Please upgrade your browser for the best Refinery29 experience. Read more.

Saved! Access Favorites in your account profile. Removed from my favorites

Why DIY When You Can Spend $450 On A Clutch Made Of Tinsel?

  1. Begin



    See All Slides

    For years, designers have been dealing with hordes of skilled DIYers who have figured out ways to avoid paying hundreds of dollars for clever designs and instead created a homemade version. But, watch out, crafters — designers are going after your game now. Available exclusively on Net-A-Porter, handbag line Kotur's latest carryall is a $450 clutch covered in gold tinsel and jingle bells that only looks DIY.

    Pulled straight from leftover tree trimmings, the Kotur bag comes with an optional strap so you can wear it across your body, lest you ever find yourself getting tired of holding on to a ball of gold, foil fringe. Not so into this prepackaged craft and want to be a little more hands-on with your luxury clutches? For just $40 more, you could also buy a make-your-own Kotur bag complete with plastic gemstones and glitter glue. You already get commitment anxiety when working the hot-glue gun.

    Click ahead to see the DIY fake-out in all its gold glory.

    Begin Slideshow


Skin care

Get The Most Out Of Your Face Primer

Primers, like Tinder users, tend to be hit-or-miss. To find the partner (er, primer) of your dreams, you’ve gotta do some background work. Before clicking "add to cart," consider what kind will benefit your skin type and exactly how you’d like it to enhance your complexion. Because, if you find the one (or perhaps a read

What Too-Tight Clothes Really Do To Your Body

We've all been there: You're lying on the bed, sucking in your stomach so you can finally zip up that pair of skintight jeans. Or, maybe you've got a boning-lined dress that starts digging into your side even though it fit just fine at the beginning of the evening. Little moments like these served as the inspiration read