From iconic styles that will last a lifetime, to statement buys guaranteed to elevate your new season look - it's the Marie Claire Edit of the best designer clutch bags...
The Spring/Summer season is all about weddings and fancy occasions and so the designer clutch bag is the ultimate accessory to dress up any outfit. In fact, it’s the ultimate outfit-maker.
Whether you’re looking for an embellished box-style bag for a glam rooftop cocktail party, or a bright clutch for an upcoming church wedding, there are plenty of varieties to choose from the new SS16 collections.
As always clutches were a focal point of the SS16 collections. Tapping into all of the key trends from metallic to romance, they’re the perfect way to show off your fashion prowess while also nailing the key trends. If you’re looking to elevate your old faithful LBD, or even your weekend denim, this is the way to do. Alternatively, if you’re going for a seriously on-point look, one of the seasons statement designer clutches is the only suitable way to round off your look.
For your new season splurge, we love The Row’s heavenly (and seriously on-trend) tassel clutch black suede fold over clutch, guaranteed to add a shot of cool to your look, and ideal for using season after season thanks to it’s classic design and go-with-everything potential.
For something really special, we’re loving the unique styles by Edie Parker. Be like many of the chicest celebrities on the red carpet and invest in one of their stand-out clutch bags. They’re a keeper!
We’ve rounded-up small statement clutches perfect to complete any evening look,as well as chic and iconic envelope styles to carry easily from day to night and a smattering of straight-from-the-catwalk statement-making clutches to give your new season look a seriously on-point SS16 spin.
On top of all that, there's embellished and luxe styles that you can buy now and love forevermore. After all, a wonderful clutch like those by Valentino and Victoria Beckham are a thing of beauty and are items you'll treasure long after this seasons over and will take you through summer and beyond.Click through to the shop the Marie Claire edit...
They don't come much cooler (or more desirable) than a monogrammed Saint Laurent clutch.
The iconic Rockstud clutch has been given a summer-ready tribal makeover. We love.
This pretty embellished clutch will lend a girly finish to everything from daytime looks to a cocktail hour.
Who can resist a head-turning glittery clutch?
For something minimal and understated, this dusky rose clutch is the way to go. On-trend for this season and perfect for teaming with summer's lightweight tailoring, it's a style classic you'll treasure long after summer.
Clutches don't come much more fabulous than this metallic box by one of our time favourite accessories designers Lee Savage. Crafted from gold-tone brass and detailed with geometric ridges each of which has been pressed by hand, it really is the height of luxury.
We find it hard to resist the charms of marble print. Tote this stand-out Balenciaga clutch with an all-black ensemble, day or night.
Our dream clutch? This is it. Sumptuous and exotic with a 1920s inspired tassel, it'll lend a luxurious touch to eveningwear for now and forevermore.
Amp up your partywear with Mary Katrantzou's seriously covetable, contemporary clutch. Let it pop against all-black looks, or clash it with other vibrant pieces.
Understated and minimalist, this Maison Margiela clutch will never go out of style.
This wear-anywhere and last-a-lifetime clutch is a design classic. J'adore.
For something truly fabulous, Tom Ford's glitter clutch is the one. Use it - and the complementary lippy which comes inside - to amp up your LBD.
Minimalist in design and statement in its metallic hue, this Loewe clutch is one of this season's most covetable, and stand-out accessories.
Anya Hndmarch's two-tone clutch is a real labour of love - the tassel alone takes an artisan either hours to make. This brand new style is perfect for amping up denim as well as occasionwear this season and beyond.
This straight-off-the-catwalk clutch is utter perfection. Sleek, minimal and with luxe hardware, its endless styling possibilities make it a must-own.
Alaia's iconic laser cut designs are instantly recognisable and will earn you some serious style points now as well as for seasons to come.
Everything looks better with a bit of leopard print (and Givenchy). Invest in this day to night style now and use forevermore.
Make every outfit pop with this vibrant new season hue. The perforated detailing makes it ideal for toting with a cool summer-in-the-city look.
Turn to Christopher Kane and his straight-from-the-catwalk patent clutch for a impactful new season spin.
We never tire of Edie Parker's ingenuous clutch designs and we simply adore this intricately embellished beaut of a bag. Use it to add a whimsical final touch to an evening ensemble.
This exceptional Art Deco inspired clutch is the perfect finishing touch to spring weddings.
Looking for something a little different? Nathalie Trad's wow-deigns and architectural shapes never fail to deliver.
Victoria Beckham's black bow clutch is an elegant evening choice. Timeless and beautiful, this is a seriously investment piece.
Clutches don't come much more fabulous than this embellished plush velvet number by Dolce & Gabbana.
Sophia Webster always sets our sartorial hearts racing with her whimsical designs. This brand new clutch from her newly expanded range is a case in point.
From weddings to Christmas parties, this feather clutch is a year-round outfit-maker.
Elevate eveningwear with this sublimely classic Gucci clutch. Wear it with a white trouser suit for a cool new take on after-hours dressing.
Eclectic accessories rule for SS16, and Stella McCartney's plexiglass clutch is a stand-out option.
Allow us to introduce you to the perfect day clutch. Made from croc-effect leather spliced with polished gold hardware, it also features an on-trend suede tassel for a finishing flourish.
Spring/Summer wardrobes simply aren't compete without a splash of embellishment .
In case you didn't get the memo, pink is the shade of the season. Tote this pretty clutch to bring an on-trend touch to everything from denim to new season tailoring.
Elevate any look, day or night, with this SS16-approved fringed clutch.