Anndra Neen Metal Cage Clutches, Handbag of the Day
A metal cage clutch is not something you see every day. We were wowed by this pair from Anndra Neen we spotted on AHAlife. We never knew we wanted a metal cage clutch so badly!
These medieval-looking nickel silver alloy and brass clutches were found by AHAlife curator and editorial director Lauren David Peden in Mexico City, where the sister duo behind Anndra Neen (Phoebe and Annette Stephens, interviewed here) have quite the artistic pedigree: "Their grandmother was the artist and jewelry maker Annette Nancarrow and their grandfather was the avant-garde composer Conlon Nancarrow; the two lived in Mexico City in the 1930s and '40s, where they were friends with the likes of Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo and Anaïs Nin."
While some might immediately consider that you'd want to put the contents in an additional bag to protect your privacy; if you've ever had a wallet or a makeup case so pretty you wanted to show it off, this is your chance.
We'd love to see these pirate-treasure clutches adding edge to an LBD or metallic dress this holiday season, or even dressing up a pair of jeans on a night out. Of course, we completely understand if you just want to keep one on the mantle for show.
The Anndra Neen metal cage clutches are available for $675.00 from AHAlife.com (free to join) while supplies last, and can be cleaned with jewelry polish. We bet you can't say that about any other clutches in your collection.