The Cutest Clutches This Season All Have This in Common

Hilary George-Parkin

As far as I'm concerned, clutches, no matter how cute, have one central character flaw: They're kind of a pain to carry. Want to hold a drink and text at the same time? Sorry, gotta pick one. Want to dance at a wedding? Guess you're leaving your bag on the table.

It's not their diminutive size that I have an issue with—after all, even us packrats have to downsize from time to time—but rather the lack of a hands-free option for those of us who aren't just planning on carrying it down a red carpet and then handing it off to an assistant for the night.

Fortunately, not all clutches are created equal, and there are some that are tailored-made with detachable chain or leather straps to sling over your shoulder when you get tired of, well, clutching your bag.

Below, shop 16 clutches you'll want to carry all night (or day, if that's your thing) by Alexander Wang, Mansur Gavriel, Zara, and more.

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