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When Vintage Couture Meets Modern Material

 - May 16, 2007   Updated: Jul 14 2011
References: vivre
Why tote a fabric purse when you can protect your wallet with plastic? The Billeyette clutch is a plastic purse that brings modern material to classic design. Luxist says, "The Billeyette clutch from Malini Murjani has a resin exterior and a leather lining. A hidden magnetic closure secures the bag. The modern bag is expandable and comes in bright colors that put me in mind of exotic sportscars."

Implications - Designs that leverage new, unconventional materials for their construction are perfectly poised to attract youth consumers that are looking to differentiate themselves from their peers. What I particularly like about the plastic purse is that it is a visually compelling piece fit for even the most high-fashion minded folk, but would also work well with those who have a more modest fashion sense.