IT Item of the Weekend: A Boxy Clutch
If it looks more like a flask or a cigar box than a purse, throw your Treo, ID and lip gloss inside because you’ve got your hands on this weekend’s must-have accessory.
The days of hiding a clutch under your armpit are officially over. Put your hands in the spotlight, hold on tight, and enjoy the versatility of this new trend that’s anything but square. Your bag should be far too boxy and cutting-edge for your poor underarm to bear, and just like that, clutches nationwide will be set free. Paris is totally jealous.
The three we love:
Gucci Mirror Evening Bag - $995
Grab onto the long, badass mirrored Gucci clutch and watch yourself cut through the velvet ropes like you own the place. You’ll party like a rockstar when you realize your very own purse doubles as a disco ball on the dance floor. It’s also handy for catching a glimpse of that Armani-drenched mystery man creeping up behind you…
Leiber Goddess Curved Minaudière - $2,295
If one designer started it all, it’s certainly Leiber—boxy beauties are nothing new for this label. Bring the Upper East Side down to the Meatpacking with this rounded box emblazoned with champagne Austrian crystals. It’s sleek, decadent and so clutch.
Nancy Gonzalez Python Box Clutch - $675
Nancy Gonzalez, the reigning queen of beautiful skin handbags, threw her signature skins onto pretty little boxes. (She, too, knows about the whole anti-armpit movement.) It’s a guaranteed conversation piece when you’re out at night: The girls will gush, and the guys… well they just won’t understand it at all.
Do it Yourself
Still figuring out how you’re gonna pay this month’s rent on your Chelsea loft? Try this cheapie DIY way: Find a cigar box and superglue on mirrors, bedazzle the hell out of it, or collect the dead skin of your little brother’s snake. Actually don’t do that last one. Ew.