We’ve been delighted to see Jill Milan appear so frequently on red carpets around the world. Just a few of the most notable highlights:

  • Anne Hathaway carried our 450 Sutter to the premieres of "The Dark Knight Rises" and "Les Miserables."
  • Fellow Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence appeared with Jill Milan's Art Deco clutch at Golden Globe and Academy Award parties.
  • Another one of our favorite stars, Kerry Washington, star of the ABC series "Scandal," carried our Holland Park Clutch to the White House Correspondents' Dinner. She previously carried Jill Milan to European premieres of "Django Unchained."
  • Carrie Underwood carried the 450 Sutter again to the American Music Awards.
  • Eva Longoria paired our Pacific Heights clutch with a beautiful pink and black ensemble for the presidential inauguration.

What makes these clutches so special that they are carried by A-List celebrities? Each Jill Milan clutch is handmade in Italy by artisans who specialize in red carpet and evening bags. They are meticulously crafted, and typically we only offer from 10-30 clutches in any style or color. The clutches are first sketched in the U.S., and these sketches then go to Italy where their execution from concept to finished work is meticulously overseen by Jill Milan’s production manager.

The artisans who make these clutches have created such clutches for years, and often they work in family businesses that have been handed down for generations. For these craftsmen there is no question of "sweatshop" labor. Most facilities in Florence shut down for August and offer 2 weeks of vacation during December. It's a very traditional method of craftsmanship but one we believe produces some of the best handbags in the world. We hope you agree.

Movie Stars and More with Jill Milan: It’s the Quality

Kerry Washington looks wonderful carrying the Jill Milan Holland Park clutch as she arrives for a premiere of her latest film, Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained," in Berlin, Germany. You can also see Ms. Washington star in her political thriller "Scandal" on ABC.

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Movie Stars and More with Jill Milan: It’s the Quality

Anne Hathaway carries the Jill Milan Art Deco clutch as she attends the Museum Of Moving Image Salute To Hugh Jackman in New York City.

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Movie Stars and More with Jill Milan: It’s the Quality

Carrie Underwood at the American Music Awards with Jill Milan's 450 Sutter clutch.

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Movie Stars and More with Jill Milan: It’s the Quality

Eva Longoria carries the Pacific Heights Clutch to the Presidential Inauguration in Washington D.C.

(Photo: Win McNamee, AFP / Getty Images)