Review of Bellorita fish embellished clutch

A clutch that works for all kind of dressing situations

I was looking for a clutch that works well for special work situations like a conference dinner or reception, going for lunch with colleagues, attending an award banquet, as well as for evening events like going out with friends, First Friday, seeing a fashion or other show, and of course for date night. Sort of a chameleon that one can dress up and down. Something special, unique, and practical that works with all kind of outfits.

#accessories luxury looking fish embellishment on the flap
Zoom-in on the luxury looking embellishment of the clutch c/o Bellorita to show the fish painting on the right side of the flap. Compare the fishes in the featured photo, the fishes look different, which makes the design so interesting

When I saw the Bellorita clutches, I knew I had found what I was looking for since a long time. You can imagine, I was more than excited to be invited to choose a sample for review. I picked the so-called Fish Black Crossbody Clutch. Note this beauty also comes in blue.

An best of East and West masterpiece of design

When I opened the package arrived, the first I noticed, was the great light scent of real leather. When I took the clutch out of its protection wrap, I was excited by the great beauty of the design (see photo below). Think the motives of Asia paired with the classic European leather work tradition made in Los Angles. A perfect West meets East.

#accessories handmade designer purse
Zoom-in on the handmade designer purse c/o Bellorita to show the outstanding craftsmanship of this hand-made piece. Here the drop handle is attached. The gold-colored chain is shown in the upper part of the photo. The chain and drop handle mean two additional ways of wearing it and enhancing the diversity of styling options

The engraved and sensitively blooming painted fishes look like pieces of art separated by a band of the most beautiful pebbled black leather. The outstanding textured black leather has a nice slightly shiny grain, which matched beautifully the luster of the pearls of the “air bubbles.” The craftsmanship is excellent. No rests of clue. Every seam is straight. Excellent leather. One sees that great attention was paid to every, even the tiniest detail in the production process.

This bag can be worn as an elegant evening clutch or at a formal wedding, on a short wrist band (perfect for conference buffets and receptions, First Friday) or as crossbody (work, going out). In the latter case, the piece hangs on a delicate gold shoulder chain. A very nice, posh Euro Chic touch.

#fashionover50 mature woman in a silver, pearl, black, blue look with matching clutch
Great Northwest denim shirt, Herra silver leather jacket, Ivank Trump ankle strap pumps, three strands pearl necklace, statement belt (all own), cropped pants c/o WHBM, and clutch c/o Bellorita. The outfit repeats the colors of the fishes on the flap. The pearl necklace picks up the bubble decoration
#advancedstyle midlife woman in going out with the friends look accessorized with a handcrafted purse
Front view of going out outfit. Great Northwest denim shirt, Herra silver leather jacket, Ivank Trump ankle strap pointy-toe nude pumps, three strands pearl necklace, statement belt (all own), cropped trousers c/o WHBM, and handcrafted black fish purse c/o Bellorita

This clutch keeps me organized

I was looking for a unique, well designed and organized clutch for a long time. You know one where everything from car key, cash, comb, beauty essentials, phone, to drivers licence and credit card have their own space. A purse, where you can keep organized and aren’t at the risk to loose something, when you take out your phone or whatever. This clutch has an interior center zip pocket, 16 card slots for credit cards, driver’s licence and passport card, and 7 slip pockets. The bag closes with a snap on the front flap. Have a look at the collage below, and you will see how well this beauty solved this problem for me.

#accessories collage of the interior of the Bellorita
View into the Bellorita interior. There are 16 compartments for credit cards, business cards, etc. I don’t even have so many cards! There is a large compartment for bills in the back and two in the front. In the middle is a zippered pocket for change. The cell phone fits on one side of this pocket, mirror, comb, and cosmetics like lipstick, eyeliner, makeup powder, and utilities like pencils and keys fit on the other side of the change pocket

Size details

This clutch-crossbody is 10 inches (25 cm) times 5 inches (13 cm) and 2 inches (5 cm) deep. It comes with a wrist strap having a drop of 8 inches (20 cm; see photo at the beginning of this post) and a 24 inches (61 cm) shoulder chain. It weights 1.2 lbs (544 g).

