Camille Zarsky Portfolio Clutch

What happens when you combine luxe red, croco-embossed leather, gold hardware, lots of pockets and zips, and room for an iPad? You get the Camille Zarsky Portfolio Clutch—and a whole lot of attention!

I can’t tell you how excited I was when I was contacted about giving the Portfolio Clutch a test run. I’ve actually been looking for a way to tote my iPad and essentials with me, and had been using my leather American Apparel Medium Zip Clutch, but the problem with that is that it’s not lined. So I was getting leather “lint” stuck on my iPad and wireless keyboard. Not pretty, and actually really annoying.

I knew I’d be heading to Tampa for Blogger Brilliance with my iPad in tow—a great opportunity to see if it this solution had both the style and substance I’ve been looking for. I was FedExed the clutch overnight (thank God for FedEx, right?), and I have to admit that the compliments started even with the bag screeners at the airport as I began my Tampa journey. Since you have to take computers out and put in them in the x-ray trays separately, my little clutch was already turning heads. The TSA agent was impressed when in a sea of black laptop cases, she saw this:

The back of the clutch…big zipper pocket perfect for fast-access to your business cards.

Of COURSE, at Blogger Brilliance, the ladies in attendance raved (and tweeted) about my clutch. I just knew croco-stamped red would provide the perfect pop of color and texture for my black and white snake pants. The clutch was easy to carry and just the right size.

Bag: Portfolio Clutch, courtesy of Camille Zarsky
Jacket: Ann Taylor • Tank: Express • Pants: BCBGMAXAZRIA (similar) • Watch: Michael Kors • Ring: YSL • Bracelets: Tory Burch
Photos by Kristina of Pretty Shiny Sparkly. Thanks, babe!

And here’s what I had inside: My iPad, my huuuuuuge Mont Blanc wallet, my iPhone and charger (at the bottom, not visible in these shots), a compact, two lipsticks, and a slew of business cards in the outside pocket.

So all-in-all? I love Camille Zarsky’s tech- and fashion-friendly clutch. It can definitely function as your only bag for the the day, as I proved in Tampa. The only thing I’d change is to make the bottom of it gusseted for max capacity—I can carry my iPad and Apple wireless keyboard in it with nothing else except my charger (please, Apple, more battery power!). But true to my more-is-more, big bag mentality, I’d like to be able to get the keyboard, iPad, iPhone, wallet, and basic essentials in it.

That said, I know this clutch is going to be in high rotation—I’ve already carried it to a couple business meetings, and it truly is an eye-catching accessory that puts the finishing touch on both business or casual looks.

Thanks again to Camille Zarsky for this lovely addition to my clutch collection!

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  1. September 23, 2011 at 10:07 am — Reply

    Yep, that clutch is incredible. It looks smashing with your black, white, grey & gold ensemble.
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  2. September 23, 2011 at 10:11 am — Reply

    That clutch is amazing, especially since with all that space its super useable!
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  3. September 23, 2011 at 10:23 am — Reply

    ooh super pretty way to carry around your ipad. I got one, and i was so worried about dropping it or tossing it in my bag. I ended up returning it so i could get more shoes :3 I am LOVING your shoes a ton!!

  4. September 23, 2011 at 10:35 am — Reply

    aaahh yes! Very nice, V! Gotta love beauty and function, right! That thing totally looks like a rockin clutch, then you open it up and BAM! compartments for the win! I love it!
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  5. September 23, 2011 at 10:35 am — Reply

    WOW!!!! What a cover. That sure got all my attention! 😀

    ♡ from ©
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  6. September 23, 2011 at 11:05 am — Reply

    Ohhhhh it is absolutely gorgeous!!!

  7. September 23, 2011 at 11:24 am — Reply

    Rare is the computer bag that can make me say “yum”. It’s gorgeous. As if I needed another reason to want an iPad.

    Happy Weekend V!

