In early 2001, fashion stylist Laura Dotolo found that most designer bags focused on giant logos and signature patterns stamped all over them rather than the actual form and function of the bag. This inspired Laura to start Clutch Bags, her own line that focuses less on a designers image and more on a woman's needs! Clutch Bags draws on her New England sensibility and inherited Italian aesthetic. Bagistas, you can count on Clutch Bags to keep you looking your best while carrying your treasurables!
The whole idea of bringing only what’s necessary to school sharply contrasts against working with “luxury” handbags for the past three months; the term “luxury” directly implies something not crucial for living. That’s when I began to ask myself, “What bag would I love to have in college but don’t really need?” I found the answer to that and four others.
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The Audrey bag by M. Clifford Designs is chic, edgy and oh so versatile! This beautiful small bag can be carried as a crossbody and a wristlet. M. Clifford brings us this design made of Italian calfskin in a variety of colors, giving us various looks to its bondage inspired detailings.
Music is in the air this month in California’s very own “City of Festivals,” Indio, California. Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, commonly known simply as Coachella, kicks-off the festivities today with a three-day extravaganza of rock music, art, films and camping ending on April 17th. The musical mayhem ensues with Stagecoach, a country music festival, which takes place April 30th – May 1st.
Working in the fashion industry, I forget that most people and consumers who actually purchase fashion designs don't know the difference between a clutch and a wallet or even a hobo and cross body. To make matters more interesting, it's not just men who have these handbag questions, but women have these confusions as well! Although all of this fashion-oriented information just comes as second nature to me, maybe we need to have a fashion intervention and information convention for all of our bagistas.