Hayden Panettiere’s Got a Brand-New Bag

No one could doubt that Hayden Panettiere’s talents are many.

Now the 19-year-old Heroes actress is once again proving her creativity and versatility, bringing her mad skills to the world of women’s accessories.

Panettiere (perhaps initiating a career Plan B in light of Heroesrecent ratings slide)
has introduced the Hayden Clutch to the market.

Designed in collaboration with Dooney & Bourke’s Italian design team, the $295 handbag—available for delivery in December—is crafted from soft Italian calfskin, with gold leather piping and a 24-carat gold-plated lion’s head closure.

The clasp was “inspired by Hayden’s astrological sign Leo.”

And, while Dooney & Bourke’s Web site doesn’t say as much, it’s probably ideal as a weapon against creepy older men who stalk young ladies through the streets.