  8. September 23, 2011 at 11:31 am — Reply

    This is soooooo hot! I love the colour, the texture absolutely frickin’ everything!! Have a great weekend 😉

  9. September 23, 2011 at 11:33 am — Reply

    Love it! the colour and the texture rock :)

  10. A Brit Greek
    September 23, 2011 at 11:34 am — Reply

    Such a sexy clutch, I was eyeing this up over at Pretty Shiny Sparkly!
    Have a brill weekend koukla!

  11. September 23, 2011 at 12:14 pm — Reply

    What a fabulous clutch, and so perfect for an IPad. I actually just got an IPad so this is definitely on my wishlist. :)

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  12. September 23, 2011 at 12:26 pm — Reply

    I love it! I need this clutch in my life.

  13. September 23, 2011 at 12:28 pm — Reply

    It’s perfect! I want one, too!
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  14. September 23, 2011 at 1:01 pm — Reply

    Now I have more disgusting bag lust. It’s awful. I just found the Rebecca Minkoff bag I HAVE to own (MAC, black with ghw) and the clutch you’ve shown here will be added to the list. You are so bad Vahni! In a good way!

    • September 23, 2011 at 1:49 pm — Reply

      Welcome to my world, Jill. A world where every Internet journey ends in an even longer list of items I covet.

  15. September 23, 2011 at 1:02 pm — Reply

    Seriously cute clutch.

    Is there music on your site now? Whenever i go to the index page, it’s playing and there’s no way to turn it off :(
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    • September 23, 2011 at 1:45 pm — Reply

      Thanks Courtney. There’s no auto play music on my site! You know I know better than that! I have two full posts that show on my homepage at a time, and right now the Gucci livestream is below. I have no control over the auto playing, but you can click the pause button and it will stop. Please note this is a temporary inconvenience.

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      • September 23, 2011 at 1:47 pm — Reply

        OMG! It makes so much sense that it would be the Gucci stream. I thought it was one of the ads and couldn’t figure it out. I didn’t think you would do such a thing :)!
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  16. September 23, 2011 at 1:02 pm — Reply

    Gorgeous! I want one to hold my non existent (but I hope to soon own) iPad :)
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  17. September 23, 2011 at 1:41 pm — Reply

    I couldn’t figure out if it was hot pink or red it looked more red in the photo of you stood up. It’s awesome that you can get your iPad into a clutch though.. that’s super convenient AND then still have space for other stuff as well. I’d love to see some pics from the blogger brilliance meet up.
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  18. September 23, 2011 at 2:05 pm — Reply

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  19. September 23, 2011 at 2:34 pm — Reply

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  20. September 23, 2011 at 2:55 pm — Reply

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  21. September 23, 2011 at 2:57 pm — Reply

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  22. September 23, 2011 at 3:01 pm — Reply

    Love the clutch! I need to get an iPad pronto because I don’t think they make laptop cases as chic. You look great lady!

  23. September 23, 2011 at 6:39 pm — Reply

    Oh my, I think I need one of these! Wonder if they ship to Australia? Need for ProBlogger Training Day in Melbourne next month!
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  24. September 24, 2011 at 11:16 am — Reply

    totally loved this clutch during blogger brilliance! pricey but oh so worth it!
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  25. September 24, 2011 at 11:59 am — Reply

    Beautiful clutch. I love a pop of red with any outfit. You look amazing!!!


  26. September 24, 2011 at 6:47 pm — Reply

    Wish I could have attended Blogger Brilliance! Might have to make the trip back home to Florida next year and check it out.

    The clutch is brilliant, I love :)

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  27. September 24, 2011 at 7:04 pm — Reply

    I love it! I love how big it is, which makes it stylish and functional. You look great V, edgy with that pop of color.

