Remember just a few years ago when you saw starlets carrying their over-sized bags with them everywhere? Shopping, dinner, and even to a club? Those days are gone. Now, don’t get me wrong, we all need big bag. But, for evening, the smaller clutch is the way to give any outfit an instant modern touch that is classic all at the same time. Face it, unless you have a diaper bag in tow or are carrying kids’ toys galore, you really only need your phone, a credit card and license, sunglasses (when the sun is actually out after 6PM), lipgloss, cash and your keys. Anything else can be left behind.
Here are some of our local and online favorites. Click photos for more store information:
Dareen Hakim clutches at Two Old Hippies, $235
Large Dareen Hakim clutches at Plucky, $355 (This style is on sale for a limited time at Plucky for $178)
Bamboo clutches in a rainbow of colors available at J McLaughlin, $125 each
Wooden clutch J McLaughlin, $150
Adam Alexis clutch at The Skin Bar, $295
TJ MAXX, $19.99
Silk clutches From Fabu for $30
The following are all available online. Click any image for more information:
Wilbur & Gussie Coco-Jack clutch. At Nordstrom, $495
Lauren Merkin clutch on sale at Nordstrom for $196.90
This tribal print is perfect for now and to segue into fall. Anthropologie; $145
Available on ETSY, this handmade Italian leather bag provides the PERFECT pop of neon. $249
Stingray clutch at Calypso St. Barth, $375
Leather woven clutch from COACH, $238
TOTeM Salvaged from Net-a-porter.com $275
For those with the unlimited handbag budget, I’m drooling over this clutch by Matthew Williamson. Found on Net-a-porter, $2025.
Classic shape and color combo from Tory Burch. Now on sale: $276.50
Available at Kayce Hughes, I’ve seen these stingray skin clutches and they are pretty much…perfect. Cocktail, luncheon, church, dinner with friends. $375
Another clutch available at Kayce Hughes, this one is also a great price and shows off the end of summer with ease. $71
Another high-end stunner, if you can afford it, this may be the clutch you carry for decades. Nancy Gonzalez Ruched Python clutch: $1350
I’m flipping out big time over this bag. Swoon. Prussian Blue by Alexander McQueen. $1325.
Enjoy your own collection of clutches as they are timeless and always needed.
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