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The Bag Of The Season—If You Can Get To It In Time


Cocktail parties are a dime a dozen this time of year. The limited-edition Standard clutch that was the cause célèbre at Reed Krakoff’s Madison Avenue get-together is decidedly not. In fact, only 15 of the envelope-style clutches have been made in exotic ayer skin (that’s watersnake, to you and me), in a range of colors from racing green to denim blue to metallic copper. That makes it just about the most exclusive item you could put on your holiday wish list this year. But may we suggest that your Secret Santa acts fast? Last night’s Vanessa Traina-hosted soirée, which was followed by a small dinner at Indochine, attracted a quartet of editors in chief, along with plenty of top stylists and bloggers. And you know how the fashion set likes its arm candy. (Santa, if you’re reading this, I’ll take mine in matte white.) The hand-numbered clutches are available exclusively at Krakoff’s Madison Avenue boutique.

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