A Closet Staple: Exotic Skin Clutches

May 30 2010 • by Sarah

You can have as many clutches as you want. In different shapes, sizes, colors. Only you can tell if enough is really enough. But if there is one kind that you must have,  it has got to be the exotic skin one.

Nothing else is more powerful than an neutral exotic skin clutch. It is chic, versatile, and will never go out of style. Take for instance fashion maven Louise Roe of The City and CW’s upcoming makeover show Plain Jane.

The fashion expert was very stylish in a periwinkle dress worn with a sparkly sweater and polished by an crocodile skin envelope clutch when spotted at the CW party held last week.. Her whole ensemble was unexpected yet pulled together. A true blooded fashion stylist indeed.

Take cues from Loiuse and own at least one of this very versatile closet staple. Invest in a good quality one and it will surely go a long way.

Need help in finding the right exotic skin clutch for you? Here are some of my top choices you might also like.

Carlos Falchi Trapezoid Clutch, $879

I know, this is a little bit on the high side. I just couldn’t help putting it on top of my list. Its snake skin (anoconda) and its in classic gold. Just what every chic girl needs in a clutch.

Elaine Turner Bella Patent Croc Clutch, $140

A twist on the classic is this berry colored clutch in crocodile embossed patent leather. It is a lot more accessible than the former but take note that it is merely embossed on the skin. It will do the job, nonetheless.

Rafe New York Rafe Flap Clutch, $328

A unique mix of exotic skin and studs is this Rafe creation. While the snake embossed leather is a classic, the studs lend a heap of edginess to the piece. If your personal style calls for a tough chic look, then this one is made for you.


Khirma Eliazov Scalloped Clutch, $615

A clutch made out of stingray is rare. Hence, if you already have a lot of clutches but is still wanting more, then this Khirma Eliazov creation is one to invest in. The scalloped stingray panels is set nicely against the leather trimming. It also comes with a box chain strap which makes this piece even more versatile and covetable.