They're both sexy with black tie attire AND can take a little beating and still look pretty polished. When my SA discovered that I didn't have an evening bag, she immediately suggested a clutch. For years I've been accustomed to filling my date's pockets with keys, cards and the odd lipstick, but then again... how can a girl be a viable social animal without a proper evening bag, after all, right? Still, I had never really imagined myself as a clutch kind of girl, and had flirted only briefly with the notion of carrying a Kelly Longue (black, of course). Yet I tried on several and none of them spoke to me. But the moment this came out of the box, I knew it was kismet! JPG black lizard kelly mini with ruthenium hardware: Since then she's been traveling with me and made appearances at all sorts of gatherings from formal functions to regular afternoon outings. She's been carried by a six-year-old ("Auntie G- I really like this bag. Can I have it? PLEEEEEEASE? It's just my size, look!"), accidentally drop-kicked in the mud at the park, and nearly fed to the carp in a large pond. She's pretty hardy, I must say. Keeps her shape much better than the counterparts I'd seen in swift, and with just a bit of gentle brushing off with a felt cloth, she's as pristine as the day I got her. No pics of the interior, but the inside is capacious enough to hold a bearn, a blackberry, a small digital camera, keys and/or a coin purse. Small, discreet, and stylishly functional - after fitting in a homing beacon/microprocessing chip, I think Q would approve. I know I do! I am absolutely smitten by this bag! __________________ Okay, just wanted to share. Now I'm off to bed!