Soo, here I am talking about bags again. In my defense, bags are totally like the ultimate accessory that you can wear AND look good regardless of the fact that you’ve been wearing that same pair of Levi’s and t-shirt for the last two weeks. And as much as we would like to haul a bag that would fit our entire existence into it (including a place for us to crash in), sometimes carrying a somewhat smaller purse isn’t just a matter of choice, but the norm (at weddings, for example).
But of course there are those of us who inevitably feel naked carrying a bag that at least can’t house a phone, sanitizer, wallet, keys and extra makeup (looking at you Alexander McQueen Skull Clutch!), even if we’re willing to sacrifice the laptop and gym clothes and shoes and… You get the point.
However, all that changed when Daniel Lee came up with the extremely (and I mean EXTREMELY) successful Bottega Veneta The Pouch, that’s essentially an oversized clutch allowing us hoarders to steal the mints, little ketchup sachets and possibly extra food from all-you-can-eat restaurants while looking absolutely innocent (restaurateurs, beware of women with the BV Pouch, which includes Rihanna too!). In fact, I myself have written about the Pouch’s dressier sister, the Chain Pouch.
However, now it seems like Lee is back with another hit (as confirmed by the graceful Ms. Hadil Ben Abdallah), so y’all (including ketchup-stealers), presenting your new accessory to crime, the Bottega Veneta Crisscross Clutch!
Made of durable buffed calfskin in the house’s deluxe intrecciato weave that adds a sculptural aura to this versatile clutch, the Crisscross Clutch pairs well with both ripped jeans and little black dresses, while its strong magnetic hinged fastening at throat keeps your illegally acquired mints safely hidden from prying waiters. Complete with tonal buffed lambskin lining and elegant gold-tone hardware (that masks your malicious intentions), the Crisscross Clutch measures approximately 9″ in length by 12″ height, so clearly it isn’t your standard, hard-shelled inconvenient clutch that you never use anyway. Get it today at SSENSE for $2800 USD!