Studded Clutches Trend

For some reason, I didn’t see this studded clutch trend coming. I don’t remember seeing a plethora of studs on the runway for Spring 2013, and heavy metal embellishments are usually more of a staple of fall collections (more on that tomorrow, actually). The more I thought about it though, these bags may have come about, at least in part, as a response to the enduring, perhaps even increasing, popularity of the Valentino Rockstud line, which has enjoyed seasons of success because of its smart combination of traditional femininity, luxury and toughness.

Some of these designers, like Alexander McQueen and Christian Louboutin, would undoubtedly be using the punk metal embellishments. For a brand like Tory Burch or Diane von Furstenberg, though, the Rockstud’s longevity is proof positive that women are drawn to the combination of two such disparate styles. Perhaps because bold details are more easily digestible in small amounts, the trend has manifested itself in tons of clutches, pouches and minaudieres. Below, we’ve picked the best, including plenty of colorful options that will make studs easier to pull off in the coming warm weather, starting at $128.

Diane von Furstenberg Studded Tonda Clutch
$395 via ShopBop

Diane von Furstenberg Studded Tonda Clutch

House of Harlow 1960 Tilly Haircalf Studded Clutch
$250 via Nordstrom

House of Harlow 1960 Tilly Haircalf Studded Clutch

Anya Hindmarch Studded Heart Zip Clutch
$550 via ShopBop

Anya Hindmarch Studded Heart Zip Clutch

Valentino Rockstud Zip Clutch
$1,195 via Neiman Marcus

Valentino Rockstud Zip Clutch

Christian Louboutin Spiked Clutch
$1,895 via Neiman Marcus

Christian Louboutin Spiked Clutch

MICHAEL Michael Kors Pyramid Stud Zip Clutch
$128 via Neiman Marcus

MICHAEL Michael Kors Pyramid Stud Zip Clutch

Alexander McQueen Studded Skull Clasp Clutch
$2,625 via Neiman Marcus

Alexander McQueen Studded Skull Clasp Clutch

Tory Burch Pyramid Stud Clutch
$495 via Neiman Marcus

Tory Burch Pyramid Stud Clutch Bag

Burberry Prorsum Studded Leather Clutch
$3,295 via Net-a-Porter

Burberry Prorsum Studded Leather Clutch
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  • ReneeO

    Valentino does it best1 That’s why they are so popular.

  • http://justj.ca/ MizzJ

    Love the Anya Hindmarch one! The color and those cute little heart studs make this quite unique.

  • pixiegirlie

    Love the valentino clutch, just can’t justify the cost. I’ve been trying to talk myself out of the MK clutch for the past month lol

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