They’re somewhat of a wardrobe essential for a girl with a social life, but finding one that isn’t totally “blah” can be, at times, a challenge. Which is why I like the Vanessa Bruno Fringe Pouchette. It DOES remind me a bit of the Katherine Kwei bags that we covered about a year ago, and maybe it reminds me of them a little TOO much, but I’m willing to overlook it.

Vanessa Bruno Fringe Pouchette

It’s so hard to find a black clutch that isn’t just like every other black clutch I’ve ever seen that I’m willing to live with it if it just looks like one other bag. The Fringe Pouchette has an optional shoulder strap (which I love on clutches but hate on basically every other bag, ever) and also a cutout handle, plus the cute fringe detail covering the body if the bag. I’d definitely choose this over one of the zillions of flat black envelope clutches I see. Buy through ShopBop for $640.

Ok, so you’ve already seen plenty of entries about handbags that sport some sort of fringe. And for better or worse it doesn’t look like fringe is going anywhere anytime soon. I struggle when I try to decide if fringe on a bag is a hit or a miss. As I’ve said before, when it comes to fringe less is best. But I know there are plenty of handbags, boots and items of clothing that boast tons of fringe. What about this Vanessa Bruno Fringe Hobo, does the fringe do the hobo good, or bad? This pebbled leather handbag placed it’s fringe on the front patch pockets and tab. At closer look, I wouldn’t mind the fringe on the bag if the fringe on the tab was removed. I do like the double handles; that almost came as a pleasant surprise. Sometimes little surprises like this make the bag worth a second look. The lined interior has zipper pockets and two patch pockets. As with most hobos, there is plenty of room to store your essentials. But, I am not sure I can get past what I consider to be too much fringe. So, tell me, what amount of fringe is just right? If you feel this bag is it, buy through Shop Bop for $830.