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9 Statement Clutches for a Major Arm Candy Upgrade


karolinasfairytale / Instagram Karolina Zubkova-Mattes pictured with Michael Russo and Tamara Ralph of Ralph & Russo

Add whimsy to your outfit this summer with playful designer clutches. The small, statement evening bags that can easily double as home décor might not hold more than your phone and a lipstick, but these high-luxe and sometimes quirky accessories can have a big impact on your ensemble. Cue the Cinderella carriage bag signed Dolce & Gabbana from the storied brand’s Fall 2016 ready-to-wear collection. The golden fairytale accessory (the first one released) was seen in the lucky hands of Swiss-Russian socialite Karolina Zubkova-Mattes—wife of mogul Daniel Mattes—on the red carpet at the amfAR gala in Cannes. The golden cage makes for a striking match paired with Zubkova-Mattes’ Cinderella ballgown.


An array of designer brands offered a variety of conversation starting clutches this season, and Karl Lagerfeld is known for unveiling a Chanel minaudière (or two) that ties in with his chosen theme. Remember the quilted gasoline canister bag from the Resort 2015 collection? This season you can get your hands on a miniature, suitcase trolley-inspired clutch. If you’re looking for something with a touch of sparkle, pick up a Judith Leiber creation. The luxury handbag designer boasts a glittering collection of evening bags featuring a crystal-encrusted elephant. Meanwhile, the Sarah’s Bag pill-inspired box clutches will lend a touch of personality to your arm candy collection. In the slides below, shop our edit of outstanding add-ons that will instantly elevate your look.


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