This Lanvin lady is wearing draped one of my all time favorite accessories and best kept (until now) style secret- the minaudiére [mee-noh-dyair] or box clutch for the uncouth in the room… None could’ve guessed that a happenstance trip to TJ Maxx in which I found my first minaudière would have resulted in one of my greatest love affairs since the printed scarf…
Characterized by its small stature, unyielding structure and most often present chain-age, the delicious little bag is perfectly chic for nighttime essentials (in reality thats all you’re fitting inside). Unlike its uber popular cousin the clutch- the minaudière is seldom spotted out and shockingly so- the always architectural bag has a dash of kitsch and a whole lot of chic!
And now a menagerie of sickkk minaudiéres:
Maricel Soriano, Paua Clutch
Givenchy, Obsedia Clutch
Lanvin, 815 Madison Ave, 646.439.0380
Images from Shopstyle.com, Lanvin,com & Givenchy.com