Monday, October 18, 2010

A Clutch for Day...and Night

As obscenely preppy as it is, I still believe a monogrammed L.L. Bean tote is just about as classic a handbag as one can have. You can stash a change of shoes in it (very Working Girl), carry a smaller clutch in it for nights out, and load in everything but the kitchen sink without worrying about its fine canvas finish. However, I may just have stumbled upon a new classic. For those who have already heard of the lovely Clare Vivier, pardon the repetition. For those who haven't, listen up. Her luxe leathers are buttery soft, and her moderate prices aren't exactly what you'd find at a swank boutique or even Bergdorfs. My fave is the oversized clutch, which could be a day bag if you're cool enough to pull it off. The incredible range of colors means you can either challenge yourself with a vivid pick or buy one in every color of the rainbow. They're just that good. Plus, I love finding L.A. designers who are just under the radar enough that they're still special. Get yours now before she gets so big that the prices rise and everyone else is carrying the very same bag...

(photo: courtesy of Clare Vivier)

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