When it comes to luxury bags, it’s almost always decades-old (if not centuries-old) design houses that dominate the landscape. Until very recently, that was especially true on the red carpet; not a lot had changed in evening bag design since Hollywood as we know it, with all its award shows and movie premieres, sprung up.
Bag: Emilio Pucci Embellished Satin Clutch
Price: $1,525 via mytheresa.com
Why It’s the Bag of the Week: Sometimes all you want or need is something feminine and pretty, and this bag provides both easily.
At this point, it seems like every famous fashion editor and female celebrity in Hollywood has a red carpet-ready Edie Parker clutch bearing either her name or that of her latest project. If you’ve ever wanted to make one of your very own or see what your ideal design would look like, Neiman Marcus has a handy tool that will let you do both.
Along with holiday parties comes an opportunity to quirk up our outfits with holiday clutches and festive statement pieces. That’s why we took to Instagram this week to find some seriously good bag inspiration. So while these tiny bags may not be able to hold your everyday essentials, it may be worth it to leave your giant wallet at home to carry one of these statement-making bags.
Bag: Charlotte Olympia Taquera Clutch
Price: $1,295 via Net-A-Porter
Why It’s the Bag of the Week: Look, it’s halfway through a short holiday week here in the US, and we’re feeling a little bit goofy around the PurseBlog offices. Goofy enough for a four-figure taco clutch?
Traditionally, Dolce & Gabbana is not a go-to source of ultra-formal, ultra-expensive clutches; the brand has generally focused on day bags in the past, with a few evening options here and there. The Dolce woman is one with a lot of events to attend, though, and now the brand is turning out party bags to go along with its party clothes.
When Kristine Johannes debuted her clutch line, Rauwolf, in 2011, no one had any idea that it would become a mainstay on the world’s most prestigious red carpets in only a few short seasons. In that time, though, we’ve seen the line of ultra-modern plexi evening bags come to dominate events like the Emmys and Academy Awards, and when you look at our photos of Rauwolf’s upcoming Spring 2015 bags, the brand’s meteoric rise isn’t exactly a mystery.