Handbag Reviews – Red Carpet Collection & Modalu London Olivia

On my way home from work, I passed  by Town Shoes and if you know me, I can’t resist a placard that says, “up to 50% off.”  I picked up two gorgeous bags; a clutch from the Red Carpet Collection and a cross body bag named Olivia from Modalu London.

I have always obsessed over the eponymous McQueen knuckle duster clutches.  Since I don’t have upwards of $1000 to blow on a clutch, this one from the Red Carpet Collection at Town Shoes will have to do.

The quality seems really good and it’s a very solid piece.  I can’t wait to pair it with a sexy LBD or a flirty frock.  It’s definitely a statement piece!

The skulls and rhinestones on the knuckle duster are beautifully executed, and I’m a sucker for anything in violet!

… so it’s no surprise that I picked up another purple bag! The Modalu London Olivia bag blends style and function into a neat, structured package.  Everyone knows about the Pippa bag, but I think this piece is a more versatile addition to my handbag closet.

I love the detailing on this bag.  The rich suede leather is embossed with a reptile pattern, and the organic curvy stitching is contrasted with the gold hardware.  I love the way the corners frame the bag and add polish.

Check out my review of both bags below: