Arm Candy

Statement bags come through in a clutch.


Impossible to ignore, the season’s style conversation starter is the statement clutch, which has made its way into the firm grasps of fashion-loving females from the bar to the boardroom. Once considered an essential accompaniment to a sassy mini for a night out, the clutch has most recently been spotted gracefully tucked under the arms of starlets and trendsetters in the daytime hours—and the latest styles are packing a visual punch. From kaleidoscopic prints at McQueen to fantastic florals at Rebecca Minkoff, fashionable handhelds were found all over the runways. The clutch has even become the unexpected best friend of the work-friendly tote: Fashionistas are tucking their clutches into their carry-alls and hopping from lunch meetings to after-work happy hours with a steady grip on fashion’s tiny—but mighty—conversation piece.

[1] Hammitt Los Angeles Clutch available at 10denza, Central West End, 314.361.1010. [2] Rebecca Minkoff “Amorous” Printed Vinyl Clutch available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9200. [3] Moyna Clutch available at Vie, Ladue, 314.997.0124. [4] Alexander McQueen Mini Demanta Tulip Clutch available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9200. [5] 3am Forever “Lips” Clutch available at Bluebird the Boutique, The Loop, 636.590.4524. [6] Deux Lux “Joplin” Pouch available at Blush, Kirkwood, 314.965.4411.


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