Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Tuesday Thrills - Franchi Clutch Bags

As this is the first 'Tuesday Thrills' post for 2012, I wanted to start on a glamorous note, which is something designer Franco Franchi is familiar with. His range of exquisite clutch bags are destined to accessorize the 'little black dresses' of the world with their refined splendor. Based in Florence, Franchi creates sparkling showpieces made from the best Italian leather, Oriental silks and Swarovski crystals. 

Founded in 1995, it is only recently that Franchi Handbags have branched out into clutch bags, with a trendier market in mind. The design team creates bags with simple shapes, its magnetic appeal lies in the finer detailing. Decorative floral and studded trims, slinky mesh, gleaming gemstones and plush satin. 

Adding one of these clutches to your cocktail dress, prom gown or a tailored suit will transform your entire look. Even brides and their bridesmaids need somewhere stylish to carry their lipgloss. A Franchi clutch can be used to dress up a pair of jeans and heels for a girl's night out or a romantic date. It's the perfect size to keep all your out-on-the-town essentials. These are some pieces from the current collection.

1. Andrea in black. Leather and mesh with twist lock and silver chain handle. $275/R2239
2. Valerie in pewter. Boxy leather clutch with shiny mesh detail and gemstone lock. $228/R1856
3. Sharon in black. Crossbody leather drawstring bag with gold stripes and studded detail. Three other colour combinations available. $165.99/R1351
4. Giselle in black. Glamorous leather clutch with rhinestone embellishment. $237/R1929

5. Andrea in gold. Vintage style clutch made from pleated leather, with studded eyelet detail. $159.99/R1302
6. Tess Foldover in gold. My favourite choice, which has a woven leather and ruffle-pleat design. It has a fold-over flap with magnetic lock. Also available in black for a more casual look. $150.99/R1229.50
7. Tania Nappa in gold. Luxe quilted leather bag with crystal rhinestones and chain handle. $132.99/R1082
8. Kaly Glitter in gold. A shimmery leather clutch with floral motif. $137.99/R1123

9. Taylor in Navy. A change from black, this navy blue box-clutch is covered in delicate fabric rosettes, with a gemstone lock. Five other colours available. $161/R1311
10. Lorna Raggeta bow clutch in Red. A crimson rectangular shaped clutch in smooth satin, with cute bow detail. $161/R1311
11. Judith in Sage. An elegant soft green satin clutch with rhinestone accented lock. I love this unique colour. $105.99/836
12. Angela in Wine. A romantic plum toned clutch with satin spiral rose design. $168/R1368

These opulent clutch bags can be purchased via Zappos.com, where some of them are currently marked down on, but with limited quantities. Zappos have a larger variety, but I found the lowest price to buy a Franchi clutch online is from 6pm.com

Happy Shopping!


Marianna said...

I took a long time to check out your blog and your posts, which i did for almost one hour and i am proud to say that i've read hundreds of them, now i just need time to comment. which i will do but slowly.
i shall start off with this post, i was familiar with the franchi line before but i had no idea that they were sold on zappos so i was pleasantly suprised to discover that through your blog.
this line of handbags although a bit too much for me ( i like simpler lines), its a fab statement piece to hold with any kind of dress or suit as you said. and that i have to recognise.
after reading so many posts of yours, i now can say that you are one of my fave blogs out there, and that for me is a very difficult thing to say since i have only a limited list of favorite blogs (although i check out many blogs everyday) featuring blogs like sartorialist on my fave list.
i am glad that i discovered this blog. keep up the amazing work sam!
i now follow you via bloglovin and GFC.
off to comment on your other posts (especially the one about Pippa i must comment)...
greetings from http://lureofthedarkside.blogspot.com/

Marianna said...

i decided to feature you on my fave list on my blog!!!

Arianne said...

My fav ones are Sharon in black and Taylor in Navy! I love that combination: golden and black! I usually pair black with silver but here it's the proof that it also looks soo cute with golden!
And about Taylor in Navy, I think it's so elegant and original! Love it so much :D (although it is not very cheap haha)

By the way, you almost made me cry with your comment. Thanks SO MUCH,seriously, it's the swetest comment ever! I love people like you, always trying to help and support the others, you'll always have mine as well :)
Oh! And I don't actually speak japanese! I speak Spanish, English and French (more less) but speaking Japanese it's just a wish hahaha I can only say very basic things but I'm trying to do my best ;)
Anyway, thank you so much for everything again, it means the world to me and I hope you are doing well because you truly deserve it.
Love you! Happy New Year doll! <3
Much love,
xo -A

Unknown said...

Hi darling! Beautiful post again! I don't have clutches, but these are gorgeous! Love them all! Xxx

Anonymous said...

So chic...I'm a sucker for bows and red, so you know which is my fav ;) But I also love the gold quilted one, really luxe!

<3 Cambria

thecalichemist said...

omg! loving all these clutchesss <3


Rahul Bhatia said...

An opulent collection!

