I'm aware the credit crunch is upon us, so I'd like to fantasize about owning what I like to call "cute, clever clutches". A cute and clever clutch is just that - adorable and completely frivolous.
It's not the wisest handbag investment, but its clever design is appealing and very tempting.
The three clutches/evening bags I've picked are not for the froogle buyer. These bags are for women who appreciate interesting designs and more importantly can afford them.
Christian Louboutin Pliage Framed Clutch
First up is the Christian Louboutin Pliage Framed Clutch. This 7.5 x 4.5 x 1.5 pleated clutch is a lovely choice for an evening out. The nude-colored, slightly shimmery leather exterior is only upstaged by the clever high-heeled clasp closure (an obvious homage to Louboutin's mastery of shoe making).
Christian Louboutin Clutches on eBay
Marc Jacobs Love Story Clutch
Next is the Marc Jacobs Love Story Clutch. Aaahhhh, doesn't the name just make you want to go out and hug your significant other, or, perhaps, buy a puppy? All kidding aside, this cute clutch is not for everyone. It's quite large measuring 12.5 x 7.5 x 2.5, and features metallic heart cutouts in varying sizes covering the front exterior. It's available in both white and silver, but the chalk white version is less kitschy.
Marc Jacobs Clutches on eBay
Alexander McQueen's Skull Clutch
The last bag, Alexander McQueen's Skull Clutch, is nothing we haven't seen before from McQueen. It boasts a rounded, structured frame, jeweled skull clasp and violet-hued iridescent finish. It measures 6.5 x 3.5 x 2 so it can only serve as an evening bag.
Alexander McQueen Clutches on eBay
Of the three bags featured, I'd have to go with McQueen's Skull Clutch. It's a beautiful bag with classic appeal yet conveys a modern aesthetic. See which one speaks to you and fantasize about owning it or go out and actually buy it, but always, and I mean always, shop responsibly.
(Remixed from Dania P.: Cute, Clever Clutches)