Bags in the simplest designs are always the ones that strike me as the most astonishing. The elements of this Rochas clutch are as noncomplex as can be: a few seams there, an oversized tab, and that about rounds it out! Altogether, it is a dream. That’s because the seams are conscientious and impeccable and the tab is constructed with the thoughtfulness of a work of graphic art. The top of the tab is actually a flap, designed for your fingers to pull on; at once, it also delivers an emphatic dose of unexpected dimension. But all of this would amount to nothing more than a moot point if the leather wasn’t so smooth and high-quality. It always comes down to the skin, doesn’t it? This svelte leather is key for such a minimalistic design, especially in a neutral tone that somehow couldn’t be creamier if it tried. In essence, simply lush! At Barneys New York for $980.
Pair with: A clutch that’s on the rigid side, with seams of squared and rectangular shapes calls for a dress with languid draping. 3.1 Phillip Lim‘s draped taupe mini has a touch of Grecian goddess to its asymmetrical flow. On Net-a-Porter for $550.