It's Your (Slightly Delayed) Bag o' the Week!
Thursday, July 06, 2006
I know I said bag of the week day would be on Mondays. But, um, I'm pretty sure I read somewhere that Thursdays are the new Mondays, yes? I saw this leaf applique clutch purse (about $150) by San Diego-based Bells&Whistles last week at Trixilini in the Meritus Mandarin in Singapore and loved it instantly. (Apparently I'm not the only one: I went back to visit it this weekend – as I sometimes do with items that I love but cannot immediately justify spending all that money on – and it was gone.)
The style above is called Elle, and they don't appear to be selling it on their website anymore, though there are a lot of other pretty, nature-inspired models (below). I love that they're distinctive without being over-the-top (no grommets or hardware anywhere!). And! I was able to track down the Elle at Singapore-based shopping site Luxe Ideas, which does deliver to the U.S. at a low shipping cost and actually has slightly cheaper prices.