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August 27 2014

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Meredith Kahn: Clutch Performer

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Here, in a nutshell, is the problem with a clutch: It requires clutching. And, speaking as a temporary member of the 1.25-handed community (see: “It’s All in the Wrist”), that clutching business can be a real drag. So I was psyched to find out that Made Her Think designer Meredith Kahn is launching a capsule collection of bags based on the Fall ’09 Made Her Think clutch that’s been haunting my dreams. “All my friends were like, you’ve got to do something with straps,” explains Kahn, who has obliged her pals by designing six washed leather shoulder bags decorated with brass hardware. (Plus one belt, and a brass/leather boot bracelet.) For now, Kahn is planning to limit sales of the bags to private orders, and prices will range from approximately $700 to $1,200; visit www.madeherthink.com to get yours. “I’m dipping my toe in the water,” she notes. “My focus is still on making jewelry. But I always told myself that when I got to my fifth anniversary of the brand, I’d do bags, and then it just turned out that five years along was the right time.”

Photo: Courtesy of Made Her Think

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