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. At the dawn of the 2010s, though, a few independent brands came along to make formal clutches a lot more interesting and modern, and Edie Parker is easily the most successful of them.

To go from spunky upstart to industry standard in the space of only five years in business is quite the feat, but when you look at designer Brett Heyman’s retro-modern acrylic clutches, it’s not hard to see how they’ve ended up in the hands of so many stylish women. Evening bags can feel so easily mumsy and conservative, but Heyman’s don’t take themselves too seriously while still looking seriously glamorous.

In 2012, the brand introduced the opportunity to add your own letters to a couple of the line’s most popular clutches, which caught the attention of plenty of starlets and fashion people alike. Now, rarely does a red carpet event pass without at least one or two Edie Parker clutches showing up in someone’s hands, and we’ve got dozens of photos to prove it.

Angie Harmon
Edie Parker Jean Clutch’
$895 via Moda Operandi

One mark in Edie Parker’s favor on the red carpet is that the brand’s clutches come in so many different colors; this one perfectly matches the hunter green in Angie’s dress.

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Anna Faris
Edie Parker Jean Clutch
$895 via Moda Operandi

Anna’s carrying her clutch backwards; it’s actually pink and silver striped, but the back is solid pink.

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Anna Gunn
Edie Parker Breaking Bad Bespoke Jean Clutch
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It’s become popular for stars to carry customized Edie Parker clutches that give a nod to the project they’re celebrating, but if I remember correctly, Anna was the first to do it with this bag at the 2014 SAG Awards.

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Bellamy Young
Edie Parker Fiona Clutch
$1,595 via Net-a-Porter

On the front of the Fiona, you get a contrasting outline that articulates the bag’s gemstone shape; the back is solid.

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Bellamy Young
Edie Parker Jean Clutch
$1,195 via Neiman Marcus

I have a feeling that the same stylist works with multiple members of the Scandal cast, because they all carry Edie’s clutches to events regularly.

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Carmen Ejogo
Edie Parker Jean Clutch
$1,195 via Neiman Marcus

The mix of textures and prints in this ensemble is pretty impressive.

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Cindy Crawford
Edie Parker Jean Clutch
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Stars regularly carry Edie Parker clutches while promoting non-competitive brands. Here, Cindy’s appearing on behalf of Omega.

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Constance Zimmer
Edie Parker Flavia Clutch
$1,095 via Neiman Marcus

The Jean is the most popular red carpet pick in the Edie Parker arsenal; this is that clutch’s bigger, longer sister, the Flavia.

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Darby Stanchfield
Edie Parker Fiona Clutch
$1,595 via Net-a-Porter

Edie Parker’s “confetti” finish is a great alternative to a traditional glitter clutch; because all the variation happens beneath the acrylic surface, it won’t shed sparkly specks all over your outfit.

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Darby Stanchfield
Edie Parker Jean Clutch
$1,195 via Bergdorf Goodman

Like I said: the ladies of Scandal love Edie Parker.

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Debby Ryan
Edie Parker Lara Clutch
$1,095 via Bergdorf Goodman

If you’re unfamiliar with Debby, it’s probably because you’re at least as old as I am. (She’s a Disney Channel star.)

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Diane Kruger
Edie Parker Fiona Clutch
$1,595 via Bergdorf Goodman

That’s part of what makes Edie Parker clutches so popular, though–they look equally appropriate on tween dreams like Debby and Karl Lagerfeld muses like Diane Kruger.

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Diane Kruger
Edie Parker Zigzag Jean Clutch
$1,295 via Neiman Marcus

Not that Diane wouldn’t look good in absolutely anything, because: obviously.

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Emma Roberts
Edie Parker Flavia Clutch
$1,095 via Neiman Marcus

The brand’s willingness to customize its bags make it a go-to pick for themed events like the annual Met Ball.

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Gabrielle Union
Edie Parker Fiona Clutch
$1,595 via Bergdorf Goodman

The standard versions of Edie Parker’s clutches aren’t too shabby either, though.

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Hailee Steinfeld
Edie Parker Jean Clutch
$1,295 via Net-a-Porter

It’s difficult to see because of the vagaries of event lighting, but this clutch was customized with Chinese lettering.

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Ireland Baldwin
Edie Parker Jean Clutch
$895 via Moda Operandi

The brand’s clutches are great for pulling out an accent color.

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Janelle Monae
Edie Parker Fiona Clutch
$1,595 via Net-a-Porter

That the clutches work well on both people with traditional personal styles and people who are more creative and innovative, like Janelle Monae, is a true testament to their versatility.

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Jessica Alba
Edie Parker @Honest Flavia Clutch
$1,095 via Neiman Marcus

Jessica Alba is among the many stars who have EP clutches customized for their projects; instead of a movie or TV show, hers bears the Twitter handle of her Honest Company.

