Currently obsessed with: Gucci studded bag (on sale too)

I'm an avid fan of studding on belts and the occasional bag, particularly clutches. I tend to go a little more out there and adventurous with my clutches and particularly love those with a rocker edge or influence.  I just found this little beauty at Raffaello Ties and I'm already having obsessive thoughts of it appearing in my wardrobe.  Its got such a huge personality for such a little bag!

The black base leather gives it a classic feel without detracting from the studding, the distinctive closure and removable chain strap.  I'm particularly partial to the weaved leather detailing and the way it subtly compliments the rest of the design. This bag somewhat reminds me of a Gucci clutch I had approximately ten years back that I used extensively. It happened to be my first high-end bag so I'm sure I will always have fond memories of it.  Maybe that is one of the underlying reasons for my crush, although I do think this bag holds its own in the style stakes.

Now being Friday, I immediately think this could be the perfect Friday night drinks, dinner, date or just general gal on the town kind of bag in the right set of hands. Ah... yeah... mine!  The fact that this bag/clutch is on sale (an extremely decent one at that) should be a justification in itself for a purchase.  Hm... What to do? Clutches are making a massive resurgence in popularity in the fashion world as well.  Yet another justification. Three, and I think a purchase will be imminent. Let me ponder some more...  I'm sure some reason that is vaguely legitimate will spring to mind. 


Gucci leather clutch with gold stud detail available HERE

19 comments:

  1. i love studded bags, due to their rocker glam feeling and this one doesn't dissapoint, such a fab clutch, i was sure that it was gucci the moment i saw it, and even without reading the title of the post, something about this clutch screams gucci to me.
    i think that you should buy it especially if you don't have any other similar looking ones.
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    i've been drooling over a studded clutch myself as well, but i've drooling over many things so its ok lol.
    just check out my latest post and see what i mean about drooling over something (scratch that! someone!)

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  2. I totally see why you like this. This bag is so chic and studs are one of my favorite trends right now. You're right, the black leather gives it such a classic feel.

    xoDale
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  3. Hi Marianne and Dale, Aw.. you both say all the right things to push me over the edge to a purchase! Have a fab weekend ladies xx

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  4. awesome bag, love the gold hardware!
    xx

    Be Frassy

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  5. It's such a great clutch! I'd definitely get it, it's beautiful :)

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  6. This is totally you, Mandi. It's very edgy with a rocker attitude and a tinge of naughtiness :)

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  7. Great bag, so rock chic :)
    Kisses
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  8. OMG I want it <3

    XoXo
    Plami

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  9. Mandi! I need your help...!
    Foud some IM Otway studded booties online in a UK 5/ EUR 38. Do you know if they run small, just like the Willow? I´m a 39 in the sneakers...

    I´m so into clutches right now, I think the Gucci one is so amazing, rock chic, edgy, glam... you are undecided about getting this amazing clutch? Let me help you:

    GET IT!!!!!

    Haha, sorry. Love all kind of black leather right now, leather pants, jackets...clutches!
    xo Doro

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    1. Hi Doro,

      We currently have the same obsessions! Your a bad, I mean good influence he he...

      Regarding the IM Otway boots, I haven't personally got a pair or tried them on (just never had the chance), but I've been told that they run the same as other IM sizing for say the Dana and Dicker boots and the sneakers. I'm thinking they may be a bit small for you since you have the 39 in the sneakers. You could always ask the seller if she has other IM shoes and what size she is in them just to check. I would probably wait for a 39 to come on personally.

      Let me know how you go. The Otways are amazing! xx

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  10. Thank you Mandi! I´m waiting for the seller´s answer...tic toc ;)

    The True Religion is a Carrie. It´s my favorite flared jeans, the best fit ever.
    Let me know how you go with the clutch, hehe. xo Doro

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    1. I bet you're waiting anxiously :) I will re the clutch. Aw.. it's so nice! I've been trying to be so good but that clutch is far too tempting! xx

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  11. Thanks for following, I appreciate it ^^
    I'm following you back ;)

    What a gorgeous bag!



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  12. Anonymous26.2.12

    Hi, do you have experience with the website http://www.raffaello-network.com. Ive known the website for years. However, I have never ordered anything with them because they don't have a good reputation in Europe.
    Thanks!!

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    1. Hi, about three of my girlfriends have purchased through their site within the past 2 years (delivery to Australia) and they have all had good experiences. I'm still eyeing off this bag, but haven't purchased personally. So that's all I have to go on. I've read their site about courier delivery and accepting returns etc, so that gives me a bit more peace of mind.

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  13. Great bag...loved everything studded this season!
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    1. Thanks Penny. You have such a nice blog xx

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