Blooming Genius

Ava Box Clutches from Lambertson Truex

Amy Adams
March 06, 2013

With a spring Tiffany Leather Collection awash in daffodil, geranium and gardenia white, designers John Truex and Richard Lambertson seem to have doused Tiffany & Co. in Miracle-Gro. But theirs aren’t your garden-variety handbags, as evidenced by the custom-designed hardware and signature Tiffany-blue linings. “We were inspired by flower markets in the city and the sun-drenched countryside,” Lambertson says. “The vivid colors reflect the tailored simplicity, crisp shirting and stripes we saw on the runways.” The duo does the minaudière one better with a trio of clutches that makes us want to banish our winter satchels to the back of the closet, pronto: the foldover Babette with resin links, the glazed crocodile Sabrina and the mirror-sided Ava in pebbled or smooth leather. And for those times we need to carry more than a credit card and iPhone, there are plenty more commodious options, including the aptly named TRT (Tiffany Reversible Tote) that goes from camel to eye-popping yellow in a flash, the colorblocked Celia with exposed zipper detailing and the Devin frame bag in natural wicker sparked with silver leather trim — all sure to give our warm-weather wardrobes a little get up and grow. At Tiffany & Co.