Covet: The Studded Clutch You Need For Fall

Covet

Photo by Dom Savini.

Long ago, the pedestrian stud pierced its way into fashion vernacular, dotting everything from leather jackets to heels with a steely gleam. Now the hardware gets the understated treatment thanks to Canadian brand Ela. The studs on this oversize clutch are actually reverse-embossed (and filled with silicone!), for a heavy-metal feel without any of the hard edges — or punk pretenses. Large M.I.L.C.K. clutch, $498 by special order at Saks Fifth Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, or Elabyela.com.

Street Style: This is the Coolest Bag We’ve Ever Seen

Myra-Main

Photo by Evan Schapiro.

Name: Myra

‘Hood: Lower Merion

Day Job: Interior designer

Where We Found Her: On her way back from a luncheon birthday party for a friend at Estia. “This day was so divine that I had to come to Rittenhouse. I use to live at the Dorchester and I just wanted to be in this glorious sunshine. You can’t help but fall in love with Philadelphia on a day like today. Everyone just seems so happy.

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What She’s Wearing:  Ellen Tracy shoes; shirt and pants from Julie’s Bottega in Bala Cynwyd; Hermes bracelets and necklace; purse bought while she was traveling in Shanghai; hair cut by Sharon at Millennium Hair & Day Spa in Wynnewood.

See more of that bag here.

Market Report: 10 Cheap—But Cute!—Tote Bags For Your Daily Commute

Market Report

  • We’re so close to Friday, guys. That means only one more day of lugging all your stuff back and forth on your commute. While piling all your stuff into a fancy bag might look nice, it’s not always practical. Here are 10 cool canvas totes under $50 that can take all the daily abuse your commute has to offer. [Refinery29]
  • Here are some more details about that ‘naked’ dress Rihanna wore to the CFDA awards, including this gem: “[It was] held together by ‘fishnet and crystals and a couple of fingers crossed.'” [Washington Post]
  • New Balance is suing Karl Lagerfeld for ripping off the design of its trademark sneakers. See a side-by-side comparison here. [TMZ]

More fun stuff right this way.

Covet: Fendi’s Wacky-Wonderful Fur Bird Bag

Sure, it’s kooky. And for over four grand, most people would probably opt for more classic, Birkin-esque styles. But Fendi’s fall 2013 collection is at the top of my lust list, especially this hilarious holdall (or hold-some). It’s like investing in a pet, only this one doesn’t need house-training, vet visits or pet food—and it’s way more fun to take out for walks.