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Joanna Newsom
Edie Parker Lara Clutch
$995 via Bergdorf Goodman

Singer Joanna Newsom took Edie to the Oscars alongside husband Andy Samberg.

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Julie Bowen
Edie Parker Flavia Clutch
$1,095 via Neiman Marcus

It’s a Hollywood rule that at least one person at every premiere or upfront must carry an Edie Parker clutch. Otherwise the LAPD shuts everything down.

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Kate Hudson
Edie Parker Fiona Clutch
$1,595 via Net-a-Porter

Based on the number of Edie Parker clutches on the red carpet at the Met Ball, it’s safe to say the brand is very much Anna Wintour-approved.

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Kerry Washington
Edie Parker Fiona Clutch
$1,595 via Bergdorf Goodman

Of course, I couldn’t promise you the women of Scandal without a little Kerry.

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Kiernan Shipka
Edie Parker Jean Clutch
$895 via Moda Operandi

Edie Parker: appropriate for literally all ages.

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Lake Bell
Edie Parker Oscar Clutch
$1,595 via Neiman Marcus

Edie Parker may be best known for a couple traditional shapes, but the brand is slowly but surely branching out to offer more options.

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Leven Rambin
Edie Parker Jean Clutch
$895 via Moda Operandi

Do you remember back in the day when Leven was inexplicably one of Gawker’s regular targets? The day was in 2008. I have been spending too much time on the Internet for many years now.

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Lily Aldridge
Edie Parker Frostbyte Bespoke Flavia Clutch
$1,095 via Neiman Marcus

Lily carried this clutch to the Billboard Music Awards; Frostbyte is the name of her character in Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” music video.

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Nicky Hilton
Edie Parker Nicky Bespoke Flavia Clutch
$1,095 via Neiman Marcus

Nicky’s a true handbag lover, and she was one of the first celebs to embrace the brand’s now-ubiquitous nameplate clutches

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Poppy Delevingne
Edie Parker Fiona Clutch
$1,595 via Net-a-Porter

Situations like this one are my favorite uses of Edie Parker’s designs–they lend a note of modernity to a very traditionally formal look.

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Rebecca Gayheart
Edie Parker Lara Confetti Clutch
$995 via Neiman Marcus

The Lara is probably Edie’s third most popular style, behind the Jean and Flavia. Sadly, it cannot be customized.

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Rebel Wilson
Edie Parker #Pitch Bespoke Jean Clutch
$1,295 via Net-a-Porter

As you might have guessed, Rebel carried this clutch to the premiere of Pitch Perfect 2.

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Rosario Dawson
Edie Parker Lara Clutch
$1,095 via Saks

Some versions of the Lara have a layer of bright material between the body of clutch and the decorative “ice” on the ends that make the clutch look like it’s glowing from certain angles.

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Sarah Paulson
Edie Parker Jean Clutch
$1,295 via Neiman Marcus

EP’s multicolor geometric designs are always my favorite because they feel the most retro of the bunch.

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Selita Ebanks
Edie Parker Fiona Clutch
$1,595 via Net-a-Porter

The clutch is great and Selita is gorgeous, but I’m a tad distracted by how Dynasty her dress is.

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Sophia Bush
Edie Parker Edie Clutch
$1,395 via MATCHESFASHION.COM

The rounded-off Edie doesn’t come in as many variations as some of the brand’s other shapes, but it’s still a solid choice.

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Taraji P. Henson
Edie Parker Jean Clutch
$1,195 via Neiman Marcus

I don’t know what’s up with Taraji’s hair or jewelry but I do know I love her.

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Taylor Swift
Edie Parker Bad Blood Bespoke Flavia Clutch
$1,495 via Saks

Taylor debuted the video for “Bad Blood” at the Billboard Music Awards, and she celebrated with her clutch.

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Tessa Thompson
Edie Parker Jean Clutch
$895 via Moda Operandi

Tessa carried this bag to a Burberry in-store party–it was a bold move, but it paid off.

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Victoria Justice
Edie Parker Jean Clutch
$895 via Moda Operandi

How does Victoria Justice have such a perfect face?

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Victoria Justice
Edie Parker Jean Clutch
$895 via Moda Operandi

Seriously: how?

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Y Ajayi
Y Ajayi
7 years ago

I find these a little uninspired. I don’t think I am a fan of this kind of obvious self promotion.

Jerri R
Jerri R
7 years ago

That is some aggressive marketing, to gift all these celebrities with their bags and making sure they are photographed with them. Now the prices the regular people pay are going to reflect the cost of the free bags given to the celebs. OK.

Cbl
Cbl
7 years ago

These are so cute. I’ve always wanted one but I’m afraid of dropping it and totally jacking it up!

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7 years ago

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Sparkletastic
Sparkletastic
7 years ago

That is a horrible pic of Angie Harmon. Yikes. At least I hope it is. ????

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7 years ago

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7 years ago

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