Clutch Me Closer

Carrying your essentials for a night out just got a whole lot more vogue. Leave your totes and boho bags behind and make room for a classic tiny treasure: the clutch.

Recently, more attention has been paid to this tuckable purse as high-end designers are recreating the idea of the small pouch as a statement and status piece. After a ten-year hiatus where the bigger-the-better bag eclipsed the small-but-essential clutch, these striking new designs are a welcomed change.

French Connection’s affordable accessory department lent inspiration to explore the world of the clutch of Fall/Winter 2009. Their sequin batting eyelash version is chic and inexpensive – two words we all love to see together in a sentence.

Image from frenchconnection.com

Image from frenchconnection.com

While we swoon for a good deal on a bag, investment pieces (by which we mean, expensive pieces) have our gaze set straight on Christian Louboutin, Michael Kors, and Carlos Falchi. These electric hued clutches are a surefire way to break your savings account open with a bang.

Christian Louboutin. Image from bergdorfgoodman.com

Christian Louboutin. Image from bergdorfgoodman.com

Michael Kors. Image from bergdorfgoodman.com

Michael Kors. Image from bergdorfgoodman.com

Carlos Falchi. Image from bergdorfgoodman.com

Carlos Falchi. Image from bergdorfgoodman.com

Carlos Falchi. Image from bergdorfgoodman.com

Carlos Falchi. Image from bergdorfgoodman.com

If you’ve been hoarding your bucks for a mid-range clutch, check out what Marc by Marc Jacobs has to offer this season. Jacobs’ signature gold turn-locks stands out to make his bags expressive, but solid neutrals make sure you can get some good wear out of these little devils.

-Cora Nijhawan

Marc by Marc Jacobs. Image from neimanmarcus.com

Marc by Marc Jacobs. Image from neimanmarcus.com

Marc by Marc Jacobs. Image from neimanmarcus.com

Marc by Marc Jacobs. Image from neimanmarcus.com

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