YSL Large Ombre Patent Leather Clutch
Alexander McQueen Velvet Long Clutch
Judith Leiber Alleta Ombré Python Clutch
Christian Louboutin Eden Studded Ball Clutch
Prada Python Clutch
Alexander McQueen Knuckle Box Clutch
Life’s simple pleasures aren’t so simple anymore. If you want to buy a clutch nowadays you don’t have to settle for the effortless envelope kind.
In the early 1800s, women began carrying reticules, the forerunner of the modern handbag, looking very much as some styles of the clutch purse look today. A lady of quality carried her handkerchief and smelling salts in her reticule, along with, perhaps, a packet of rice papers to dull a shiny spot on the face. The clutch purse has been popular ever since.
The clutch purse went out of fashion in the early 19th century, but experienced a resurgence in popularity during World War II. With rationing, the smaller clutch required less material for manufacture and fit in well with a wartime mindset.
Today we have a great diversity to choose from and I personally love the unique and sometimes eccentric pieces that designers are creating these days.
I love all these clutches and would love to have them all in my closet.