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    Default Cork Clutch by Maison Martin Margiela



    Ever wish there was a purse to match those cute little cork wedges? Well, there is now. Belgian fashion designer Martin Margiela, who had formerly worked for designer Jean Paul Galutier years ago, has created a few innovative pieces for the upcoming seasons, including this cork clutch.

    You might be asking yourself how material such as cork could be transformed into purse-wear, as I asked myself the same question upon spotting this slim, envelopish clutch. The Cork Clutch by Margiela is actually made of smooth cork-coated leather. The leather provides durability, as this was another thought I had about how itís held together. The clutch features a flap top with a snap button closure and the inside is lined with soft leather that slightly gleams. There is also an interior zippered pocket for any small items that you may carry. The dimensions are 11.75"x 6.75"x 0.75", providing just enough space to fit your key items.

    There is something about this new piece by Margiela that has my interest. I am personally more of a pouchette or wristlet person when I only need to carry minimal items for a quick stop somewhere or a night out dining. But besides itís unique cork feature, this clutch also presents a certain elegance and simplicity that is appealing. Although I have a feeling I wonít be catching many carrying the purse this spring and summer (well, in my town anyway), the cork-like characteristics to its slim shape, but spacious interior for what it is, has earned itself a spot on my wish list.

    You can purchase is here for $495: Maison Martin Margiela - Cork Clutch - eLUXURY

    p.s. Ė if youíre a fan of the clutch, there is also a matching cork belt by Margiela for $245.
    Last edited by Alicia; February 19th, 2008 at 03:07 AM.

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    Default Re: Cork Clutch by Maison Martin Margiela

    Not a fan. I like some of his other bags by Maison Martin Margiela, but this 'cork' one, is a definite pass.

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    Default Re: Cork Clutch by Maison Martin Margiela

    That looks more like a wood block than a bag! Hate it.

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    Default Re: Cork Clutch by Maison Martin Margiela

    Nay for me

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    Default Re: Cork Clutch by Maison Martin Margiela

    not nice...my grandma will make this as our woodfire lol

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    Default Re: Cork Clutch by Maison Martin Margiela

    Well, it looked better seen on a model....

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    Default Re: Cork Clutch by Maison Martin Margiela

    Margiela always surprises me with his twists on classics. I don't love it or hate it but it definitely peaks some interest. I'd be tempted to attach photos or notes to it with thumbtacks. Its like a little portable cork message board.

    I wonder how the cork will wear over time.

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    Default Re: Cork Clutch by Maison Martin Margiela

    ^^^ LOL! The message board thought was cute/funny!!!


    Anyways, it looked better on the model on elux, imo.


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    Default Re: Cork Clutch by Maison Martin Margiela

    ^
    Actually, I would totally wear it (but not buy it). It looks really clean and simple for summer. I'd pair it with a great pair of cork heels, like this Louboutin:


    or these Kors:

    Now, if only I could learn the secret to keep an all white outfit clean.

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    Default Re: Cork Clutch by Maison Martin Margiela

    Oh those would go perfectly with the clutch!!! they pretty much have the same cork color. And I agree with you - even though i like it, i wouldn't actually buy it and spend that much on it. All of these are so perfect for the s/s!!!

    Thanks for posting!

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    Default Re: Cork Clutch by Maison Martin Margiela

    Well it does look better on with a model holding it than by itself.

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    Default Re: Cork Clutch by Maison Martin Margiela

    Hey look, Martin Margiela made a necklace + shoes to go with..



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    Default Re: Cork Clutch by Maison Martin Margiela

    I kinda like the necklace.

    NOT the shoes though! Lol

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    Default Re: Cork Clutch by Maison Martin Margiela

    Quote Originally Posted by Alicia View Post
    ^^^ LOL! The message board thought was cute/funny!!!


    Anyways, it looked better on the model on elux, imo.

    This clutch actually looks pretty cute in this picture

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