Snob Essentials

Derek Lam Elsa Clutch


Derek Lam does glam rock without hardware, fringes or gimmicks. This is one of the best foldover clutches I’ve seen, most of them look like, well, a clutch folded in half. The mulit-layering and asymmetrical design throws off the eye so it looks more like a flap clutch, even the top zipper works perfectly in with the design. There is a little outer pocket and the loop handle gives you an extra option of how to carry it but also adds to the look. It folds over with a magnetic closure so if you stuff this thing silly, it will still fold over and close properly. I am a tomboy at heart so a clutch like this would give me my identity back even when wearing a totally girly dress (which I love but I hate looking overly frou frou, or actually that look hates me cuz I look weird when I’m all flounced up). Derek Lam Elsa Clutch at Shopbop for $790.


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  1. The stitching does look a little wonky, but maybe it’s meant to look like that when it’s unzipped or it’s to do with how they filled the bag for the shot?

  2. Don´t you think that for a shot they would like to present the best photo they can possibly get? I mean,this bag is waiting for the potential customers.