As the Middle Eastern fashion market shapes up before our eyes, the front runners in terms of innovation and demand are the accessory designers. Today, we present you with the coolest of the pack: the clutch queens who are out to conquer the world with their statement arm candy.
The Clutch Pack
The Dubai-based designer of Lebanese descent offers chic accessories for the urban woman who has a flair for art and design-inspired pieces. US $1,100; AED/SAR 4,040 www.avenue32.com
Sarah Beydoun’s charitable enterprise, which helps women in Lebanon’s prisons, has turned into a real success story. Her clutches make for a perfect pop accent. US $1,050; AED/SAR 3,856 www.sarahsbag.com
Dubai-based designer Liliane L’Afshar launched her Perspex clutch collection a little over a year ago and grabbed the attention of elegantes and editors alike. US $638; AED/SAR 2,343 www.brownsfashion.com
NS by Noof
Bahraini designer Noof Al Shekar uses semi-precious stones, gold, and exotic skins when designing her clutches inspired by Islamic architecture—a solid recipe for a successful brand launch in our region. Price on request. www.nsbynoof.com