It occurred to me the other day that Lauren Merkin hasn’t really been in the spotlight lately. I remember loving her simple clutches that were easy on the eyes and on the bank account. Styles like the Tatum and Eve were everywhere, from red carpet to street style. Then the novelty wore off. As much as I love a classic envelope clutch, it just sort of got old after awhile. So I moved on to other things and haven’t paid much attention since. Then I saw this Lauren Merkin Margot Bag and my interest in this designer was suddenly rekindled.
Lauren Merkin is no stranger to embossed leather and this bag has a combination of lizard embossed and smooth calfskin. But that isn’t what caught my attention. The bright kelly green is what drew me in first. Who doesn’t love a fun color like kelly green? It looks gorgeous next to the contrasting cream too. The color isn’t the only thing I like about this bag though. The cutout pattern on the flap really calls to me. This is going to sound silly, but the green triangles remind me of cute little trees. And, oddly, it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. You know, that feeling of “nature” without it actually being a woodsy looking piece. The fact that this is a shoulder bag and not a clutch is special too. Lauren Merkin is known for clutches, but this designer does produce some shoulder bags as well. This bag isn’t big, but I think it would be cute for those casual days when you don’t need to carry a lot.
Available here at Neiman Marcus, retails for $281