Lauren Merkin Eve Cork Clutch, Handbag of the Day
Cork continues to pop up in more and more places. Today, it's the material for Lauren Merkin's Eve Cork Clutch. The hexagonal bag, which measures in at a respectable 9.5x4.5-in., making it a rather useful size for a clutch, is covered in thin cork and opens to reveal a pink-striped shimmery lining. The only downside is that the natural cork makes it a bit too casual for evening use and during the day you're likely to have more than a clutch can handle. It would, however, make a great second purse when you're traveling because you're likely to have a larger, plane-friendly bag that you don't want to tote around everywhere after you land. Price: $165.