THE NEW EV­ERY­DAY BAG: THE CLUTCH-TOTE

Female (Singapore) - - EDIT - – IJ

A fancy name for a foldover tote, be­cause that’s ex­actly what It bag mak­ers are do­ing with this handy, multi-hy­phen­ate style now: fancy-ing it up. Take Givenchy’s Jaw shop­per, which comes with a plush quilted fin­ish, flat han­dles and a de­tach­able pouch in a con­trast­ing colour. Sa­cai’s teamed up with cult Shibuya vinyl store Man­hat­tan Records to put a lux­u­ri­ous, pop coloured spin on clas­sic record bags, while Chanel’s 31 is part tote, part clutch and part shoul­der bag, thanks to hid­den straps in­side. The com­mon ma­te­rial of choice here is but­tery soft lamb­skin, so that it folds neatly. The size? Large, be­cause it’s most prac­ti­cal for a de­pend­able, all-pur­pose tote; thor­oughly modern for an AM-to-PM clutch; and be­cause hon­estly, any­thing smaller looks gim­micky, which was the is­sue with most foldover totes from be­fore.

Jaw leather bag (in both hands), Givenchy. Wool jacket and suede gloves, Marc Ja­cobs. Polyester top and match­ing skirt, Pleats Please Issey Miyake. Me­tal hoop ear­rings with crys­tals, Chanel. Rub­ber-blend boots, $1,350, Stu­art Weitz­man

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