R & Y Augousti

White Karung clutch $380

Purple Ostrich leg wallet/clutch by R & Y Augousti, $204 at Barneys.com

My friend Terry (who just had twins, congratulations Tei Tei! Love you!) has been obsessing over R & Y Augousti furnishings for years, when she saw their new line of clutches and wallets last summer, she totally flipped and started harassing me about doing a story on them. The husband and wife team met at a London design firm after graduating from design school and have worked and lived together for almost 20 years. (Ria is Filipina like Terry and Yiouri is Greek, click here to read interview with them) Their line of furniture and home accessories have graced the rooms of the fashionable set since it launched in 1990 and now they plan to decorate the arms of their clients as well. I love the line of exotic clutches and wallets made mostly of python and ostrich, the pieces are classics with contemporary sensibilities. Price points are also very reasonable; most clutches are under $350 and are sold at Barneys New York. Call 469.221.4725 or drop by Barneys to see for yourself! While you're there, you should check out their home accessories too, I like the trays and picture frames, they're small chic pieces you can add to any decor.

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