I love a bag with some mystery to it. This Inge Christopher clutch feels like something you picked up while on an exotic vacation, but – surprise! – you can buy it without picking up a plane ticket, and for under $200, no less.
Rich-looking, smooth yet textural, and as discreet as can be, the wood panels are striking and unique. Not to mention fully versatile. Best of all, nobody will ever think this is a Frugal option. This is a prime example of simple being satisfying and less being more (or at least appearing like it costs a whole lot more). It’s so gratifying when I come across a bag I instantly love, and the great price is merely the icing on the cake. I mean, you know how it is: I rejoiced when I saw the price. And so should you! On Shopbop for $180.
Wear with: A little white lace dress, like Topshop’s sweet mini, offsets dark wood for the perfect midsummer juxtaposition. (And the bag still comes in at a sweeter price). At Nordstrom for $190.