Thursday 08.09.18

SUMMERTIME STYLE

It's that time of the year when grab and go is the motto and getting into the sunshine is the everyday priority.  Sundresses and sandals are a must and so is your go-to bag of the season.  Meet Anya, our favorite bag for summer, and our partner-in-crime at every farmer's market, beachside bungalow, and picnic at the park.  It's all in the details with this metal cutout box clutch, with its open lattice pattern and natural wood panelling, big enough to fit your necessities, that plus size phone, and comes with a drop-in crossbody chain.  So what are you waiting for?  The sunshine and your summertime style awaits.  Shop ANYA >

Wednesday 06.20.18

WE DO

The flowers, the cake, the bride, the groom, the dress, the family, the friends, the love.  In all the perfectly imperfect ways.  We do.

 
Tuesday 05.08.18

GARDEN PARTY

It's the season of fresh air, fragrant blooms and blue skies.  The golden sun is bringing everyone out of hibernation and the invites for outdoor fetes, brunch dates and grad parties are all awaiting répondez s'il vous plaît.  All that online shopping from the comfort of your cozy bed while degrees dipped to uncomfortable levels outside is FINALLY going to pay off.  So go ahead and respond an astounding yes to them all.  You've got new outfits and accessories all in the name of spring to show off. 

For the latest in Garden Party bags, click here >

Friday 03.09.18

FANCY SHMANCY

After last night's glamorous Oscars, we're feeling super fancy shmancy.  Gorgeous gowns, flawless faces and elegance...pure elegance...everywhere you looked.  We're especially inspired by all the sparkling crystal, whether it was draped on dresses, dripping on jewelry, glittering clutches, even bejeweling the stage sets!  Which is why today we're pulling all the stops and showing you our best SWAROVSKI crystalled pieces, just in case you too have a fancy ball to go to...yourself.  Shop CRYSTAL BAGS.

Friday 02.09.18

HOW DO I LOVE THEE?

By Elizabeth Barrett Browning

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of being and ideal grace.
I love thee to the level of every day's
Most quiet need, by sun and candlelight.
I love thee freely, as men strive for right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love with a passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints, I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life! and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.
 
Because we love thee!  25% off sitewide with code 25LOVE (excluding sale items) until February 14, 2018.
Monday 01.29.18

SUNSHINE STATE OF MIND

While we're chilled to the bone this particularly brutal winter season, we're keeping ourselves warm with thoughts of our upcoming getaway, where sunshine, drink umbrellas and soft, glistening waters rule the day.  For now, while the snow falls outside, you'll find us waiting patiently inside, glued to the screen displaying shopping carts filled with sundresses, bathing suits, sandals and the perfect bags for vacay.  The hardest part?  Narrowing all our loves down to a reasonable amount.  It's a $cience.

For this resort-ready wood bag and more, click here

Wednesday 10.04.17
Red Hot trends

RED HOT

Fiery and bold, it's the number one must-have color for Fall.  Whether you're adding a pop of color to your low-key fit or wearing red from head-to-toe, anything goes this time around.  So go beyond your norm and get extra.  It's not just a suggestion this time around, it's a must.  Shop all RED bags here.

Wednesday 06.14.17

The Art of Closing the Clutch

A fresh batch of party-invites brings with it the fun of deciding what to wear to the next wedding, also necessitating the hunt for the perfect party clutch, the ultimate finishing touch to your wedding guest outfit. (Bonus: Find one you can rock all season long, post-wedding!)

While we love the compact size of an evening purse or a party clutch, we know too well that it can sometimes be a challenge to fit all your essentials.  From snakeskin to silk, carved wood to crystals, clutches are our DNA here at Inge Christopher, and we design their every detail not just for looks but for functionality as well.  So to help you prep effortlessly, here’s our edit on what to bring to a wedding/party - making it a breeze to squeeze into practically every stylish and fancy clutch.

  

Phone: A challenge of evening purses and clutches everywhere, the ever-enlarging iPhone. My 6 Plus is particularly tricky, sometimes confining smaller clutches to the closet. Fortunately this gives me a legitimate reason to buy trendy new clutches made for my XL phone in mind.

Bobby Pins: Mini and magical, bobby pins are the best for keeping hairstyles in
place and providing extra volume throughout the evening.

Hair Tie: Don't get caught in the summer heat without one! Or the wind, for that
matter. A hair-tie is an easy addition to any bag, but I’ve also seen some cool
metal bracelet/hair-tie hybrids to keep them around your wrist without bringing
down your look.

