November 21, 2008
post written by Bag Bliss blogger: bRs
Dooney & Bourke Shiny Leather Hayden Clutch
No offense to Dooney & Bourke, but their designs have been so far off the handbag radar lately that they might as well not even exist. Why? Well, quite frankly, they are just plain ugly. Plus they are way too kiddie looking for the hardcore bagista. I understand that the company wanted to explore other markets, but why not make some normal looking bags that adults can appreciate? So when the original Hayden bag was first introduced, everyone at TBF was surprised by how non-Dooney like it was. Of course it wasn’t a show stopper by any means, but it was way better than the bag Emma Roberts designed! And now it looks like our friend Hayden Panettiere has gotten her creative juices flowing again. Meet the Shiny Leather Hayden Clutch. It’s not too bad looking, in my opinion, for a Dooney bag. But I can’t picture myself actually buying it. I like the shape and the contrasting trim. But what it up with the lion head? Apparently it is meant to represent Hayden’s astrological sign (Leo) and it’s 24kt gold-plated too boot! Personally, I would prefer the clutch without such an embellishment.
The Shiny Leather Hayden Clutch is available in Royal Blue, Red, Fuchsia, Purple, Ivory, and Black. It retails for $295. Find it at Dooney.com. You can also find Dooney & Bourke at Macy’s