Have you ever heard of, in terms of handbags, about "the one that got away?" That one handbag you loved and wished you had bought but never did? That one bag that was both functional and pretty and that also had a decent price? It happened to me a couple of years ago with a pleated Miu Miu. Every time I see a pleated Miu Miu bag I think of that one. Actually, when it comes to Miu Miu, being the addict that I am, a bag that got away is an every day event for me. But one I truly wanted is this pleated bag from Spring 2009. I've searched on Ebay and nothing. I don't think I"ll ever find it. But when I saw the pleats in the Spring 2012 collection my heart skipped a beat and I had hoped to see a similar one to the one in 2009. Not my luck though.
Even though I didn't get lucky, I did see gorgeous pleated bags, perhaps not very functional, but very nice. Like this lace pleated clutch in Bordeaux. Add lace to a bag and you have my attention immediately. Available via Mytheresa for 470 Euro.