Safety Pin: Another mini miracle worker! I always stash one in my evening purse
to bring to a wedding reception to troubleshoot any potential wardrobe
malfunctions.

Cash: Somehow there are still “cash only” bars in 2017. Fortunately a $20 or two
is an easy addition to any bag. Also comes in handy if you're splitting the bill
among friends.

Credit Card, Debit Card, ID: Three little cards I never leave home without. Slip
them in your bag’s interior pocket and you're good to go.

Keys: Nobody likes sleeping outside in their party clothes! I take my house key
off its keychain for maximum space-saving efficiency.

Lipstick & Eyeliner: Small yet mighty makeup for a quick refresh.

Mini Perfume: Spray twice on the go and you're all set. Doubles as deodorant in
a pinch! Sample perfume tubes are the perfect size, but make sure you like the
scent before you take it with you! Jo Malone scents are generally fail-safe.

Minty Gum: So fresh and so clean, clean. From brunch to the dance floor, fresh
breath is important. Especially at weddings, where you want to be on you’re A-game. Whether you’re bringing a date or on the lookout for a new love interest,
be sure to stash a few pieces in your purse to stay minty fresh.

2 Bandaids: For when you realize those heels weren't made for dancing.

Tissues: The ultimate wedding clutch essential for the emotionally in-touch, and a
must-have for bridal clutches.

Small Compact Mirror: For keeping your look on point without having to walk to
the restroom. Stick one in your clutch for weddings to make sure your mascara
doesn’t run after inevitably tearing up during the vows. Extra value if you have a
mirrored mini pressed powder.

For Daytime, Add:
Small Sunscreen:
Because a sunburn is never a good look. Sunbum's face stick
is super small, goes on sheer, and smells like a smoothie!

Sunglasses: Now this one can be tricky, friends. Chic sunglasses are a must for
sunny days, but clunky cases are best left at home. Pro Tip: bring along the lens
wipe to drape over the lenses if you're worried about scratches (or just keep 'em
on your face).

If Size Allows:
Foldup flats: If you're the type whose love of handbags is paralleled only by your
love of statement heels, the aforementioned bandaids might not be enough at the
end of the night. Occasionally I’ll bring along a slim little pair of foldup flats for
backup, especially at weddings where you don’t want your shoes to keep you off
the dance floor. Foldup flats can be a challenge to fit into most mini clutches or
any hand purse for bridal parties, but are an easy squeeze in a jacket pocket.
Yosi Samra makes great ones, and at the end of a long night you'll be happy to
have them.

So there you have it! Every tip and trick in our clutch-carrying book. Did we miss
anything? Let us know in the comments. And enjoy all the stylish fun to come!

Thursday 05.18.17

TO HAVE AND TO HOLD

It's officially wedding season.  The scent of fresh flowers is beginning to permeate the air, the sound of rain is fading into distant memory, and beautifully handcrafted invitations are starting to arrive at their destinations.  With so many tasks to tackle, finding an optimal clutch that can ideally hold all that you need for such a special day should be the least of your worries.  On the wishlist: something not only pretty for all the keepsake photographs but smart too, to hold your lipstick, powder, mini perfume, phone and (don't forget) tissues.  Well lucky for you, your search ends here.  Not only are these bags pretty and smart, they evoke a certain romanticism for the day at hand.  From the Swarovski crystal encrusted heart clasps or the sparkling ornament made with Swarovski crystals, these clutches will forever be sweet mementos of love.  So whether you're shopping for yourself, the MOB or your bridesmaids, check off your to-do list and make room for the more important things, making memories.  (For more bridal bags, click here.)

Friday 03.17.17

BLAIR EADIE'S ORNELLA OOTD

Name a few fashion bloggers. Go on, list a couple of those fabulous names. For me, Blair Eadie of the blog, Atlantic Pacific, is and will always be among the first to come to mind. Ever since the early days of fashion blogging, Blair’s Atlantic Pacific fashion blog made its mark with her aspirational aesthetic; a verifiable dream life shot around the world, ornamented with high-end accessories and rarely complete without her signature sunglasses.

As her blog and instagram have been a destination for me for many years now, you can imagine how absolutely thrilled I was to recognize none other than our ORNELLA Round Wood Clutch in her manicured hand. Rejoice! Blair styled our chic wood clutch impeccably with a classic silhouette c/o a floral Alexis top and Roksanda skirt, complete with a Gucci statement belt, Paul Andrew flats and, of course, those signature sunnies (Karen Walker). What an honor.  

Lauren

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