14 Clutches Made For Your Most Extra Friends

Shopping for a clutch used to be as simple as picking up a generic silver lamé box bag from a department store shelf. But nowadays, the hand-held carryall section is made up of a mix-and-match of solid tone geometric pouches and bold, emoji-worthy designs. Which leads us to the question: When did clutches stop looking like clutches?

From Kate Spade’s continuous roll-out of animal-shaped mini bags to Dolce & Gabbana’s ability to turn any summer treat into a key-and-lock number, handbags — specifically the smaller versions — are showing that the minimalist route doesn’t exactly apply. And when most brands are simplifying their stock to hero pieces and classic, everyday-use-type items, the hilarity of over-the-top clutch designs is refreshing and bold.

At the end of the day, the absurd and the cute have a deep place in our hearts. So while we might be screenshotting these to our friends with the caption, “Is this for real?!” we’re also guilty of bookmarking them while we figure out just how extra we’re allowed to be.

The Row The Ascot Small Velvet Clutch, $975, available at MatchesFashion.com.

Dolce & Gabbana Leather-trimmed Painted Wood Clutch, $8,895, available at Net-A-Porter.

ASOS Cage Sphere Clutch Bag, $40, available at ASOS.

Milly Rainbow Half Moon Clutch, $295, available at Nordstrom.

Serpui Straw Clutch Bag, $522, available at Farfetch.

Rebecca Minkoff Hook Up Museum Wristlet, $195 $131, available at Rebecca Minkoff.

Sawas Caroline Mini, $792, available at Sawas.

Kate Spade New York Haute Stuff Taco Truck Bag, $358, available at Kate Spade New York.

Saint Laurent Love Box Clutch, $1,890, available at Barneys New York.

Susan Alexandra Watermelon Dream Bag, $150, available at Fuggiamo.

Charlotte Olympia Popcorn Clutch, $1,825, available at Charlotte Olympia.

Sarah’s Bag Walkman Clutch, $815 $570.50, available at Shopbop.

Thom Browne Elephant Clutch, $980, available at Thom Browne.

Olympia Le-Tan Rebecca Embroidered Canvas Clutch, $1,820, available at Moda Operandi.

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