Say My Name, Say My Name
The ultimate Excessories Expert splurge? A personalized clutch. Because the ones that don't say your name just aren't good enough anymore. We're giving a whole new meaning to "HELLO, my name is..." A friend turned me onto the Edie Parker Flavia Bespoke clutch and it suddenly went to the TOP of my birthday wishlist. Thank goodness my husband is a darn good detective and tracked it down at Bergdorf Goodman. It is COMPLETELY worth the 6-10 week wait!
As luxurious and excessive as this clutch may seem, I am willing to argue for its practicality and timelessness. Edie Parker designer, Brett Heyman, modeled her designs after her own vintage collection. As her website declares, "These chic wearable sculptures are objects of delight with retro soul.... Edie Parker's sleek lines, creamy surfaces and gem-flaked textures glide timelessly onto today's fashion landscape. And like their mid-century predecessors, each bag is meticulously handcrafted in America." The Flavia Bespoke cutch has been seen on some of the most highly regarded fashionistas such as Anna Dello Russo, Julia Roitfield and Nicky Hilton and now it can be yours too! The clutch is available in a number of color combinations and believe me, deciding which to choose could take ANOTHER 6-10 weeks! Each combo is more fabulous than the next so you really can't go wrong. Contact Bergdorf Goodman or Neiman Marcus to order!
Another personalized clutch that's taking the fashion world by storm? Sara Battaglia's Lady Me Menudiere Bespoke. Available in vibrant colors like red, hot pink, cobalt, and kelly green, with serious gold hardware and lettering, this clutch screams, "LOOK AT ME!" and in the best way! I adore Anna Dello Russo's hot pink version. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to order.
Not ready to break the bank, but still want a personalized clutch? MNO.LOGIE makes a fab perspex clutch for $85 with personalized engraving on the top. The personalization is available in gold or silver and they offer numerous pouch-liners from basic solids to leopard to metallic. It takes a month to get, but can be rushed if you need it sooner. This clutch offers a subtle way to say, "Hey, this bag is mine and nobody else's."