February 20, 2008
post written by Bag Bliss blogger: Alicia
Cork Clutch by Maison Martin Margiela
Ever wish there was a purse to match those cute little cork wedges? Well, there is now. Belgian fashion designer Martin Margiela, who had formerly worked for designer Jean Paul Galutier years ago, has created a few innovative pieces for the upcoming seasons, including this cork clutch.
You might be asking yourself how material such as cork could be transformed into purse-wear, as I asked myself the same question upon spotting this slim, envelopish clutch. The Cork Clutch by Margiela is actually made of smooth cork-coated leather. The leather provides durability, as this was another thought I had about how it’s held together. The clutch features a flap top with a snap button closure and the inside is lined with soft leather that slightly gleams. There is also an interior zippered pocket for any small items that you may carry. The dimensions are 11.75″x 6.75″x 0.75″, providing just enough space to fit your key items.
There is something about this new piece by Margiela that has my interest. I am personally more of a pouchette or wristlet person when I only need to carry minimal items for a quick stop somewhere or a night out dining. But besides it’s unique cork feature, this clutch also presents a certain elegance and simplicity that is appealing. Although I have a feeling I won’t be catching many carrying the purse this spring and summer (well, in my town anyway), the cork-like characteristics to its slim shape, but spacious interior for what it is, has earned itself a spot on my wish list.
You can purchase is here for $495: Maison Martin Margiela – Cork Clutch – eLUXURY
p.s. – if you’re a fan of the clutch, there is also a matching cork belt by Margiela for $245.