I find the wool zebra clutch from Stella McCartney quite interesting– the subtly pleated clutch with gold tone hardware has a very lady like vibe until you open it and see the black vinyl and chain detail– pure rock rebel! Yes, Stella is the daughter of a Beatle and has been known to produce overpriced plastic bags but don’t hold that against her. She’s actually a talented designer and credited for bringing Chloe back to life (Phoebe Philo was her protegee and took over after she left the brand). Of course during those days she used leather and fur. Nowadays she is very creative with her vegan line; the use of wool in a zebra print is beautiful and a nice alternative to satin or leather for evening. I wouldn’t advocate its use for summer, however, as the website does. The last thing I want to do in 90 degree weather is clutch a wool bag! I’d save this for the Fall and wear it with an array of cashmeres and knits– it’s 20cm wide which is a generous size for a clutch and will be great for luncheons, too. The price is not too ridiculous though it’s not cheap– Stella McCartney Wool Zebra clutch $515 at Net-a-Porter.com.
What do you think?