Evening Bags

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My and large, the looks at Monday night’s tech-themed 2016 Met Gala were a little bit boring (the world has now been emptied of silver sequins and beads because they were all on the Upper East Side last night), but there was one very bright spot (for us, anyway): tons of celebrities carried interesting clutches.

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Leonardo DiCaprio may have finally gotten a little gold man to take home last night, but we, of course, found our eyes drifting toward what the female nominees, presenters and attendees had in their hands instead.

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In a certain sense, the Grammys always have my favorite red carpet of the year. Compared to actors and actresses, musicians are generally much worse dressed and more poorly media trained, so you get a lot more oddities, a lot more personality and a lot more fun, as long as you’re not the type of person who thinks fun can only happen in the context of good taste.

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You’ve probably seen tons of pictures of dresses from last night’s 2016 Golden Globes today, but it’s our job to look at the details and figure out who made all the stars’ glittering little evening bags.

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Holiday party season is upon us and will stretch through the end of the year, and that means it’s time to pull out your fanciest little evening bag and take it for a spin (or several) through the coming weeks’ various celebrations, fêtes and festivities.

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With this little clutch in your hand, it's always 5 o'clock somewhere. (Even on a Monday morning.) Charlotte Olympia Cocktail Hour Clutch $1,495 8 Comments Read More
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Manolo Blahnik has always been a man who does things at his own pace. While almost all designers hopped on the platform bandwagon in the mid-2000s, Blahnik was steadfast, sticking with the single-sole shoes he’s made for decades.

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Cheeky clutches may be a recent trend for some brands, but the idea has but one true originator: Judith Leiber. The brand is famous for its Austrian crystal-covered minaudieres, crafted to resemble things like elephants or bundles of grapes.

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Wedding season is upon us, and if you want a special little bag to carry to events all summer long, this is easily the most gorgeous one you'll find for $500 or less. With this color combination, it'd also be perfect for the bride herself. Rafe Andromeda Clutch 5 Comments Read More
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I’ve never been married, but I do compulsively watch all of TLC’s wedding-themed reality shows, so I’ve developed quite a few opinions on wedding fashion. First, a bride should do pretty much whatever she wants, because it must suck not to feel like yourself on your wedding day.

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Anyone who’s ever tried to use a box clutch knows that it requires some sacrifices. Your wallet, your sunglasses, your makeup bag, your office keys–things gotta go. If you’re into storing things externally, though, Tom Ford may have a solution, at least for your lipstick.

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The Academy Awards, because of their extremely formal and buttoned-up nature, often make for boring bag-spotting. Thankfully, though, this year’s red carpet provided more handbag eye candy than we’re used to. From vintage Van Cleef & Arpels to crocodile and rhinestone Louis Vuitton, there’s plenty to look at in the photos below.

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