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  28. September 26, 2011 at 1:37 am — Reply

    OMGahhh! I absolutely love this clutch, mostly because of the use.. I’m a fan of fashion items that can actually serve more than intended pretty display. I agree about if the bottom was changed to fit more, but I can’t believe it fits so much actually already… iPad?. Well done V!
    *I’ll take those pants= they are so fab!
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  29. September 26, 2011 at 8:59 am — Reply

    You wouldn´t think it´s a computer bag, every inch is a glamor clutch. I love its color and the fact that it´s croco-embossed leather
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  30. September 26, 2011 at 3:41 pm — Reply

    I saw that bad boy in person and I was DEFINITELY drooling over it!
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  31. September 26, 2011 at 4:09 pm — Reply

    I love, love the clutch, and you holding it, like the grekk Goddess you are, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh A true inspiration, Vahni.
    Besos, GUAPA.
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  32. September 26, 2011 at 4:10 pm — Reply

    Greek, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh
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  33. September 26, 2011 at 7:36 pm — Reply

    I like it, it’s cute. A classic envelope clutch but Ipad case at the same time. I think it would be a good design idea if it had an optional shoulder strap. :)
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  34. September 26, 2011 at 10:08 pm — Reply

    Wow, that is an amazing outfit and the size of the clutch is perfect. I would leave it stupidly on the snack table or something; if it’s not strapped to me, I’d lose it! But, the color is fabulous and it seems it holds just enough.
    xo Christine
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  35. September 26, 2011 at 10:26 pm — Reply

    You already had me with the photos of the clutch. Then you said “black and white snake pants”. O-M-G!!! You dress with such authority, I simply adore it.
    xo, f
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  36. September 27, 2011 at 5:39 am — Reply

    Love the clutch – the perfect way to carry you iPad!! :) The colour is gorgeous too!! xx

  37. September 27, 2011 at 9:36 am — Reply

    I am in love with that clutch. Stylish and functional to boot – you can not get much better than that! When I first saw the photos of you with it from Blogger Brilliance I had no idea you could fit all that inside. What a great find!
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  38. September 27, 2011 at 1:44 pm — Reply

    In LOVE with this @camillezarsky Portfolio Clutch. Thanks to @gritandglamour for telling us about its greatness!

  39. September 27, 2011 at 5:24 pm — Reply

    That clutch is a stunner! The color red just pops with your outfit, and I can easily see it fit into many wardrobe stylings.
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  40. September 27, 2011 at 6:37 pm — Reply

    it’s gorgeous! And I’m loving it against the python printed pants…stunning. xo
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  41. September 27, 2011 at 8:36 pm — Reply

    I love the bright watermelon color and the croc embossing. I don’t have an I-pad yet, sigh, but one day! And then I’ll need a bag to carry it in.

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  42. September 28, 2011 at 12:35 am — Reply

    Yes you CAN be chic while lugging your techie stuff around. See proof here: via @gritandglamour

  43. September 29, 2011 at 5:36 am — Reply

    Savvy business meets sexy perfectly in this one! I love it, and I adore how you worked it with those amazing pants. I hope you have rested up well from all of your adventures hon. But, I knowing you you are probably staying busy. I am so proud of you! Love you big time babe. xo

  44. September 29, 2011 at 12:42 pm — Reply

    I am absolutely in love with this clutch!

  45. September 29, 2011 at 8:18 pm — Reply

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  46. October 1, 2011 at 8:00 pm — Reply

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  47. October 2, 2011 at 1:57 pm — Reply

    love your clutch!amazing color!
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  48. October 2, 2011 at 11:13 pm — Reply

    beautiful clutch v! i want it! i love the compartments and just the overall look of it, i’m not surprised at all by all the compliments you got! it’s a showstopper!

  49. October 3, 2011 at 10:24 am — Reply

    The consensus on this little clutch?! Overwhelmingly loved! Thanks for sharing your opinions on it, my fabulous readers!

  50. October 5, 2011 at 12:37 am — Reply

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  51. October 13, 2011 at 10:13 pm — Reply

    I want all of your accessories – your jewelry, bracelets, shoes, your clutch…everything!
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    • October 15, 2011 at 8:46 am — Reply

      Aw, thanks! I’m definitely into accessories, that’s for sure! The best way to make an outfit truly your own.

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