Dress to Impress With the 11 Best Designer Clutches

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Get out of my fantasies and into my bag! If there’s one accessory we’re willing to splurge on, it’s a designer purse — especially a clutch that we reserve for special occasions. We tend to carry our large bags around, but we also take extra care with our smaller handbags. These accessories are arm candy for formal functions and we prefer luxury labels.

According to an expert in editorial fashion Vogue, “Whether for a wedding, black-tie event or vacation, the best clutches undoubtedly deserve a place in your wardrobe. However, don’t look at these small purses as occasion-only one-trick ponies — they pack a major punch.” We couldn’t have said it better ourselves! Clutches are a great way to make a fashion statement without taking too much attention from your outfit. Even though they are very small, they can be fierce (even Shakespeare would agree).).

How We Chosen the Best Designer Clutches

Investing in a designer purse is like buying art — it’s a subjective (and expensive) decision, so you want to pick a piece that you will love for years to come. Some of the UsYou may prefer simpler styles and more versatile basics that can go with any outfit. Others may prefer bolder styles that stand out from the crowd. Whether you prefer an everyday essential or a conversation-starter, we’ve selected a variety of options that will appeal to a wide range of shoppers.

These 11 designer clutches will make you stand out! These purses are versatile and can be used in many different ways.

1. Saint Laurent Uptown Calfskin Leather Envelope Clutch

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Signed, sealed, delivered — it’s yours! This chic YSL envelope clutch will complement any outfit. “Perfect day-to-evening clutch,” one shopper declared. “It fits a lot more than you would think and the magnetic clasp keeps everything secure. There are so many compliments. It is durable, stains can be wiped off easily and it’s pretty water-resistant. For the price and value, it is a steal.”

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Available at: Nordstrom

2. Loeffler Randall Ember Diamante Clutch

Loeffler Randall purse
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Shining, shimmering, splendid! This metal mesh clutch features crystal embellishments that will make you shine! This purse can be worn as a clutch or crossbody with the optional braided chainstrap. This bag can be styled with a cocktail gown and matching metallic heels.

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  • Sparkling statement piece
  • Sale

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3. DeMellier London Leather Clatch-On–Chain

DeMellier clutch
Saks Fifth Avenue

 

This little black clutch is the handbag equivalent of a little-black dress. A closet staple! This chic clutch is made with genuine leather from Spain. It features gold hardware and an interior zip pocket. This clutch is perfect for daytime or evening activities!

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 Available at: Saks Fifth Avenue

 4. Rebecca Minkoff Leo Metallic leather Clutch-On–Chain

Rebecca Minkoff clutch
Saks Fifth Avenue

As good as gold! This stunning clutch is made with metallic leather and adds shimmer to any outfit. This gleaming shade can be described as a luxe neutral. This large envelope bag comes with six card slots and a strap that allows for hands-free mobility.

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Available at: Saks Fifth Avenue 

5. Mansur Gavriel Twist Mini Cloud Clutch

Mansur Gavriel purse
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Pretty in pale pink! We’re on cloud nine over this dreamy Cloud Clutch. The pastel-perfect rainbow chain shoulder strap is a perfect choice. You’ll be totally on trend with this ruched leather bag!

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6. See by Chloe Hana ChainWallet

See by Chloe purse
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At first glance, this taupe clutch may seem simple — but this bag is anything but basic! This purse is made from pebbled goatskin. It features a key ring, decorative ring and an interior zip pocket. There are also card slots. You can also make this clutch a crossbody by adding a chain strap. This clutch is perfect for evening activities, errands and everything in between.

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  • Versatile
  • Optional chain strap

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7. Bottega Veneta Small the Pouch Leather Clutch

Bottega Veneta clutch
Nordstrom

 

This is a smaller version of the Bottega Veneta handbag made from woven leather. The adjustable crossbody strap makes this bag ideal for day-to night outfits. You can choose from 11 colors! “I love this bag!” one customer gushed. “I got the blue and the color is so vibrant and beautiful in person. The leather is absolutely divine and the hand-woven craftsmanship is impeccable.”

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  • Numerous color options
  • Crossbody strap with adjustable buckle

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  • Some shoppers say it’s too small

Available at: Nordstrom

8. Cult Gaia Nano Rhinestone Mesh Shoulder Bag

Cult Gaia clutch
Saks Fifth Avenue

We have nothing to say. This metallic mesh purse just meshes well with us. This slouchy style, which is part shoulder bag and part clutch, is embellished with luxurious Rhinestones. A classic accessory that will elevate any outfit to the next level.

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  • A shining standout piece
  • Zip closure

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  • Not all looks may be compatible

Available at: Saks Fifth Avenue

9. Kate Spade Gold Glitter Brennan Clutch

Kate Spade clutch
Saks Fifth Avenue

All that glitters is good! This sparkling stunner is the perfect addition to any party. You can rent this designer purse for $25 on Rent the Runway instead of buying it. You can browse a wide range of designer styles to suit any event.

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  • Rent for $25
  • Perfect size
  • Just the right amount

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Available at: Rent the Runway

10. Loeffler Randall Mini Pleated Fram Clutch with Bow

Loeffler Randall purse
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Tie it up with a bow! This clutch is gorgeous in gold and I love it! This purse instantly enhances my ensembles, especially for special events. I love all the little details, from the pleated lamé fabric to the optional chain link shoulder strap. Highly recommended!

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  • Divine details
  • Ideal for special events

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  • Hinged opening — smaller items could fall out

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11. Tory Burch Kira Chevron Chain Wallet

Tory Burch purse
Tory Burch

This Tory Burch crossbody wallet with chain wallet can be purchased in multiple neutral tones. Made with chevron-quilted leather, this soft bag also features Tory Burch’s signature Double T with rolled gold hardware and a flap with turn-lock closure. The bag also features an exterior back zipper pocket, an interior center zip pocket, four card pockets, one bill pocket, and an interior back slit pocket. So much storage! ” It’s perfect with almost every outfit and it screams luxury!” one reviewer exclaimed. “Small and easy to carry.”

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  • You have plenty of storage space
  • Versatile

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Available at: Tory Burch

Bonus: These beaded purses from East Side to Island can be personalized to make your own clutch! This makes a great gift for holidays, birthdays and bridal showers.

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