Lauren Merkin Eve Plaid Clutch, Handbag of the Day
A light plaid just says summer, easy, classic and just a bit preppy. Call it the gin and tonic of fabrics. This clutch from Lauren Merkin is done in silk shantung in a peachy plaid shot through with cream and brown. It opens with a hexagonal frame and has a pink striped Lurex lining. Imagine this one tucked under your arm at a summer garden party, paired with a long white linen dress and arms full of gold or silver bangles. The bag sells for $165.