For making date night and evening party outfits look dynamite, we owe much to the humble clutch, the pinnacle of our showstopping look.
Not to mention, these trusty handhelds come in virtually every style and price point.
That said, if you’re looking to invest in something this season, one of the best designer clutches we rounded up isn’t a bad idea.
Prefer a mini bag? Well, some of the unique styles we gathered convert into shoulder-strapped totes, too.
If you want more of a budget buy, however, Lulus and SHEIN are some of our favorite destinations for good clutches, including the All the Splendor White Pearl Clutch ($46) and the Floral Appliques Chain Clutch Bag ($29).
Whether you’re looking to spruce up your favorite jumpsuits, sworn-in cocktail dresses you have on rotation or want to jazz up your go-to bodysuit and a classic pair of jeans — a great clutch will do the job. Browse the 14 best clutches we adore across a wealth of designers.
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Ah, the tried-and-true YSL clutch we’re all dreaming of. Not only is it the definition of timeless but its gold-embossed logo detailing mixed with the quilt design adds dainty texture and style to your look.
For even more options, Neiman Marcus’ Saint Laurent offerings are the perfect investment.
Less than $600, the designer’s Uptown Calfskin Leather Envelope Clutch is the perfect accompaniment to your comfiest heels ever. Plus, its fold-front design is elegant and chic.
Whether you’re more of a minimalist or are simply looking for the perfect white-to-ivory clutch, Saint Laurent has you covered with its Uptown Croc Embossed Leather Pouch.
Not only is it one of Neiman Marcus’ best Saint Laurent offerings but its fine texture — especially the light and gold combo — is divine.
1. Cult Gaia Harlow Clutch, $328
Cult Gaia is unspokenly known as a carrier of eccentric yet incredibly splurge-worthy clutches. Coming in hot is this purple-marbled textured handheld with a coin-like border.
2. Cult Gaia Pearl Top Handle Bag, $418
If you are obsessed with pearls, it’s time you invest in Cult Gaia’s Pearl Top Handle Bag. Not only is it exquisite, but it’s a conversation-starter that pairs with virtually any outfit.
3. Cult Gaia Maude Clutch, $358
Cult Gaia’s stunning Maude Clutch adds some depth and dimension to any style. Plus, it’s one of those pieces where the attention is only on the bag; pair it with a colorful outfit and viola.
Winning the award for “best pink camera bag” is Burberry’s Mini Lola TB Monogram Toweling Crossbody Bag (which, in our minds, is definitely clutch material). Its soft exterior and compact design make it one of our favorites.
This metallic half-moon design is a different take on a clutch and a dynamite accessory to bolden up your look. Plus, the gold stud detailing pairs well with one of the affordable fine jewelry brands we rounded up!
Similar to Burberry’s metallic style, its Olympia Miles Check Pouch Shoulder Bag is a academia-inspired, more goes-with-everything accessory. Not to mention, its full-bodied detailing is too beautiful not to add to your cart.
See by Chloé
Yes, Chloé makes beautiful clutches (that are just as beautiful as its crossbody bags) and the great thing about the Joan Leather Clutch is its ability to convert into your shoulder staple. Plus, you can’t go wrong with the iconic O ring design.
2. Chloé Mony Leather Phone Pouch, $890
You need a place for your phone, right? Step up your traditional storage pouch with the Mony Leather Phone Pouch, a vertical-styled piece with gorgeous braided and chocolate brown accents. For less than $1,000, we say go for it.
Leaning more into the geometric fashion is Bottega Veneta (even the name makes us swoon). For less than $950 this prized, envelope-like clutch is a sight for everyone’s eyes.
Shop all Bottega Veneta clutches for even more options, too.
2. Bottega Veneta Mini Jodie, $2,500
Available in nearly every color under the sun, Bottega Veneta’s Mini Jodie is the perfect little handheld that is surprisingly deep (perfect for storage)! We can’t get over this emerald green color, either.
Simple, classic and textured is this small leather clutch that’s flexible and the perfect evening accessory to waltz around with. And, while $2,000 is surely a splurge, we stand by it for the incredible quality.
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