I like a tough handbag, I'm not afraid of a little (or a lot of) hardware and I'm all about texture. So, when I came across Australian label ALILA, I knew that I had to invest. It came down to a toss up between the RAPHAEL BUBBLE LAMBSKIN BUCKET BAG and the JULIO CROC-EFFECT LEATHER CLUTCH... the clutch it was. It is the perfect size, it stands on it's own, and has a hand strap for easy grip and the leather is super soft. I'm incredibly loyal to the few handbags I own, so I'm very happy to welcome this one into the 'family.'