Prize performance ratio

I was positively surprised about the price of only $199! This purse is very affordable <3 . Since it goes for so many real world dressing situations, the price-per-wear will be below $1 in less than two years assuming you only don it only on weekends. However, when you have many business work trips, it will be below $1 in less than a year. The size even allows to use it as a wallet and carry it in your carry-on when on planes.

#styleover50 midlife woman looking in posh dinner with the clients outfit with Bellorita bag
Bag c/o Bellorita styled for going out to dinner with clients or colleagues. Own Burberry trench coat, Ellen Tracy LBD with zipper details, Kieselstein Cord belt and buckle, Anne Klein pumps (all own), and baroque opera length pearl necklace worn as choker c/o The Pearl Clasp
#midlifestyle woman looking elegant in LBD, trench, pumps, pearls and purse
Burberry trench coat, Ellen Tracy sheath, Kieselstein Cord belt with 3 horses buckle, Anne Klein pointy toe heels (all own), multi-color pearl necklace  c/o The Pearl Clasp. Look accessorized with a purse c/o Bellorita. Again the look is inspired by the colors of the fishes

Shipping, customer support, ordering

Some bags of Bellorita’s collection have to be pre-ordered, i.e. the bag is made on demand. The customer service gives you details on the time line and I made a very positive experience with the quick pace of their responsiveness.

Bellorita offers FREE Two Business Days Express shipping in the US on all orders. Even to Alaska! I really love this. <3 They also offer the Next Business Day delivery option in the U.S. at $35. Perfect for last minute orders when you need a gift last minute.

#maturestyle woman in classic posh outfit of sheath, trench, pumps and Bellorita clutch
Zoom-in on dinner with the colleagues/clients outfit inspired by the design of the clutch c/o Bellorita. Own Burberry trench coat, Ellen Tracy LBD, Kieselstein Cord belt and buckle, Anne Klein pumps, and pearl necklace c/o The Pearl Clasp

A perfect addition to the wardrobe of professional women

The Bellorita clutch is a perfect addition to the wardrobe for all women who want to give their outfits a unique touch. Since each piece is handmade, no two are exactly alike. They are also Must-have items for all designer bag collectors.

How I styled this bag

I accessorized with this bag three times since I got it. Full disclosure, I wore it three days in a row! The first time, I wore it for a work lunch to discuss some research with a colleague (see outfit photos with pants and leather jacket). The next time, I wore the clutch for a work dinner with a colleague (see photos with LBD and trench coat). On Saturday night, I wore it with the chain for date night out with my hubby. Every time I donned this beauty I received tons of compliments!

#advancedstyle mildife woman in blush pink date night look with Bellorita crossbody
Hinge quilted blush pink leather jacket, Ivanka Trump strappy sandals (all own),  mother-of-the-bride dress c/o JJ House accessorized with the black fish clutch worn on the chain c/o Bellorita
#fashionover40 older woman with cocktail dress and fish crossbody
Front view of evening look: Hinge jacket, Ivanka Trump pearl embellished sandals, statement necklace and earrings (all own), cocktail dress c/o JJ House, and embellished designer  crossbody c/o Bellorita

Verdict: Thumbs up

I love this Bellorita purse. I can really recommend it to my best friends. If you are looking for a truly unique accessory, check out Bellorita’s collection. Their handmade full-grain designer leather bags are pieces of art that will both accessorize and complement any outfit. It’s art meets function.

#advancedstyle midlife woman in fit-and-flare cocktail dress with cross body evening bag
Side view of date night look. Hinge leather jacket, Ivanka Trump ankle strap sandals, lace inspired cuff (all own), fit-and-flare chiffon and lace cocktail dress c/o JJ House, styled with black fish crossbody c/o Bellorita

In summary

This crossbody/clutch has excellent quality at a very affordable price ($199 or $179.10 when you use the 10% off coupon), is well thought thru and functional, and it’s unique West-meets-East designs permits styling it up and down. Browse their collection now.

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Photos of me: G. Kramm
Other photos: N. Mölders

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