What is more versatile than a black leather clutch?! Um, nothing. The answer is nothing.
I love me a brand with some girl power. Jamie Lewis is the superwoman behind JLew Bags. If you have been an FSL reader for a while, then you probably remember that I’ve teamed up with the brand this past summer (read my review on the triangle tote from JLEW here). Jamie is a hands on owner/designer, boxer, hedge funder-turned-FIT-student and a bonafide #GIRLBOSS. I’ve hung out with her on a couple of occasions including the brand’s launch party during NYFW last September. Here’s a vid from that event with my bestie and I making a cameo at the end 🙂
Jlew Launch Party from JLEW Bags on Vimeo.
Jamie, like myself, loves a good collaboration. She’s teamed up with US Women’s Olympic boxers, NYC graffiti artists, and on this particular bag, she has partnered with TO THE MARKET (which is a company that makes survivor made goods). This purse is a limited edition of their Celebrity Clutch. The bag is handmade by survivors of the Port-au-Prince disater in Haiti. These women embroider as a way to persevere through tragedy. Read more about this incredible collaboration here.
And THE Martha approves. So, there’s that.
I’ve been obsessing over this bag since it dropped. If it looks familiar, you’ve probably seen it in my New Year’s style board.
The gold embroidery takes this wardrobe basic and elevates it without over complicating. Black leather + a metallic bow = Girl Power. The trademark JLew tassel adds even more personality to the look. The inside is lined in back suede.
I have used this clutch as a makeup bag to put inside of my triangle tote for a busy weekday (work-to-gym-to-grocery-shopping) and on its own for a night out. I’ve gotten more compliments of this beautiful clutch than any other purse I’ve owned. It’s even nicer in person. Not too small and not too big, the Treasured Clutch fits more than you might expect. The purse is 6″ tall and 10″ wide; juuuuuuust right.
Check out more of JLew Bags here.