Squared said...

love number 7 and 11!

Oh my Dior! said...

the black ones are amazing love them!!


Unknown said...

Wow those bags are gorgeous! I'm currently searching for a new clutch for the new year... and I have yet to find the perfect one for me :P


Purvi said...

Loved the 2nd and 10th one :) :)

Bailey Schneider said...

Oh my goodness these are so chic!! Any one of them could spruce up a dull outfit in a matter of seconds :-)
Love the first post for 2012 - HAPPY GLAMOUROUS NEW YEAR
I'm looking forward to reading another year of your great blog

Anonymous said...

Number 2, please. :)

Alessandra Mazzini said...

Love the third one!!!


Unknown said...

Happy 2012 doll and I'll take one of each please.

<3 Marina

Paolita@BerryHaute said...

I really like that navy clutch, the texture makes it very interesting and I love the lock.

A Life Un-Styled said...

All of these look great, sadly I very rarely use evening clutches...Makes me wonder what I take when we go out at night?! Great post Sam, a fabulous start to Tuesday Thrills for 2012!

Tania said...

I don't think I can ever get enough of clutch bags, it's so much better than carrying a handbag :) Love your blog header, so chic!! xx


CheckMyFashion said...

Hi Sam,
What a great post about the different clutches.
Clutches are unthinkable in every girls closet;)

Keep up the good work

From http://www.checkmyfashion.com/

An Online Wardrobe for worldwide Fashion Lovers

Crazy for fashion said...

Happy New Year, Sam! Great post, I love clutches, they are so chic. Kisses <3<3

Rakhshan said...

i'm a total clutch person, love them and these are so lovely, gaga for the gold quilted one<3

Lena said...

Looks amazing!

Fictitious Fashion said...

I love 9-12... GOrgeous!!!
re: n yess.. rain did wash it out.. N staying indoors wid family is fun too :)

Daniella said...

What a beautiful selection of bags!!! I love love numbers 9. and 10. they are both such rich and striking colours and i love the texture of the navy one!

Great post sweetie!! Take care,Daniella xox

Denise said...

For a clutch it can really be expensive, but I loved # 12, and the price tag is kind of reasonable! It all depends, how many tines one would wear it... I don't think I have many events right now... :)

Alba said...

Thank you sooo much for your comment :) You're really nice! I wish you too a really happy new year!!



Elle Sees said...

im always on the look for a new clutch! thanks for sharing.

Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings said...

Beautiful bags!! My faves are 1, 2 and 7.
Happy New Year!!

Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

Anonymous said...

just adore your Clutches selection .. love the glamour and the fringes! x

Teresa said...

#3 is my favorite, i can see myself wearing it already :)


Mandy@OrangeAutumn said...

That crimson clutch with the bow is adorable!! I love it! Send it my way :)

Lipgloss Kisses said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. :) Happy 2012. I love these clutch bags. :)

AndreiaSalim said...

Thank you for your comment on my blog:)
You are very kind!;)

A big kiss from Brazil!;)

samecookiesdifferent said...

love the first set of bags! really nice
xx the cookies
share the feeling
visit <3
happy new year!

Molliee said...

so cute! Great finds!

Unknown said...

OMG am in love with all those bags x


Live life glamorous said...

Most of the bags are to expensive for me!

Unknown said...

number 11 is my fav!!

Bonnie said...

Christmas is over, so it might be a little late to ask for one of each of these bags. Hmmm ... Plan B -- I can choose a top five. :)

Twitter: @GlamKitten88

Anonymous said...

Gahhhh! His clutches are sooo pretty.
I am so obsessed with clutches right now :)
They're absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing dear!

Marianna said...

Hello, thank you so much for taking the time to reply back to my comment and for following me too. I couldn't believe my eyes when i saw it.
Actually the last dress of my post http://lureofthedarkside.blogspot.com/2012/01/femme-fatale.html it's Gucci and it was worn by Keira Knightley, as far as i am concerned J.LO never wore this particular dress. But i may be mistaken. Again thank you very much for your comment!!!
lure of the dark side

Judith said...

Nice post, I love it! :)

Anonymous said...

So hard to choose !!! i love cluch nÂș 9 , simple and elegant. Thanks for sharing :)

Kiss Alexandra,


Anonymous said...

oooooooh!. These are quite lovely wee clutches. I can see he definately has a sort of opulent aesthetic in his designs ^_^

Hope you've been well! =D

Eeli x

Punctuation Mark said...

they're all so cute!!!

Marianna said...

beautiful and interesting blog! and i especially like the comment you left for Marianne M ,i totaly agree about the unconventional beauty and generally about the fact that we cant and we shouldnt be so brilliant and perfect..thats nature! if you like you can visit my blog http://sharingthepointofview.blogspot.com/
hallo from greece!

Gisell said...

these clutches are awesome! i collect them! im a hoarder lol kidding

Anonymous said...

beautiful blog dear. have a nice day!<3