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The everyday clutch is an undervalued thing. But consider how nice it would be to have this streamlined one from Fleabags that you could toss everything into—book, iPad, shades, whatever—and just go. Throw it in a carry-all for a long weekend, grab it for a Saturday stroll when you don’t want to lug around all the crap you haul M-F, or think of it as a big-girl version of the Hello Kitty pencil case you treasured all through middle school. Handy, no? —erica

BUY / 50 of a kind / $115

Read more about the Fleabags girls:

+ On finding each other at Brown University.

+ On the near-NYC fleas you’ve gotta hit.

+ On sourcing materials with stories.

Reasons to watch ‘Fleabag’ by Stylist

Olivia Colman is in it…

Ever-brilliant Colman starred with Waller-Bridge in the second series of Broadchurch, and now plays Fleabag’s deliciously vile stepmother. “She was the only person I could think of to play that sweet, sweet arsehole!” laughs Waller-Bridge. “She’s so convincing – she just seems like the loveliest person in the world, and then she twists the knife in at the end.”

Episode one of Fleabag is available on BBC3 from 21st July at 10am

Check out this rad brand from Brooklyn called Fleabags. The ALICE bag is from their Spring/Summer 2012 campaign and was made with recycled fishing net. These bootstrapping ladies were inspired by an NPR story about a fisherman who was affected by the BP oil spill and had a bunch of excess net he couldn’t use, so the girls tracked him down and voila the ALICE bag was born.

MOTTO: Fleabags strives to create products that are as green as possible while maintaining high quality and covetable design. Fleabags are made with organic and vintage materials, vegetable-tanned and re-purposed leathers, and other parts all sourced in the USA. All silkscreens use water-based ink. Fleabags are made in the USA with good old-fashioned sewing.

Thanks to Refinery29 for this tip.