Coach WristletI just received a thank-you card from my cousin Maddie in the mail for her high school graduation gift. She told me I had to write about the wristlet I got her, so here I am. Actually I can’t believe I did not mention this chic little wristlet by Coach earlier. My cousin, like many of you out there, is not a huge fan of a signature print (Like the C’s on Coach bags, etc). So when I was shopping for her, I wanted to get her something small and practical to use in college that was not hugely flashy. This is where the Coach Hamptons Leather Large Wristlet came into play. As I walked into Coach and gandered at the wristlets (because what college girl would not need a wristlet for everyday use), I realized most of the wristlets were full of the Coach Signature ‘C’ logo pattern. But then I saw this beauty. The Hamptons leather wristlet showed off perforated detail and pebbled leather. It was exquisite. The wristlet draws attention to its buckle tab with magnetic snap closure, is lined with the signature Coach lining, and contains a 12” strap with clip for attaching to the inside of a larger bag or to form a wrist strap. Sizing up at 7 3/8 (L) x 4 (H) the wristlet comes in azure (blue), palm (green- which I bought for her), and yellow. Available at Coach for $78.

Congrats on your graduation Maddie!!

Coach Patchwork Bags
Megs and I, we both *love* Coach. Reasons are several, the style, the colors, the price, the quality, and many more. Another aspect that strikes us positively is that they keep releasing mid-season styles for bags in their signature shapes. Recall the Valentine’s Day specials or the Soho line? The brand-spankin’ new Coach Patchwork Bags take a different approach. For all those gals who just can’t decide what they like better, calfskin, some metallic accents, swank suede, the new tie dye canvas or their signature fabric, Coach is now making the choice ridiculously easy by combining all of the mentioned in the Patchwork line. Awesome! I think it’s just absolutely fabulous, very sporty looking and perfect for the everyday business of yours. The tote on the very left is the Coach Signature Patchwork Shoulder Tote and weighs in at $378 through Coach directly. The Coach Signature Patchwork Wristlet is their patched up interpretation of the beloved classic and goes for a mere $78 bucks. Lastly, on the right, we gots the Signature Patchwork Demi, the mid-sized handbag by Coach for $198.

Verdict: We love ’em all and can’t wait to get one for Lady Meggers! P.S. How would a matching Cruiser Hat look on me? Just kidding.

Abbey Branch Knoll MurphyAbbey Branch introduced the Knoll collection with fine textiles designed by renowned grafitti artist Stephen Sprouse. Founded in 1947 by Florence Knoll and currently under the design direction of Suzanne Tick, Knoll offers advanced textiles by combining beauty and function in the most modernist fashion. In search of new modes of expression, Knoll frequently seeks the guidance of creative minds such as Sprouse, who has injected his well-known street style into the refined world of architecture.

The innovative Knoll Murphy wristlet reflects this young street style very well. The wristlet is crafted with Knoll’s signature extreme velvet textile and features a Svarovski crystal embedded nickel wrist chain. The magnetic closure tops off the modern package. Available for $120 at Abbey Branch directly, or through selected stores across the continental USA. While you’re at it, browse their Silver 5 and Karim Rashid collections. Worth a very close peak.

Burberry Floral WristletThe spring finally knocked on our door and we certainly won’t let it stand outside in the cold for long! And what do we associate with spring time, beside lovy dovy butterflies in your tum tum and makin’ babies? That’s right, flowers.

Burberry proves to us that they are capable of more than just plaid canvas. Their very own Floral Wristlet sports a swank white base leather with a pretty emerald flower print. The flap holds the wristlet’s contents with the help of a shiny steel buckle. A matching emerald-colored wrist strap completes the package. For $395 at Burberry.

Lulu Guiness Leather FishThis chic golden leather wristlet by british tastemaker Lulu Guinness proves once and for all that there is no limits to human imagination.

Both clever and catchy, this fish-shaped snakeskin baggie with zipper and golden wrist strap complements your sophisticated evening wear with a youthful flair. Don’t make the popular mistake and try to drown your bag in the party pool — this fish is gonna cost ya. For £175.00 (~$325), this filet can dangle on your wrist. You can order the fish right from Lulu’s online store.