Oh, Whatta Clutch! The Queen of the Nile Clutch by Kate Spade

Jun 19 2012 • by Sarah

While most other designer labels are inspired by poolsides & beaches, Kate Spade decided to go the route less traveled at the peak of the summer season: the desert. The label’s newest style inspiration is the camel – yes, the tall stately animal that thrives on hot, sandy deserts. My favorite is the Queen of the Nile Camel Clutch.

Queen of the Nile Camel Clutch by Kate Spade, $348 (Sold Out)

From afar, the leather indeed looks like a sandy desert and the ornate gold camel clasp seems to be an animal floating on a horizon. Kate Spade describes the experience as “envisioning mesmerizing stretches of shimmering sand” when crafting the clutch bag. The result is a remarkable piece of art!

This frame clutch measures 4.9″h x 8.8″w x 2.3″d, just the right size for an evening bag (neither too big nor too small). It’s made of shiny stingray embossed leather and  14-karat light gold plated hardware. The clasp lock is a whimsical camel which KS says is today’s “IN” critter. The luxurious lining (see above photo) is custom woven gold with stingray leather trim on the slide pocket.

What are you waiting for? Snap it up before it goes zilch.