Maybe you lusted after
the Chanel “Naked” bag, but just didn’t want to
spend $895. Maybe you bought one of Target’s two-in-one bags,
with the clear outer tote and the cotton, printed-floral inner tote,
for a remarkable le $10.49. Regardless, you cannot have escaped the
trend this season for clear, clear, clear plastic, vinyl, PVC,
whatever. They are everywhere...and we really love them. Coach
has a beauty, too…but the two we think are the best (the
Chanel one is just too small, anyhow, so who needs it?), are from
Furla and the Metropolitan Museum of Art (yeah, really).
The Furla bag, called
“May” (left), comes with leather trim in a few colors -- and
here it is with red patent leather trim and a matching little change
purse tethered to the bag. It’s roomy, chic, fun, and very
of-the-moment. ($260; www.furlausa.com)
The Met’s version
(style number 15-00637-2, for $195) is also very roomy with sturdy,
wide handles in silver (ooh-la-la) or brown leather (too utilitarian
for our taste), and also very stylish. It’s available at the
Met’s Great Hall Luxury Boutique or by calling 212-570-3894.
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