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I’ve got some BIG NEWS!! I’ve been trying to get you guys a code for a while and I’m so happy to say that Clare V has generously agreed to offer 20% off for this community, and we’re kicking off this exclusive sale with a virtual trunk show we’ll be doing on IG LIVE. Known for classic shapes, modern detail and Parisian charm, Clare V is truly one of my all-time favorite designers and I am so honored their team has created this sale for us to enjoy!

Mark your calendar:

Instagram Live, @natalieborton
Sunday (8/2) | 1:00pm PT

I’ll be showing off some of my favorite currently available Clare V bags and accessories on the IG LIVE, discussing styling tips, answering your questions, etc. The best part is that the discount code will apply to all CV products purchased online, over the phone, or in person from a CV store. The only exceptions are their philanthropy products (Vive La Resistance, EMC, Everytown), which will not be discounted.

Here are my favorite currently available items from Clare V—and what I love about them—to help you narrow down your shopping. The sale will last from Sunday, 8/2 through Wednesday, 8/5.

The majority of the bags I own and wear regularly are from Clare V. They’re classic, but with personality. They have a playfulness to them, and they’re both elevated and practical. While definitely an investment, my Clare V bags have been worth every penny and I know I’ll have them forever.

Midi Sac | This is by far my favorite style of bag from Clare V. It’s classic, practical, versatile and timeless. I have a few of them! From what’s currently available, I love the Jaguar and the Cream Rattan.

CV x InStyle Grande Fanny | This one is so playful and fun and honestly I’m pretty sure I’m snagging one of these for myself! I love the signature Clare V eyes printed on the bag, and that it’s so different from the other bags I already own.

Flat Clutch with Tabs | A timeless shape that can be used as a clutch, or worn as a crossbody thanks to the tabs where you can clip on a bag strap. There are several other flat clutch colorways that are beautiful, but the Cream Rattan is the only one with tabs and is the most versatile.

Attaché Tote | A timeless, effortless, mid-sized tote. I fell in love with the leopard one at a trunk show a couple years ago. It’s truly so beautiful and so well made! I also love the new Army Suede, Black Snake Nubuck, Cocoa Python, Cortado Spring Snake and Cream Micro Perf. They’re all so luxe. (One thing to note: the leopard version of this bag does not have tabs for a shoulder strap like the other colorways do.)

Double Sac Bretelle | A super versatile bag that can be a crossbody, top-handle bag or clutch depending on the straps (or lack of them!). The two compartments give plenty of space for everyday essentials.

Simple Tote | The Camel Suede with Black & White Stripes is my all-time favorite. So timeless and effortlessly chic.

Sandy Tote | Although this has a beachy feel to it, I have the black one and definitely use it all year long. I love attaching a scarf around one of the handles for a pop of pattern. To keep my things from falling out of it, I use pretty pouches to store everything.

Foldover Clutch | The foldover clutch in leopard has been my go-to date night bag since I snagged it at the Clare V sample sale. It’s gorgeous and luxe, like all of the hair-on leopard pieces that Clare V creates. It comes in several other colorways but leopard is my all-time favorite and a true classic.

Emma Bag | This sweet little pouch has the smoothest Nappa leather. It’s a crossbody, but I think it would be so cute as a little wristlet bag for date nights.

Agnes Backpack | Clare does chic backpacks so well. This one has a minimalist look with a smaller front compartment for essentials (keys, sunglasses, phone…) and a larger compartment for whatever else you want to carry. It would be so lovely with a handpainted monogram on it, too!

Bateau Tote | This is such a beautiful tote with incredible detail. I’ve loved the Black & Cream Zig Zag since the moment I first laid eyes on it.

One thing that makes the Clare V bags so versatile is that many of them are designed with removable bag straps. That means you can swap different straps in anytime you want to create a totally different look with the same bag.

Crossbody Webbing Strap | A cotton strap that’s comfortable to wear and creates a more casual look on your bag. My favorite one (which I already own) is the Black & White, and I also love the I Am A Voter one.

Crossbody Link Strap | The link detail is so beautiful and adds an elevated detail to any crossbody bag.

Thick Chain Crossbody Strap | This one makes any bag feel fancier. I love the touch of gold it adds to any outfit.

Tubular Top Handle | The black one is on my wish list! It’s especially adorable with the Midi Sac bags.

Tubular Shoulder Strap | Easily turns any bag into a shoulder bag with a cushy, tube-shaped black handle.

Adjustable Crossbody Strap | This strap starts 3″ longer than their typical crossbody strap and has 5 additional length options to make the length of the strap work for your personal preferences.

Earlier this year I bought my first Clare V apparel items—two graphic sweatshirts—and they quickly became two of my favorite things to wear.

Black Ciao Sweatshirt | This one is so incredibly versatile! I actually styled it 7 different ways for a style session this spring. See it here. The fit is true to size.

Marigold Oui Sweatshirt | This marigold adds a beautiful pop of color to my wardrobe. The fit is true to size.

Have any Clare V questions?! Leave them below! I have become a super fan and am happy to help you out!

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  1. Katy says:

    What size are u in the sweatshirt?

  2. J Larson says:

    Hi Natalie- Love the Attache Tote! I’m so drawn to the Cream Micro Perf but worried about keeping it clean, and if the cream isn’t as versatile year round because of the color. I live in Southern Cal. Thoughts?
    What color strap would you suggest?

  3. J Larson says:

    Hi Natlie- Love the Attache Tote! I’m so drawn to the Cream Micro Perf but worried about keeping it clean, and if the cream isn’t as versatile year round because of the color. I live in Southern Cal. Thoughts?
    What color strap would you suggest?

    • Natalie says:

      Oh I love that one! And I think it works all year, especially in Southern California where it’s pretty mild weather. I think it would look great with one of the cotton webbing shoulder straps (https://rstyle.me/+G93bYdf_IMsQKrnYnhT2eQ). Maybe the Navy & Red, Poppy, Black & Red Mini Stripe or even just classic Black. The Black leather link shoulder strap could also be pretty great!

  4. Liz says:

    Hi Natalie – can the code be used in store or online only? I’m eyeing Midi Jaguar 😍 thanks

  5. Erin B. says:

    I’ve been trying to decide on a crossbody summer bag that’s not too big, but not too small. I’ve been looking for a woven straw bag, but the Midi Sac in Cream Rattan is so beautiful and looks more versatile than a woven straw bag. Would you recommend it year-round? I live in southern CA as a reference. 🙂

    • Natalie says:

      Yes, I love that one so much! They said they’re really low in stock on that one so if you want it, be sure to snag it right away on Sunday when the sale starts.

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