BODHI Safety Clutch

There are times when the fashion world faces a lull in new product. We are between seasons right now, which means that most of Spring 2012′s products have arrived in stores but Fall 2012 still won’t ship for several months. Every year, this is the time when I scour the Internet for something different. After staring at handbags for nearly seven years straight, the ability for a new line to jump out and grab my attention is rare. However, I’ve read chatter about BODHI bags and decided to do a little research.

The stand out design of the group is their Safety Clutch, of which you can take the name quite literally.


The design of the clutch is simple and structured, with the body having a fold-over flap top. BODHI knew they had an interesting design on their hands, so they created this clutch in a variety of colors and leathers. I’m actually most drawn to the funky black leather with gold stud hardware option, however the simpler options are definitely more wearable.

It’s becoming more and more difficult to stand out in the accessory world as the industry is filled with designers, but sometimes all it takes is a touch of something different. This is what BODHI was able to do in a way that didn’t cheapen the look. Of course this clutch is better suited for the younger crowd, and I can see it being a perfect night out bag. Prices range from $398 to $798 for python.

  • 19yearslater

    I like them. The prices aren’t too bad compared to a lot of brands, either.

  • Perry

    I first saw this bag in an episode of Gossip Girl. Jenny was carrying it to Chuck’s fathers funeral.

  • SharMackey

    This concept design is inspired by Ingber and Company from the 50′s.  Ingber put the safety pin handle on the map.  Issac and David Ingber started the company in 1903 and worked hard to achieve the american dream.  During the 63 years, the brothers designed and manufactured many iconic designs.  

  • Walker1933

    In 1958, my sister was a model and I have a picture of her at the airport with a safety pin clutch from newspaper in Chicago. I was only five and thought it was the coolest bag ever. Hers was patent leather. I just ordered a Bodhi and am so excited to get it.