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

Wednesday 02.08.17

GIVE LOVE

We're in love with love.  Express yours with two of our favorite styles.  Both our LOVE and HEARTS minaudieres feature sparkly Swarovski crystals, perfect for that special night out.  Given as a gift or a little something for yourself, this token of affection will be a priceless keepsake for years to come.  Inge Christopher also donates 20% of our proceeds from every sale of the HEARTS bags to the following nonprofit organizations:
Black/Black - DonorsChoose.org, www.Donorschoose.org
Black/White - Doctors without Borders, www.doctorswithoutborders.org
Blush - Breast Cancer Research Foundation, www.bcrfcure.org

Tuesday 01.17.17

WE'RE GREEN WITH ENVY

Refresh your closet with this year's Pantone color of the year - Greenery.  Our Karlie crossbody bag , in a two-toned Blue Green graphic pattern, is the perfect pop of color to wear with your personalized denim jacket .  Pair with statement earrings and the street becomes your runway.  Who knew going green was so easy?  (Made with genuine snakeskin, goldtone hardware and also available in Black White and Grey Brown.)

Thursday 12.15.16

SHAY SLAYS WITH OUR KEIRA MINAUDIERE

When we design our handbags, especially our evening bags, we like to envision the stylish women who will soon be carrying them to their glamorous events. After wearing our black velvet KEIRA Minaudiere to the iHeart Radio MMVAs earlier this season, Shay Mitchell has given it yet another red carpet moment at the Outfest Legacy Awards, pairing it with a statement-making gold suit by Kayat. Swoon! Shay has clearly taken a liking to our KEIRA bag, and with its gorgeous woven velvet, it's easy to see why. 

Lauren

Monday 11.07.16

PINK IS IT

We are so obsessed with this new addition to our Fall collection!  The Athena Crossbody Canteen made of blush colored leather with scales lightly tipped in gold and a geo circle push clasp is hot on trend.   Pink in all sort of shades from dusty rose to fuchsia has appeared on the runway and in fashion magazines as the new trend color for Fall Winter 2016.   So if you've been looking for the perfect pink bag to freshen up your fall look, this is it.   Also available in Black, Grey, Ocean and Eggshell if you prefer the more classic colors.

Monday 10.03.16

EVENING ESSENTIALS

So you've got the dress, but what about the rest? Introducing our elegant PAULINA Silk Minaudiere, a stunning silk version of our popular snake print PAULINA Leather Minaudiere. This chic crossbody evening bag is made with crystals from SWAROVSKI so it shines bright through the night, and while it comes in more colors, I find it to be the perfect little black bag for special occasions from date night to holiday parties (and everything in between). Pink Pepper boutique paired it with elegant earrings and a bold red lip for a classic evening look. We approve!

Lauren

Friday 07.15.16

CENTRE COURT CHIC

I just discovered the fanciest festival in the world and it's called Wimbledon. It felt so classy and luxurious, from the official timekeeper being Rolex to the simple fact that there is an official champagne of Wimbledon (anything with an official champagne has my seal of approval). And more importantly, it was so much fun! My boyfriend and I went for two days, first with a grounds pass to sit in at courts 3 through 18 and sip Pimms cups on Henman Hill. The classic day out at Wimbledon, complete with strawberries and cream. The second day we were lucky to score seats at Centre Court tickets for the day, for matches including Andy Murray's second round win (and he just went on to win the tournament - hurrah!). Our chic AURORA Minaudiere was the perfect bag for Wimbledon, especially for Centre Court - stylish and sophisticated but not too formal. Whether my other hand was holding a flat white at the morning match or a glass of champagne mid-afternoon, this versatile crossbody clutch was the perfect accessory. Game, set, match.

Lauren

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