I have been quietly watching Milly bags for some time now – Michelle Smith is one of the best contemporary ready-to-wear designers around (with a stint at Hermès under her belt, no less!), and when she ventured into bags this past spring, I knew the line would be a treat for bag snobs interested in the under-$500 range. This season, the Paige is the Milly must-have. In the market for an alternative to the standard evening clutch? Sophisticated and polished with a delicate yet au courant long chain, the Paige is a great option. Glazed black leather has gleam without being too shiny and a suede panel proves Smith’s eye for detail. If the crisp golden hardware isn’t enough glitz for you, spring for the nighttime-ready metallic. At under $300, both variations are the steal of the season.
Paige Mini Bag on ShopBop for $265.
Paige Metallic Mini Bag on ShopBop for $295.