The Find: a clutch (because the New York Times seems to think it’s a trend)
Not too long ago, the New York Times decided to crowd source images of people carrying clutches, and after an exhaustive search, the fruits of their labour are now available online in a slide show. Judging by the photos that were submitted, month-to-month status handbags are out and grandiose clutches are in (of course, not too long ago Times writer Ruth La Ferla was telling us—in 1,178 words—how women like summer dresses in the summer).
Among the freely submitted style shots were two images from local PR professional and style photographer Phil Birnbaum taken at the Interior Design Show (here and here), which either proves that Toronto is really picking up on a global trend or that clutches, as they have been for some time, are merely so commonplace they really do not merit attention (unless, of course, your bag has a gun on it). With all that said, if you’re going to race out to buy one, make sure it’s beautiful. We recommend this M.A.C. clutch by Rebecca Minkoff that we found at A2Zane, complete with high-end hardware and a chain for when you feel like doing something wild and fashion forward, like sling this baby over your shoulder. $350.
A2Zane, 753 Queen St. W., 416 803 7754, a2zane.com