Category Archives: Clutchs

Marc by Marc Jacobs Bow Bag clutch

A clutch from a great designer for a cheap price does not necessary mean wonderful. Look at this Bow Bag Clutch from Marc by Marc Jacobs and you will understand. This silver metallic leather clutch alone is okay but looks awful in the net overlay. Perhaps, the bag should be renamed as “Clutch in a Net” to attract some attention. Also, the two zipped compartments are so tiny that you can hardly hold anything inside. $250 is a great price for a Marc by Marc Jacobs purse, but not on this one! Retails at Net-A-Porter.

Marc by Marc Jacobs Wristlet intrecciato clutch

It does look like a L.A.M.B. clutch, doesn’t it? But when you take a closer look at it, you’ll see the check pattern is finished with black and gold metallic leather instead of the L.A.M.B’s black and white pattern. This pretty thing is the Wristlet intrecciato clutch from Marc by Marc Jacobs. The purse has top zip closure, signature lock detail and a leather wrist strap. Measuring 8.5″ x 6.5″ x 1″, the Marc by Marc Jacobs bag is perfect for evening. It looks nice with the black dress and shoes shown above, but you can also pair this purse with jeans for a more casual look! Available at Net-A-Porter for $260. Have a great weekend, everyone and enjoy the Olympic Games!

Anya Hindmarch Broken Mirror Clutch

When you look at this Anya Hindmarch Broken Mirror Clutch, what do you see? I can see gorgeous and elegance. This Anya clutch is very adorable and I think every woman should have at least one of shiny clutches for dinner or a party. A lady in a black dress, carrying this bag, can definitely catch people’s attention. Available for pre-order at Saks, this eye-catching purse is made of metallic Italian calfskin and finished with silver stones. When you open the clutch with its kiss lock, you can find an open pocket and natural suede lining. The beautiful purse retails for $390.

Valentino Bow Clutch

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Is Christmas coming earlier this year? I don’t know how you feel about this Valentino Bow Clutch…but I really don’t like it at all. Let’s look at the pictures above! Do they look very similar to you? The left one is the Valentino Bow clutch and the one on the right is a Christmas bow I found on Google 🙂 The Valentino satin clutch comes in red, pink and black. I am okay with the black one, but the red one looks weird to me. The other two problems I have with this clutch are the top zipper and the shoulder strap. I don’t know if there is any other way to secure this clutch, but zipper is definitely not a good choice. I wonder what personal items the bow clutch can hold! I bet you would probably ask what happen to the Valentino brand when you see this clutch with the shoulder strap on! Go see for yourself. The clutch costs $1095 and pre-order at Bergdorf Goodman. I am not sure whether the clutch will get any fans, but I would suggest to start selling this clutch during Christmas time!

Discuss this Valentino clutch at the community!

Beach Bags

What is the best thing to do when the temperature is 95° F? Have fun at a beach! I will go to the beach this weekend and, of course, I need a bag. I want to carry a bag that is both big but lightweight. The bag has to be roomy enough for at least a big towel, a T-shirt, sunblock, sunglasses, hat, my flip flop and swimsuit. Okay, here are the finalists!

From Left to Right, the Beach Bag by Vivre. Made with durable cotton, dimension: 13″ x 11″ x 12″ and retails for $250. The eye-catching Tory Burch with a size of 17 1/2″W x 13 1/2″H x 4″D, also sold for $250. The bright yellow C&C California Beach Bag, available in two other colors (red, blue) is the largest but cheapest among the five. 15″H x 22″L x 7″D and retails for only $88.


Don’t forget the 7 for all Mankind Harbour Satchel I mentioned yesterday. Absolutely a great bag for beach. Price: $345 and size: 16.5″W x 9.5″H x 7″D. And I found the last one, Maison Martin Margiela Convertible Beach Bag for $235, from Bagsnob. Thanks Kelly for the great tip! Now…Poll Time!…Which bag will you pick for a beach day?!

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Louis Vuitton Monogram Motard Beforedark & Afterdark

The Poll I started about two weeks ago, “What is your most favorite designer brand?”, showed that most of the Handbaggers are big fans of Louis Vuitton. So let me introduce to you today the Louis Vuitton Monogram Motard Beforedark & Louis Vuitton Monogram Motard Afterdark.


