As a fashion accessory, the clutch bag is undoubtedly up there with dresses, jewellery and shoes, forming the quartet of a statement-making outfit. But while the clutch was once deemed a nocturnal accessory, we’re only recently discovering the daytime practical virtues of the popular bag. An embrace of minimalist living? A rejection of modern consumerism? Whatever the reason, the rise of the clutch has seen designers respond in recent years with a plethora of new and innovative styles ranging from utilitarian practicality to daring ostentation.
With such a wealth of styles and designs now in our midst, finding the perfect clutch bag has become an increasingly more challenging task. Whether it is fabrication, size, functionalities or design that is the deal-breaker, our Guide to the Clutch Bag Update is designed to help you discover the clutch bag that best suits your wants and needs.
Distinguished by its timeless design, the classic clutch bag is essential with the versatility to see you through formal events or more dressy nights out. Due to its classic design, when it comes to finding your perfect clutch, the devil is in the detail: look carefully at the quality of the leather and hardware, think about the style of fastening you need, and keep one eye out for functional features such as slip pockets or card slots which can make all the difference in a smaller clutch.