These days the perfect clutch is used as anÂ accessory to the perfect outfit rather than being used to house your personal items.
Dating back to theÂ Babylonian era, clutchesÂ have changed over time with different designs and styles.Â The clutch purse went out of fashion in the early 19th century, but experienced a resurgence in popularity during World War II.
Mainly used in the evening to attend a soiree and carry limited items, the clutch is now being used for everyday use. Gone are the days whenÂ ladies would carry handkerchiefs and smelling salts in their reticules, along with, perhaps, a packet of rice papers to dull a shiny spot on the face. Mobile phones and make-up bags take precedentÂ over handkerchiefs and smelling salts.
Why carry a big bulky bag that is going to cover or crease your outfit when a clutch purse these days is big enough to carry the essentials? Check out our top picks for perfect clutchesÂ fromÂ small to highÂ budgets.