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At the Shops | New at Belgrave Crescent: The Suede Collection

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At the Shops | New at Belgrave Crescent: The Suede Collection

Always believe that something wonderful is about to happen.

Recently, we introduced a few new things at Belgrave Crescent, including this beautiful new suede collection for bright June mornings & pink August sunsets . . .

At the Shops | New at Belgrave Crescent: The Suede Collection

LAS SALINAS
LARGE SUEDE CLUTCH

The Las Salinas Suede Clutch in Ibiza Sunset is made of the softest, most beautiful suede we could find. Perfect for romantic summer days and sidewalk cafés, throw in the necessities — lipstick, credit cards, phone and keys, or more if you like, and carry as a tote. Solid brass rings set off the soft pink suede to perfection for the chicest and prettiest combination ever . . .

At the Shops | New at Belgrave Crescent: The Suede Collection

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