The search for the perfect clutch—one that translates from jeans and a tank top to a night on the town—can leave even the scrappiest shopper down for the count. Oftentimes, these little numbers are either too dazzling to warrant everyday use, or so ill-designed they may as well be relegated to gathering up your spare change.
In response, up-and-coming designer Marjori Seril delivers a one-two punch with her Knockout clutch, striking a critical balance between flash and functionality. This chic-meets-rough-and-tumble trophy piece is handmade in L.A. using only the supplest imported leather and high-end hardware from Italy and Japan, merging a distinctly street-savvy silhouette with luxe materials and artisanal production. Possibly deterred by the Knockout's prodigious price tag? Take note: this spring, the Met's Costume Institute inducted this bag into its permanent collection, giving it heavyweight couture cred that just don't come cheap.
The Knockout clutch proves itself worthy of its name.