Whyred, a relatively new Swedish label founded in 1999 and inspired by music and art scenes, serves up minimalism with maximum style, like this deceptively simple suede envelope bag. The shoulder chain is thread discreetly through a cylindrical tube that reaches all the way across – a detail I’ve never seen before! The gunmetal chain strap’s length can be altered or removed altogether (thanks to the lobster clasp) to use as a clutch – I would definitely take advantage of the inspired versatility. Clean lines, kooky details, and fresh innovation, all at a Frugal Snob price. Sometimes the forward thinking and under-the-radar designer saves you bucks and keeps you ahead of the curve. A definite win-win! At Browns Fashion for $313 (£195).
Pair with: This funky bag is elemental enough that it can handle a complex shoe. Reed Krakoff’s Boar Hair ankle-cuff sandals are just thing to show you’re just as original as the designers you’re wearing.