Serpui Marie brings back flapper fashion with this Malaga clutch.
It might just be me, but I can't help thinking of those 1920s Charleston dresses as I look at this clutch's short golden fringing. The use of raffia, a material I haven't seen on a fringed purse, is really interesting. It creates a quirky texture and a summery feel. The golden color makes it evening appropriate, but it's a bit more casual than your average clutch purse.
I also really like the mother of pearl clasp, although I'm not sure it belongs on this purse. It's really a bit too refined for a clutch with so much playful energy. It's small enough not to distract us too much, but the design decision is still a bit confusing.
I wouldn't say Serpui Marie has stepped outside the box with the details, but they're functional enough to help the Malaga work for us. The zippered pocket makes a nice change of pace from those useless slip pouches, but as it's not reinforced I'm not sure how long it'll last. The Malaga is also larger than the average clutch, and with a long chain strap those extra inches won't be too hard to manage.
The Malaga is unusual and sure to stand out in any crowd, but I think it feels a bit too homespun for its $295 price tag. Some raffia bags deserve such a big bottom line, but I'm not sure this is one of them.
More Features of This Serpui Marie Raffia Clutch
- Magnetic closure
- Polyester lined interior
- A chain strap with a 24.5 inch drop
- Measures 5.75 x 10 x 2.5 inches
- Made in China
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