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Alaïa Laser-Cut Leather Clutch: Love to Love You

Alaïa Clutch

Azzedine Alaïa must be a mindreader. The designer who knows how to dress a woman’s body better than just about anyone always manages to get in my head. I can’t go more than a month or two without coveting – nay, needing – one of his deliciously perforated creations.

Hear it here first: this is the only clutch you’ll need all summer. So forget all those beaded minaudieres and neon mini-bags you’ve had your eye on (at least for the moment; let’s be real) because this is everything. Inspired by broderie anglaise, the trademark laser-cut details are refined with exact precision and craze-inducing. Beyond that, the size is perfect for day and the color is perfect for every shade in the spectrum. I’ll say no more: this one had me at hello. On Net-a-Porter for $1,580.

Pair with: I’d love to keep my shoes light and airy to best complement this clutch. Balenciaga’s Rever architectural pump ($835), Diane von Furstenberg’s lemon cutouts ($298), and Ruthie Davis’ ultra-high baby blues ($1,094) are breaths of fresh air.



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