Rafe Sirene Minaudiere | Solid Shell Evening Purse

Posted on: Jun 10

Rafe Sirene MinaudiereIf Chanel's Shell Clutch was too rich for your blood, perhaps the Sirene Minaudiere is more your speed. Considering the plain Chanel purse cost a hefty $33,000, this Rafe purse seems like a steal at only $395.

The Sirene's shape isn't quite as elegant as the Chanel purse, but the difference certainly isn't worth the massive price discrepancy. The Sirene doesn't bear such an esteemed name, but it's still made with quality materials. The Sirene is crafted from solid shell and finished with stainless steel hardware.

It's more petite, but personally I think that makes it look smarter. Who wants to spend their evening holding a giant shell? While storage space is more limited, carrying a bag like this will always be about making a style statement rather than serving a practical purpose. It will hold your vital cards, a tube of lip gloss, a slender cell phone, and some keys though. What else do you need on a night out?

The addition of a shoulder strap would have made the Sirene a bit more satisfying. It's ergonomically shaped so it should be easy enough to carry, but a hands-free option is always appreciated. But let's remember that Chanel didn't offer one either, and it charged so much more!

Like Chanel's Shell Purse, the Sirene is too quirky to become part of your everyday wardrobe. But as it's significantly cheaper, it doesn't need to!

More Features of This Rafe Shell Minaudiere

  • Flat bottom
  • Top magnetic closure
  • Fully lined interior
  • Measures 8 x 1.5 x 5.5 inches
  • Also available in black

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