Lauren Merkin has teamed up for a second season with jewelry designer Michelle Fantaci for her Spring 2011 handbag collection, which includes three exclusive styles of evening clutches. Our favorite is the Ludlow, a simple mini box-shaped bag that instantly boosts the glam factor of any outfit. Embellished with gold, nickel, and anthracite molded metal on the flap, the Ludlow also features a hidden magnetic closure, nude suede lining and snake chain strap that can be tucked inside for the option of wearing as a clutch. We appreciate having seven luxurious Italian lambskins to choose from, along with solid black and taupe. The shimmery metallic lizard and the glossy snake Ludlow are our top picks.
Buy for $350 at LaurenMerkin.com