The Handbags of the 2013 Golden Globes

When it comes to award shows, the gowns get all the televised glory. The bags that are carried with them are generally tiny, of course, and perhaps the public at large isn’t as obsessed with the details of a tiny evening bag as we are. That’s their choice, even if I don’t necessarily support or understand it. For everyone else (meaning all of you guys), I’ve done the brave work of identifying as many clutches that traveled the red carpet at Sunday night’s 2013 Golden Globes as humanly possible.

From the traditional glamour of Roger Vivier on cohost Tina Fey to the futuristic look of nearly naked Jennifer Lopez’s Jimmy Choo, the itty bitty bags were more interesting than perhaps you realized from your couch. Check out our slideshow for all of the requisite close-ups alongside the actresses’ full looks.

We’ll start, of course, with the hosts. I loved Amy Poehler’s arrival ensemble, which included a very “Le Smoking” Stella McCartney lady tux, accented with the art deco loveliness of this Judith Leiber Streamline Minaudiere. Shop Judith Leiber via Neiman Marcus.

The other half of Sunday night’s hosting duo was, of course, the inimitable Tina Fey. Her arrival ensemble was a L’Wren Scott dress paired with a classic Roger Vivier Pilgrim Clutch. Shop Roger Vivier via MyTheresa.

Actress Kristen Bell, who is pregnant with her first child, also chose a Roger Vivier Pilgrim Clutch to match her pastel Jenny Packham gown. Shop Roger Vivier via MyTheresa.

At times, it seemed like Roger Vivier’s entire evening bag oeuvre was on display on the red carpet. Jessica Alba chose a fluffy Roger Vivier Pochette Prisme Poodle Clutch to match her Oscar de la Renta ball gown. Shop Roger Vivier via MyTheresa.

The Roger Vivier Boite de Nuit Clutch is another of Vivier’s red carpet standbys – Kristen Wiig paired hers with a modern Michael Kors number. Shop Roger Vivier via MyTheresa.

Kate Hudson, dressed in dramatic Alexander McQueen, carried the same Roger Vivier Boite de Nuit as Wiig.

Not everyone carried Vivier, though; there was also plenty of Judith Leiber. Helen Mirren accented her Badgley Mischka gown with a Judith Leiber Aurelie Crocodile Clutch. You can have one of your own for $7,995 via Neiman Marcus.

Many stars also chose to stick with their dress designers for their accessories. Julianne Moore, for example, carried a Tom Ford Embossed Minaudiere with her custom Tom Ford gown. Pick up a gold Tom Ford Minaudiere for $2,700 via Neiman Marcus.

Kerry Washington went with the quasi-brand match; her clutch is a Prada Silk Minaudiere, while her dress came from little sister brand Miu Miu. Shop Prada via Neiman Marcus.

You can always count on Helena Bonham Carter for cheeky red carpet accessories choices, and her Lulu Guinness Lips Clutch fits her personality to a T. You can have a lips clutch of your very own for $465 via Lulu Guinness.

Speaking of odd handbag choices, Alyssa Milano chose a Thale Blanc Adrianne Clutch with a rather large bedazzled leopard head on it. It can be yours for $1,815 via Thale Blanc.

Like Alyssa Milano, Katharine McPhee didn’t go with an obvious brand – she chose the Oroton Society Clutch to go along with her Theyskens’ Theory dress. Shop this Australian brand via

On Sunday night, I learned one thing: If you see a sleek, perfectly proportioned, understated box clutch on the red carpet, it’s probably made by Salvatore Ferragamo. Winner Jennifer Lawrence was one of many stars who chose his evening bags for the occasion. She paired hers with Christian Dior Haute Couture. Shop Ferragamo via Neiman Marcus.

Megan Fox carried a Salvatore Ferragamo Minaudiere to provide a bit of color to her Dolce & Gabbana dress. Shop Salvatore Ferragamo bags via Neiman Marcus.

Red carpet host Ryan Seacrest’s main squeeze Julianne Hough played up her manicure with a Salvatore Ferragamo Melina Clutch. The exact same clutch is $2,500 via Zappos Couture.

Speaking of color, Hayden Panettiere chose a pink snakeskin Kotur Espey Box Clutch to bring out the pink undertones in her Roberto Cavalli gown. Get a similar metal Morley version for $395 via Net-a-Porter.

Ladies who want to add a bit of modernity to their red carpet ensembles would be wise to look to Jimmy Choo – Rachel Weisz carried an acrylic Jimmy Choo Candy Clutch to accent her Louis Vuitton look. Pick up the glittery silver version for $650 via Jimmy Choo.

If you could pull your eyes away from Jennifer Lopez’s seemingly painted-on Zuhair Murad dress, then you might have noticed her mirrored silver Jimmy Choo Cosma Clutch. Pick up a colorful version for $1,595.

  • metz

    Thank you!

  • kamm

    i love this clutch! i actually didn’t love her ensemble until i saw it paired with the bag. sassy!

  • Stacy Popham Fitting

    I actually do own one in hot pink snake skin. Love it!

  • Penelopeb

    Great Article!! Love the clutch spotting at the Golden Globes.

  • Abbi

    I love helena bohnam carter and her quirky style always different! Also love Rachel Weisz and Alyssa Milano’s choices-bold and not so predictable like a lot of others….

  • louch

    I would love to own a clutch but alas, never would get to use it. If I could just get me an invite to the GG’s or Oscars!! Dream on.

  • anouk

    i’m for structured and minimalism….hency my heart goes to Kristen Wiig’s and Kate Hudson’s! i love it! i’ve got 4 or 6 clutches in my collection from Gucci, Burberry, Bottega Veneta, Donna Karan, Tory Burch and one Malaysian brand which escapes me now…I stop collecting cuz I prefer profits hence, i want to invest on properties now.

    • anouk


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