The designer bag that has Sarah Jessica Parker’s seal of approval

If you’re only investing in one bag this season…

Sarah Jessica Parker Net A Porter Shoe Collaboration
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If you’re only investing in one bag this season…

When in doubt for what fashion item to buy, there’s only one thing for it: look to Sarah Jessica Parker, because let’s be honest, her inimitable style goes WAY beyond Carrie Bradshaw.

And this season, SJP is all about the velvet bag, in particular this beauty from Manu Atelier.

The actress was spotted on a night out in New York toting the Micro Fernweh suede clutch bag, which features an elegant two-tone strap, suede finish and the brand’s trademark arrow logo.

SJP dressed it up with a little black dress adorned with sequins, as well as heeled court shoes, though the bag is versatile enough that you could wear it with anything.

Shop now: MANU ATELIER Micro Fernweh suede clutch bag for £379 from RETAILER

For party season, I styled the green version of the bag with a classic tux dress, but for a more casual vibe, try wearing it with corduroy culottes, a white slogan tee and Stan Smiths.

Whichever way you want to wear it, you know you'll get many wears out of it, so there's really no good reason not to invest.

And if it's good enough for SJP...

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.