Measuring 33 cm across by 28.5 cm, the new F/W13 Saint Laurent Courtney Clutch is probably Hedi’s tribute to his BFF Courtney Love, and like its namesake, it is a tad old-school with a touch of glam.
Made of calfskin leather that’s lined with suede on the inside, the clutch’s most distinctive feature is the embossed gold metal frame that’s also a hinged hexagonal clasp that runs alongside of the bag, and to open it you’ll have to ‘push’ the sides in. A style that you’ll find a lot on vintage bags (these hinged clasp bags used to be very popular), it’s refreshing to see it interpreted for today on a clutch, and one that can also be folded over to half its size for those preferring a look that’s more sleek.
Priced at GBP1210 (I’ll update the post once I get its price in SGD), it’s another great option for those looking for a clutch that’s quite unlike most clutches on the market these days, one that marches to its own tune, pretty much like Hedi himself.
Update: 14 October 2013
Just a quick update, the Courtney Clutch will retail for SGD2980 in Singapore.
Image: Saint Laurent