The clutch bag is one of the most elegant and timeless handbag styles of all time. Clutches feature a sleek, strapless design and have a pouch and pocket or two to hold makeup, money, and any other personal items.
They were popularized by women in the early 1900s when the pochette, a dainty envelope shaped purse came into fashion. During the 1930s, the clasp clutch became the purse of choice for the modern woman, perfect and handy for the busy woman on the go. The clutch has been reinvented time and again to reflect the trends of the mod 60s, the wild 80s, and again in the contemporary fashions of today.
The clutch is the perfect accessory for dressy occasions. They work wonderfully for a romantic dinner date, a flirty cocktail hour, or for formal party events. Many designers offer their take on this classic fashion item. Some of the favourites are the timeless Valentino and the effervescent Alexander McQueen. Alexander McQueen is constantly coming out with beautiful clutches featuring unique and creative accents like buckles and zippers. Or for chic simplicity, luxurious fabrics and a great assortment of colours, you cannot go wrong with a Nancy Gonzalez line clutch.
The best thing about a clutch purse is that they effortlessly add a glamorous and chic touch to any outfit. Pair your favourite hand held handbag with a little black dress and some sparkly high heeled sandals. Pop on some eyeliner and red lipstick and you will be the belle of the ball in no time.