If you've been longing for a box clutch but can't afford the more expensive ones--like a Bottega Venetta Knot clutch, for example--but are willing to spend a little bit of money, there's a great alternative for you: the Diane von Furstenburg Lytton Metallic Minaudiere:
I absolutely adore the little driftwood clasp; it's both unusual and striking. The color is called anthracite; it's sort of a bronzy gray, and I think it would look great next to dark red, forest green, navy blue, and royal purple fabrics. Perhaps you can snag one of these for your New Year's party?
Buy through Neiman Marcus for $295.00.
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