Clare Vivier

Update: This post has been updated on April 11, 2017. Scroll down to see the new adds.

Shoes will always be my first love, but occasionally I will stray a little and fall for a nice handbag. Such as this absolutely gorgeous statement clutch by Clare V.! I love the boldness of the leopard print and, as you can see from the picture below, you can either let the bag stand out by itself or pair it with other statement pieces to achieve a more dramatic look. At $275, it’s not a super expensive splurge, but it ain’t exactly budget-friendly either.

Clare V. Supreme Haircalf Leopard Print Fold Over Clutch

Clare V. Supreme Haircalf Leopard Print Fold Over Clutch
($275, Clare V.)

P.S.: Also available at Net-A-Porterls, Shopbopls, Nordstromls, Neiman Marcusls & Revolve.

Style Bloggers Love Clare V.

Style bloggers such as Rachel from Pink Peonies has been spotted wearing Clare V. Supreme Haircalf Leopard Print Fold Over Clutch various times on her blog.

Rachel (Pink Peonies) carrying a Clare V. Supreme Haircalf Leopard Print Fold Over Clutch

Outfit pictures via Pink Peonies.

RDBStyle Concrete Jungle Cheetah Print Clutch

Update (04/11/2017): Check out this cute cheetah print clutch by RDBStyle which is a nice and budget-friendly alternative to the pricey Clare V. fold-over clutch.

RDBStyle Concrete Jungle Cheetah Print Clutch (Clare V. dupe)

RDBStyle Concrete Jungle Cheetah Print Clutch
($36, Red Dress Boutique)

Banana Republic x August Handbags “Ravello” Fold Over Clutch

Update (04/11/2017): Also discovered this cheetah print foldover clutch at Banana Republic which is quite similar to the Clare V. version above, look- and, unfortunately, also price-wise.

Banana Republic x August Handbags "Ravello" Fold Over Clutch (Clare V. inspired)

Banana Republic x August Handbags “Ravello” Fold Over Clutch
($248, Banana Republic)

Tony Bianco “Malibu” Cheetah Print Pony Hair Fold Over Clutch

While browsing through Tony Bianco‘s new arrivals recently, I discovered this pony hair fold over clutch and had to do a double take to make sure I wasn’t looking at the Clare V. original. Sure, TB’s “Malibu” clutch isn’t that much cheaper than the real deal, but it’s still about $115 less and if you live in Australia it’s definitely more convenient to buy this one than order the original from overseas.

Tony Bianco "Malibu" Cheetah Print Pony Hair Fold Over Clutch (Clare V Supreme knockoff)

Tony Bianco “Malibu” Cheetah Print Pony Hair Fold Over Clutch
($159.95 AUD, Tony Bianco)

Image source(s): Shopbop, Pink Peonies, Banana Republic, Tony Bianco

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Update: This post has been updated on April 11, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

I feel like I’ve been waiting ages to finally be able to feature this gorgeous leopard calf hair clutch by Clare V. which has been on my “Real vs. Steal“-radar for the longest of times. Even though this zippered clutch has been quite the hit among personal style bloggers, fashion insiders and IGers all over the world, no one seemed to bother coming up with a decent dupe for this coveted animal print clutch which, by the way, retails for $245. When it comes to statement bags I, as a deeply loyal shoes girl, will almost always opt for the cheaper, look-for-less route because I am way too lazy to switch up my bag game on a day-to-day basis. That’s why the handful of bags that I do own hardly ever get as much exposure as they deserve and mostly live in the shadow stashed away in a dark corner of my closet. And even though I’m really loving this particular statement clutch (never ever getting tired of leopard print) and don’t think $245 is an astronomically high price for this wild-looking beauty of a bag, I think I’d prefer not to spend hundreds of dollars on a clutch that might not get me a satisfying cost-per-wear ratio eventually.

Clare V. Leopard Flat Haircalf Clutch

Clare V. Leopard Flat Haircalf Clutchls
($245, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstromls, Clare V., Amazonamazon & Revolve.

Style Bloggers Love Clare V.

Personal style bloggers such as Kat Tanita (With Love from Kat), Jessica Sturdy (Bows & Sequins), Amy Jackson (Fashion Jackson) and Lauren Slade (Style Elixir) have all been spotted wearing a Clare V. Leopard Flat Haircalf Clutch.

