In recent seasons, Céline’s box bag has launched multitudes of similar shapes and styles. McQueen’s simple black box leather version also pulls double duty as a top-handled clutch. While the convertible aspect is delightful, the zippered interior compartments will only fit credit cards/ID or cash. I’m always willing to scale down what I carry for a fabulous little bag, though I can’t help but wish this one had more of the snazzy details for which McQueen is known. For instance, a sprinkling of studs on the strap would have made this much more exciting. Clearly, they are going for simple elegance – I could envision this on my table while lounging in a Parisian café. Tres Godard! But perhaps that should be left to the more simple, elegant designers. We rely on McQueen to pack a punch; this classy bag would punctuate an ensemble well, but it doesn’t say bam!
Play it prim and proper and don it with Lanvin’s leather ballerina flats, again simple, but embellished with rosettes on the toe.