Retail: $2940

Retail: $1860

Both bags are designed by Richard Prince again! Let’s have a round of applause to Richard for his wonderful work! The Beforedark bag on the left has a detachable chain strap with a size of 13.2″ x 7.1″ x 4.7″. You can carry it on your shoulder or as a hand-held. And the Afterdark clutch on the right is smaller with the dimension of only 3.1″ x 7.3″ x 9″ and it also comes in poudre color. Both clutches are made in monogram motard leather with flap closure and golden hardware. I think both bags are great for evening or dinner. But I prefer the Afterdark because of its smaller size, plus I don’t really like the chain strap on the Beforedark. Sorry! Avaliable at Louis Vuitton.

Mother’s Day Gifts

Mother’s Day is coming up soon. Any gift idea for your mom?! This year, I plan to buy my mom some flowers (a MUST) and a wallet/clutch from LV boutique. (My mother loves Louis Vuitton as much as she loves me! LOL) If you are thinking of a great gift idea for your mom, here are some of my suggestions.

This Prada Gauffre Flap Wallet is made with light gold nappa leather. It has a front flap with snap closure and a gold-tone Prada logo on front. Interior is lined with zip center compartment. This Prada wallet is 4 1/4″H x 7 1/2″W x 3/4″D. Available at Neiman Marcus for $460. If your mother is a Prada’s fan, she must love it!

The Fendi Medium Patent Baguette is a classic bag! It is made in black patent leather with gold-tone logo on front. There are two adjustable shoulder straps which are interchangeable; one with 6″ drop and the other with 25″ drop. Size: 11″W x 6.5″H x 2″D. Retails at Saks for $940.

I pick this Coach Soho Signature Cotton hobo because my mother loves denim bag. So, I think she would definitely like this bag. This denim hobo trimmed with lightweight leather has zip top closure and inside pocket. It is $158 selling at Coach.

The Dooney & Bourke Medium Logo Lock Satchel is simple but gorgeous! This white color is great for summer, too! The logo lock satchel is made is white leather and finished with contrast topstitching. This D&B bag measuring 14″W x 8″H x 7″D is big enough to hold your necessities. Available at Nordstrom for $395.

I know there are a lot more great gift ideas for the Mother’s Day. So please leave your comments if you’d like to share your ideas with us!

Leiber Rose Minaudiere

Judith Leiber handbag is known for its signature crystal, the use of exotic skin and interesting design. If you have not seen any of Leiber’s bags before, check this out: Art in Hand. I know her handbags are not very practical, but isn’t it fun to see clutches in the shape of fruits, cupcakes, roses and animals? The clutch I want to share with you today is Leiber Rose Minaudiere. Obviously, it is not in any extraordinary shape, but a cylinder minaudiere, a small decorative case for carrying small articles, beaded with multicolor Austrian crystals in rose design. With the size of 3″H x 6 3/4″W x 2″D, I don’t think that it can hold a large cell phone such as Blackberry?! Other features are gold hardware, push lock closure and chain shoulder strap. For $3,695, you are not only buying a beautiful clutch, but also a piece of art! Available to pre-order at Bergdorf Goodman.

Kooba Bennie Clutch

“Delicious” is the word I will use to describe the Kooba Bennie Clutch. Don’t you think it looks like a piece of cake? This Kooba clutch has a front flap with magnetic snap closure and its inside is lined with zip pocket. The soft cream leather combines with pink, yellow and blue neon piping creates a playful look. It would be a nice casual bag for weekends or party. 5.25″H x 12″L x 1.5″D. Also comes in black color and available at Neiman Marcus for only $295! Nice deal! 😉

Prada Degrade Patent Clutch

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If you are a big fan of Prada, you probably would not have missed the Prada Degrade Patent Clutch. Even if you are not a Prada lover, this bag should have caught your attention. Three reasons to love this clutch: bright gradient color, big clutch and patent. There is also magnetic button closure and cream topstitching. As I said, this clutch is little big with a size of 5.3″L x 12.6″W x 1.4″D. Whether the price of $950 is reasonable? You be the judge! Various colors are available and pre-order at Neiman Marcus.

prada gradient patent clutch red

This Prada clutch has a similar version for the Fall collection with its fancy name “Vernice Sfumata Clutch“. The pattern leather, size and price remain the same but Rosso-Argento will be the new gradient color. Check it out at Saks.