I would own a clutch that is made entirely of soda pop-tabs. I mean, I have an impractical asymmetrical haircut, I'm 25 and still rock my nose piercing I got when I was 18, and I just got a microdermal anchor under my collarbone. I'm not one for preppyness or average. And before you pause and go "Really.. A pop-tab purse? Are you five? It must be hideously ugly." No. I'm not. And this purse is cooler and more chic than you think.
|What I'm really trying to say is check yourself before you wreck yourself.|
I bought this item on a whim, with the added boon of a 20% off coupon to sweeten the deal and loosen my pursestrings. Even so, this purse was still about $100 USD with a $10 shipping charge. The Leda is a handmade clutch from Escama Studios, with pop-tabs macramaed together into a weird version of chainmail by shiny grey thread. The interior of the purse is lined in silver silk with an interior zip pocket. But be aware! This is really a true clutch, the pictures from Ecoist.com can be misleading and make you to believe this purse is larger than it is. It is still very cool, but I carry a smaller ID case, a powder, a lipstick, my phone, headphones, keys and maybe my sunglasses... AND THATS IT. It's filled to the brim. Anymore makes it awkwardly bulgy. But for the record. When you buy a purse comprised entirely of pop-tabs you're not really in the market for practicality.
That being said, this is my favorite purse. I enjoy not carrying my entire life around with me, I feel very streamlined and chic. It compliments my wardrobe nicely as I wear a lot of black, white, cream, skinny jeans, blazers, leggings, wedges and sheer layers. It also gets me lots of compliments. People really enjoy its uniqueness. I mean everyone's seen Duct Tape everything - from wallets, to prom dresses, to shoes, to condoms. But not everyone has seen pop-tabs, so it's pretty novel.
Also, the Ecoist website specializes in recyclable purses and jewelry that supports local artists/ shops/ impoverished groups. So buying the purse, while consumerism, is also a good deed?
Anyways, I love this purse! If you sign up for Ecoist's mailing list, they send out coupons periodically for 20%, free shipping or $10 off of a purchase. However, Ecoist does not participate in Ebates. Just, you know, FYI.