Personal style bloggers wearing a Clare V. Leopard Flat Haircalf Clutch

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Banana Republic x August Handbags “Portofino” Cheetah Print Clutch

Update (04/11/2017): Spotted another animal print clutch alternative today! You can buy it for $198 at Banana Republic which is admittedly only slightly cheaper than the real deal, but you might prefer the pattern on this one or just wait until this clutch goes to sale later on in the season. By the way, a smaller version for $78 is available here.

Banana Republic x August Handbags "Portofino" Cheetah Print Clutch (Clare V. inspired)

Banana Republic x August Handbags “Portofino” Cheetah Print Clutch
($198, Banana Republic)

BP. Leopard Print Genuine Calf Hair Pouch

And now we’re talking again! The fashion gods seem to have heard my (our?) prayers and so BP. came up with a fabulous leopard print clutch that’s super close to the Clare V. version. Same design, same animal print and same size! What I also really love about this bag – apart from its obvious dupe potential, of course – is that it is made of genuine calf hair just like the real deal, but it’s only $45 instead of $245. Major steal deal alert! Yes, the leopard print calf hair portion is restricted to the front side of the bag only, but that’s totally fine with me. So what are you waiting for? Your next budget-friendly statement clutch buy is ready to ship!

BP. Leopard Print Genuine Calf Hair Pouch (Clare V. Flat Clutch dupe)

BP. Leopard Print Genuine Calf Hair Pouchls
($45, Nordstrom)

Image source(s): Shopbop, With Love from Kat, Bows & Sequins, Fashion Jackson, Style Elixir, Banana Republic, Nordstrom

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Copycat Math - Céline Trio Bag + Clare V. Flat Clutch = Old Navy Striped Crossbody

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Image source(s): PurseForum, Clare V., Old Navy

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I’ve fallen in love with the color cobalt blue a few years ago and ever since swoon over everything that’s tinted in this deeply saturated blue hue. Another thing I have a soft spot for is thick pebbled leather. The first time I learned to love this luxurious texture is when I got the BagInc “Alexa” Bag. The leather felt so incredibly soft! Clare Vivier‘s Foldover Clutch has both of these things. It comes in this amazing blue color and the pebbled leather just adds depth and detail to this already great-looking bag! And how cute is the papaya pink lined zipper? Such a great contrast against the cobalt blue! But the best thing is that this clutch isn’t as expensive as it looks. Only $235!

Clare Vivier Foldover Clutch in royal blue pebble

Clare Vivier Foldover Clutch
($235, Clare V.)

P.S.: Also available at Shopbop & Nordstromls.

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This super chic clutch by Clare Vivier is perfectly on trend, incorporating all of the elements that exhibit elegant style at its best. Although many clutches are more evening attire oriented, this Neon Stripe Flat Clutch is perfect for casual days and is a great way to bring a touch of color to an outfit. It is an all season clutch and can be an interesting way to change your everyday handbag styles. Perfectly sized, it is just large enough to carry all your essentials without having that bulky feel. Although $215 isn’t extremely expensive for a staple purchase, we found an awesome look-a-like that is both beautiful and budget-conscious below!

Clare Vivier Neon Stripe Flat Clutch in brown and neon pink

Clare Vivier Neon Stripe Flat Clutch
($215, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available in other colors and designs at Clare V.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Clare Vivier

Katie Holmes and Susie (Sea and Swank) carrying a Clare Vivier Neon Stripe Flat Clutch

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Steve Madden “BSTRIPEY” Neon Striped Clutch

Striking similar, the Steve Madden “BSTRIPEY” Neon Striped Clutch is an extraordinary look-a-like which almost appears to be like a clone image of the designer version above. With the perfect shape and structure, this clutch is definitely a staple piece. And because of all of its versatility and modern elegance, you can virtually pair it with any outfit for a flawless finish. It is also priced quite nicely at $39.99 (sale price!), so you can shop guilt-free!

Steve Madden "BSTRIPEY" Neon Striped Clutch in burnt orange and hot pink (Clare Vivier Neon Flat knockoff)

Steve Madden “BSTRIPEY” Neon Striped Clutchls
($39.99, Steve Madden)

P.S.: Also available at Zappos & Amazonamazon.

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