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An Age-Old Sabbath Greeting Gets a High Fashion Treatment

This Designer Acrylic Clutch Is Another
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* Emblemized with “Shabbat” on one side, “Shalom” on the other
* Hard-shell, swirling blue acrylic clutch
* Lined interior with inlaid vanity mirror

Leave it to designer Brett Heyman to turn an age-old Sabbath greeting into a cheeky fashion statement. A longtime collector of vintage accessories, the designer founded Edie Parker handbags back in 2010, injecting fun and humor into an industry that’s been known to take itself a bit too seriously sometimes. Before the line launched, your choices for a pretty little evening bag were generally crystal encrusted, opulent affairs, or maybe a quiet satin confection with a classic clasp top. But Heyman’s wink-wink attitude towards accessorizing has changed all of that, making grin-inducing pieces like the Shalom clutch seen here the new norm for the once uppity miniaudiere.

While many have attempted to knock off the now-iconic Edie Parker look — hardshell box clutch emblemized with a cute bit of slang — it’s the careful attention to detail that still sets it apart from its imitators.

A true Edie Parker opens to a fully-lined interior and inlaid vanity mirror, just the way they made them in the 50s. On the outside, the exquisite meets the irreverent amid a swirling sea of blue acrylic; find “Shalom” inset on one side, and “Shabbat” on the other. Though Heyman’s revival of the mid-20th century acrylic box clutch was the inspiration that started Edie Parker, it’s the literal statement making like this that’s put her on the map.

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