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For a device that is supposed to be all about convenience, sometimes a tablet creates complications.

As in, how do you look tres chic while carrying the incongruously sized tech appendage?

Ashard Richley to the rescue. The four-year-old Dallas-based line solves the dilemma with style to spare, thanks to its collection of innovative leather clutches.

From the rectangular Riley with its double turn-lock closures to the Futo and its asymmetrical pockets to the black-on-black Envelope ($45 to $125), designer Ashley Burghardt?s creations are made to hold a tablet in the sleeve and a phone (and other small items) in the pocket.

And in vibrant colors (the Riley, for example, comes in red, turquoise or blue) that are perfect for the warmer months ahead, they?re easy to embrace.

So, too, is the company?s business model. The designer makes all the patterns and prototypes for her styles, and the entire manufacturing process for her debut spring/summer 2013 clothing line is happening in Dallas.

With flirty dresses on deck, not to mention Burghardt?s first baby, due in May, the designer might be burning the candle at both ends. But it?s a seamless production--which brings us back to those pockets?

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