I know many people love a clutch. I see them everywhere — at events, at restaurants, held high above the crowds at nightclubs… it’s a dressier bag option worn almost exclusively at night, as they’re just too impractical for daytime use.
And that’s my issue with them.
Clutches are cumbersome– they’re annoying to hold! The point of a handbag, in my mind, is convenience — and that includes the convenience of not holding something in my hand. The alternative — squeezing a clutch firmly against the body using my upper arm — creates the illusion of an arm twice as big (and not as elegant). When I go out to dinner, I love the ease of a long strap securing my bag to my chair. Even better is liberating my hands when I’m dancing later in the night (I mean, how anyone can juggle a glass of wine, a phone and a clutch bag I’ll never know…).
I had a clutch once but it was passed onto a friend after it collected dust for more than a year, and she seems to love it. Another one I have has been repurposed as a travel jewelry case, which, to me, makes so much more sense…
I just don’t get the clutch. Do you?
Clutch, Clare Vivier.