On the brink of fall and the tail of fashion week (read: constant feverish desire to shop), I am a smitten kitten for these gorgeous pieces of wearable art by local designer Michelle Morgan Lockhart. Named for Lockhart’s grandmother and inspired by lucite handbags of the 1950s, Charlotte Max “Maria” clutches are a throwback to old glamour with contemporary updates. Bags come in a medley of lacquered finishes from malachite to holographic glitter and are adorned with a vintage brooch, sleek agate slice, organic chunk of amethyst, or other beautiful embellishment. Prices run from $395 to $445 in the Dallas Museum of Art Gift Shop. I see a perfect fall party cocktail accessory in your future.
We're smitten for the handbag line's clean, minimalistic pouches.