Clutch Me Sheen Leather Aubergine
14 May 2010
New Clutch in Aubergine
A few weeks ago I was looking for a new clutch. I already had a Plum Crash Clutch Me from Belen Echandia. I love the Plum Crash, but it wasn’t really going to suit my need for the clutch. I needed something understated enough for an interview. I work in the technical & financial worlds. I want them to remember me for my amazing skill set and talent, not because my bag stood out. I was thinking a Black Crash Clutch Me would suit my needs, so set myself up for a notification in one came back in stock. This prompted the wonderful Rose from Belen Echandia to contact me. After a few emails back and froth, she mentioned a new clutch design and I perked up. Over more emails back and forth, I got a picture, settled on a leather, patiently waited for it to be made and arrive in my hands.
The selected the Aubergine Glossy leather with Silver hardware for my new clutch, and I’m very happy. It looks great and has that signature Belen Echandia smell. As I’m writing this review the clutch is nameless, so I’ll call it New Clutch for the review.
The Clutch Me is shaped like an elongated hexagon. The New Clutch is shaped like an isosceles trapezoid. The New Clutch also has a wider base, which means I can carry a little more in it.
There is some amazing detailing on the New Clutch. The threading on the flap is one of my absolutely favorite features! The clutch looks much darker here than in real life.
Inside the New Clutch, there is a key strap, zipper pocket and the mobile and PDA pockets. I was very happily surprised that the mobile & PDA pockets were added. The larger one is perfect for my iPhone. The pocket should make it a bit easier to grab my iPhone when I’m out.
The New Clutch holds my necessities and looks great while doing it! I can get everything I need for an interview or a night out inside it with some extra room. While holding my all of my kit, the profile of the bag stays slim and neat.
I’m going try the New Clutch for the next few days. I’ll be sure to post my further thoughts on it after some usage.