Saturday, December 8, 2012

J Crew - invitation clutch in glitter

J Crew's invitation clutch in glitter (26726, $98) is currently on sale in-store & online for $69.99. The color is called black silver (BSI).



I love the invitation clutch silhouette. I didn't really care for the colorblock look on this, but I thought my love for the invitation would sway me to buy it. Until I tried it.


The glitter is very rough and very prickly. It's very uncomfortable to feel on the body. I thought maybe a mild discomfort wouldn't matter. If I am using this, it's probably at nite and my arms will be covered with sleeves of some sort. However, the glitter tried to snag the kitty sweater I tried on and anything else nearby.


The Feeling
I absolutely did not like the feel of the glitter & the fact that it likes to snag clothing. A fancy Raiders fan would go nuts for this, but I didn't like the colorblock. As stated, I like the invitation silhouette. I like the silver shoulder strap. They could've chosen black. 
I have to say I've picked this clutch up a number of times and can't allow myself to buy it. Too uncomfortable for me. 


This one was for you, Ina :)






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12 comments

  1. Hi Gigi,thank you so much that you reviewed the clutch for me!
    It answered my questions:).

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    1. Hi Ina, I'm so glad you saw the review. :)

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  2. Totally an item I coveted in the catalogue, and then went "Meh" when checking it out in real life. Thanks for the review, Gigi!

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  3. Those types of gitter-covered bags have been everywhere this season. I agree with their snag potential, I'd be worried that it was pilling up my sweaters or dresses if I let it rub against the fabric too long. It just seems "cheap" the way they use glued-on glitter instead of perhaps sewn-on beads or sequins to get the same amount of shimmer.

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    1. Paper Crane - This is definitely a cheaper way to produce the glitter look. It's something any of us can do w/Modge Podge. JC had a glitter clutch last year and/or the year before that didn't have the same prickly feeling. The glitter tends to leave a trail on that one, though. Maybe the goal was to get the glitter to stay better and the way they did it is so dense it's sharp & prickly.

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  4. I gotta ask, how do you load the Invitation clutch so it doesn't bulge at the bottom? Mine look great empty, but then...

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    1. WFF - Change the operative word. No 'loading.' ;) I don't put a wallet in mine. I can fit the receipt pouch in there with credit card & id, my phone and maybe my camera. If the camera is in there, I might have to put it in without the pouch. The Factory Vero clutch is much more load friendly because it has a narrow, flat bottom.

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  5. Glad you reviewed this piece! I've been curious about it too - but not completely taken. Maybe if it goes down more in price.

    Tasia

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    1. Tasia, I hope I remember my review and *don't* buy it at a lower price lol.

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  6. Yeah, this was a no for me too. Glitter was falling off as I handled it and it would certainly snag anything but jeans. Not something I want to happen when I'm wearing a favorite cocktail dress!

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  7. I like the silver with black colorblocking--but envision that I would like it in a nice smooth buttery leather!

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