By RIO ROSE RIBAYA
As the original was published on 5 December 2017
The year has flown by so quickly that it feels like 2018 is sneaking up on all of us. And if you doubt time can possibly go any faster at this rate, think again. All the Christmas parties and end-of-the-year festivities would make December a haze.
You may already have invested in party dresses and sparkly outfits to help see you through all of these events, but the timing could not be any more perfect for shopping for jazzy clutch bags.
With their small sizes, the wearer needs to be judicious about what to put inside these mini bags. From Jimmy Choo to Anya Hindmarch, clutch bags are the perfect accessories to add a final flourish to your look without any strap to distract admirers’ attention away from your sparkly dress.
The colours of Burgundy, emerald or navy can add a touch of glamour to clutches with the most austere designs. Of course, this party season calls for sequins and shiny embellishments, but don’t hesitate to turn your game up a notch by choosing either metallic boxed handbags or 90s-esque chainmail clutches.
Gearing up for some bag shopping this season? These 8 cute clutch bags are the ones you should look for.
Inspired by a chocolate bar wrapper, this wooden Dolce & Gabbana box clutch is covered in printed mirrored leather with metal feet studs on the base. You can remove or adjust its leather shoulder strap before you fasten it closed with a padlock in galvanized metal featuring enamel flower embellishment.
RM10,660, Dolce & Gabbana
We couldn’t think of anything more appropriate for formal Christmas dinners than this stunning Locket Minaudière from Jimmy Choo. The evening clutch is covered in a playful multi-coloured confetti effect glitter acrylic that’s complemented by its dark midnight blue and gold enamel lock closure. It also features a uniquely designed snake chain metal wristlet.
RM6,030, Jimmy Choo
A failsafe option for the party season, this stone embellished clasp clutch from Serpui is covered in navy velvet that will add a touch of glamour to any type of outfit.
Hop from one party to another (thematic or otherwise) and this L’afshar Lineas clutch won’t fail you. Handmade in Dubai, this boxy bag is made of acrylic with gold-plated base and hardwares. It has a matching rectangular clear acrylic clasp to secure your bills, smartphone, and compact from curious peekers.
Wear any Proenza Schouler accessories and you’re sure to look like an A-lister. This small curl clutch, however, can make you feel like a million bucks with the black kidskin clutch’s folded gusset construction hand crafted in Italy. It’s finished with a stunning magnetic closure that’s enriched with a marble-effect synthetic stone.
RM3,456, Proenza Schouler
Take this season to shine in an all new high with this pale gold Crisp Packet clutch — another unique piece of wearable art from Anya Hindmarch. And yes, you can put anything inside it — even chips.
RM6,540, Anya Hindmarch
You may not be able to keep your phone inside this spherical ball bag, but this Marzook Lucid Burgundy clutch sure can warm up conversations in any table you might find yourself in. And should anyone ask, it’s made of transparent plexiglas dyed burgundy with gold-plated hardware and a drop-in chain.
Price upon request, Marzook
Exclusively available on Moda Operandi, this Delpozo silver bow clutch is as fancy as the Italian metallic leather it’s made of. Fashioned with an oversized bow detail, it can take you from a filling Christmas dinner to a crazy night out in no time.
RM2,644, Moda Operandi
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