Tis The Season – Holiday Handbag Ideas from Marie Odile for Soltek


It’s a grab-bag of holiday handbag ideas from Marie Odile for Soltek.

Select any one of these shimmering delights to celebrate the office bash, carol around town, or simply sip Champagne with your friends on New Year’s Eve!

These are all clutch hits!



Name: Chantilly Black and Silver

Price: US$250

Description: It is the perfect little bag to wear at France’s celebrated Chantilly race track, from which this bag takes its name! Black and white embossed python leather.




Name: Isabella Black and Grey Leather

Price: US$240

Description:  Whether hanging with friends or running off for a late night adventure, the new Isabella makes life a snap.




Name: Lautrec Printed Stingray and Black Suede

Price: US$400

Description: An assymetric clutch made in honor of artist Toulouse Lautrec. Perfect for parties or everyday life. Printed stingray leather and black leather.




Name: Porthos Black Mirror Clutch Bag 

Price: US$350

Description: Discover the new Porthos clutch for your chic gatherings! Compact and snazzy. Bring all your essentials with you.



About The Designer:

Marie Odile for Soltek is a vibrant mingling of French glamour and minimalist New York City design. The founder, Marie Odile Sharkey-Berard, was born and raised in France. She received her fashion education in Paris, and in 1970 traded the City of Lights for the City that Never Sleeps.  Once in New York she continued her love affair with fashion, enjoying positions at such esteemed brands as Charles Jourdan, Roger Vivier, and Arche.

In 2010, she branched out on her own and launched Marie Odile for Soltek, a line of handbags and small leather goods made in Italy. Though manufacturing in Naples was the initial dream, her desire to support the talent of local NYC artisans won out. The collection is today a collaboration between the designer and area craftsmen – and come to life in the heart of Manhattan’s Fashion District.

The Marie Odile for Soltek collection ranges in shape from totes and clutches to cross-bodies and satchels. Materials include cow leather (plain, printed or embossed), canvas, cork, hemp, and a vegan leather substitute.

“I believe that a good handbag is one that suits your style,” explains Marie. “But a great handbag is one that suits your lifestyle.”


COMPOSITE IMAGE – Christmas Lights Photo Courtesy of schab / Shutterstock; Handbag Images Courtesy of www.soltekdesign.com