The Box Clutch

The box clutch, or hard shell clutch, barely bigger than most cell phones these days, is the next big thing (or rather, tiniest thing.)  Until now, I’ve been resisting the latest trend for two reasons: (a) I need a forklift to carry my day-to-day essentials, not a lipstick case {more on that here}, and (b) I was previously under the assumption that only my grandmothers carried these tiny clutches.

Let’s visit example (b), shall we?  My Bubby owned a number of these tiny purses, but all she needed for a night out on the town was a bright hued lipstick and a few dollars.  Also, she was tiny, so how big could her tiny purse be?  Today, we (err, I) require a cell phone, planner (the cell phone doesn’t cut it; Type-A), several shades of lipstick and gloss because you never know what color is hot from second to second, touch up polish (because everyone takes pictures of their nails nowadays), crystal light packets (because I’m ob-sessed), bobby pins, hair spray, headband, band-aids, chic wallet, chic makeup bag filled with all of the essentials, lotion, antibacterial, business cards, business card holder, 5 credit cards, 2 forms of identification (because try as I might, wedding ring and all, I can’t convince anyone behind a rope … or cone – at some of the classier late night establishments … that I am over the age of 18), and other assorted nonsense.

And where, may I ask, does this all go?  In the hubby’s pockets, of course!  Skull-topped teeny tiny clutch – here I come!

Though it’s clear from my homage to McQueen, that I die for the studded skulled numbers, I offer you a mix of dream bags and affordable stand-ins …

Box Clutches: 1. Bottega Venetta Knot Clutch in Shock Pink // 2. Dolce & Gabbana Jewel Clutch // 3. La Regale Clutch // 4. House of Harlow Val Clutch // 5. Alexander McQueen Skull Box Clutch // 6. Anya Hindmarch Marano Clutch // 7. House of Harlow Tilda Clutch

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  1. Glitter and leopard, great picks!!

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  3. jennycub

    I have a clutch like this, its black with tassles and I love it.

    Love this post, great work. Im now following xx

  4. Neda

    You have such great taste, Lexi! I love this selection and I want the Bottega clutch! 🙂

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