Diane von Furstenberg Harper Envelope Clutch

Tuesday, 7 August 2012
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This is the second part of my collaboration with Matches Fashion where I was invited to check out their range of Diane von Furstenberg handbag collection (click here to see Part 1). Call me a stickler for classic bags but I like ones that will still be considered vogue in a few years' time. I'm wary of it bags that cost the earth but the trend barely lasts a year. It breaks my heart when a client drops off a bunch of bags and the resale value is barely 30% of its original price tag.

The Harper Envelope is a classy number with a twist. The detachable tassel and sleek buckle keep the look contemporary. It's a medium sized clutch with a hidden strap if you prefer to be hands free. I don't know about you but I've never mastered the art of carrying a minaudiere because I tend to stuff my bags with too much junk. This will comfortably fit your wallet, cellphone, lipstick, a couple of cosmetics with room to spare. The Harper Envelope is retailed at £271.
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Just in case you have a nice fortune for a wardrobe overhaul, Matches Fashion offers a personal shopping service. You'll be taken to a private townhouse where a meal will be prepared for you and your companions. Your personal shopper will also pull and edit a collection of clothes and accessories for you to try on. They have a wall covered with personal artwork from famous designers. Check out the intricate design from Sarah Burton, the same lady who designed Duchess of Cambridge's wedding gown.




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Now if you're a guy and detest shopping, I guess the activity wouldn't so bad if you're ensconced in a nice private room with plenty of whiskey or your favorite liquor at your fingertips. Contact Matches Fashion for more information.

30 comments:

  1. Love the Harper bag - can't believe I still don't have a good clutch yet!

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  2. Do love the clutch as I'm a bit clutch obsessed right now. I have way too many. The personal shopper sounds interesting. Where is this?

    Teri

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  3. The private townhouse is located in Mayfair, London.

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  4. Oh they have Woodford Reserve, now if that bag just came in navy...

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  5. What a lovely location. Did you buy anything that day?

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    1. Not from Matches but I did walk away from LV carrying a rather large shopping bag :P

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  6. That clutch is really cool! I'm loving that oversized tassle and I think the fact that it's detachable is great so it gives you options. :) Nice review!

    xxTheresa

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  7. Wow, now that is an upgrade to the usual chair the blokes have to sit on! Good on them for sorting that out! Must look into Matches next time I go to London, you're right the tassels on that bag make it uber-cool!

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  8. That clutch looks chic and versatile. If money were no object, I would love to indulge in some personal shopping at a private townhouse :)

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  9. wow the sarah burton illustration is out of this world! the clutch is great, and i've always had a good experience with matches. would love a good shopping service in oz, i think we need one.

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  10. The envelope clutch looks really good. I like the tassle detail, makes it more interesting.

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  11. What a great opportunity to partner with Matches! I love them - and this clutch is really quite lovely and not trendy at all. A great pick from you M :)

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  12. I'm currently coveting the Harper shoulder bag by DVF, just waiting for a good deal! Thank you for your very sweet compliment and re weight issue, this post kinda explains it: http://www.handbagsandfashionrags.com/2012/01/new-year-new-beginnings.html

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  13. nice clutch :)
    would you like to follow each other?

    xx BBella
    justyled.blogspot.com

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  14. Okay, I'm impressed. Matches Fashion sound like they offer a truly genuine and unique personal shopping service, I would LOVE to try it out!

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  15. Amazing clutch!

    www.stills.rs

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  16. ohhhh love this! that clutch is super cute.. i love love the metal hardware and the tassel!!! so cute!

    can we talk about how obsessed i am with sarah burton?? i have to admit i wasn't a huge A. Mcqueen fan before *gasp* i know i know.. but since sarah burton took the reigns.. i'm OBSESSSSSED now..

    anyways i'm there with you on the "It" bag thing.. i have to admit i always get sucked in to whatever is the new it bag.. whether it's the PS1 or the celine luggage or the phantom or the givenchy nightengale.. or waaaay back when the chloe paddington was the it bag.. i had obsessive tendancies for all of them.. and would mull over them for months and months..a love affair if you will.. and then they ended because i would always opt for something at chanel instead hahah.

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  17. lovely bag!!! wanna follow each other??

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  18. Love Diane von Furstenberg handbag collection and this clutch is amazing, especially in black!

    xxx
    Nina
    http://trendsurvivor.com/

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  19. very cool pics of your house, and love the clutch

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  20. i agree with you! i also prefer classic clutch that will lasts long rather than those trend bags that after short period of time i will not know how to wear!
    i would love to have my own personal shopper since shopping is almost impossible with my little rascal!!
    xoxo, Haus of Gala

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  21. i love clutches, and that is a fab one by DVF! :)

    i did hear everything is expensive over there! i'd love to visit though. :)

    jasmine
    ADAM ❤ ALEX Mommy

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  22. BEAUTIFUL CLUTCH! I TOO AM NOT A FAN OF 'IT' BAG, WHATEVER I HAVE I CONSIDER THEM AS EVERGREEN PIECES. I AM ACTUALLY LOOKING FOR A NUDE COLOR CLUTCH AND FOR NOW I HAVE BALENCIAGA ON THE LIST AND NOW I HAVE ANOTHER ONE! THANKS SO MUCH!

    KISSES FROM:
    A SMALL BLOG WITH A BIG HEART :)
    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES DAILY where fashion and food collide!
    http://mrsjackofalltradesdaily.blogspot.com/

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  23. The private townhouse looks lovely. It's something I can imagine my mom and I doing together. How special that you got to go there.

    Not much of an 'it bag' girl. There are just a few bags that I love and can see myself carrying forever.

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