Clutches are always a big hit on the runway because they’re easy to add to an outfit without obscuring the clothes being presented, but for Fall 2011, handheld bags took an even more prominent spot in the season’s shows than is usually expected. In textures from velvet to python (and sometimes velvet and python on the same clutch) and sizes big enough to carry all your belongings or so small that a cell phone would be a tight squeeze, you better make sure that your handheld handbag game is in point this year. But fret not – we’ve got nine of the best options from Fall 2011’s runways so that you can start socking away cash now. Let us know which is your favorite (or if you think we left something out) in the comments.


Bottega Veneta


Diane von Furstenberg


Louis Vuitton



Victoria Beckham

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  • Lulugurl

    These are all so amazing! I can pick a favourite! Guess I will just have to try to buy all of them (I wish)! ;)

    • Now that’s the kind of attitude I like to hear!

  • Marion

    When clutches are too flat, they’ll bulge when i try to put my phone in them and then, it’s just not pretty. So the Bottega Venetta one is my favorite! I love the color and it just looks so luxurious

  • Cate

    I want that Balenciaga clutch. Like, now. Although I would settle for the DvF, because that is an AMAZING color.

    • Even though it’s probably the least expensive of the group (prices haven’t surfaced yet), I think the DvF might be my favorite. The turquoise and black is just perfection.

  • Krystal

    i love shanghai tang clutches! please feature shanghai tang more, they have beautiful pieces that not enough people know about!

  • KaylaNiche

    The Bottega Veneta is just everything!!!

  • cca.

    Lanvin all the way. I have a weakness for box clutches

  • becashook

    Love the Burberry clutch!

  • seejayluvsbags

    I like the VB bag

  • Cristina

    Love that Balenciaga! VB is also a fav.

  • Ingrid

    love love LOVE the Balenciaga. the VB clutch is super hot too. but the burberry has got to go. it looks retro in a bad way.

  • becashook

    Where can I find the Burberry

    • Nowhere yet – these looks just debuted, they’ll be in stores toward the end of summer! Net-a-Porter or Saks are always good bets to find Burberry.

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  • rose60610

    The Balenciago and the LV are my faves. The others are nice, too. Good selection here.

  • lula

    BALENCIAGA!! hope they’ll push it to retail.

  • Jewelrybymiaj

    Burberry i love it!

  • Lala

    I love the Louis Vuitton Clutch just the right size for me. I need a clutch that can carry more than a lipstick, cellphone and keys this fits the bill.

    Nice selection.. Thanks purseblog for showing off these wonderful bags.

    Will start my Louis Vuitton Clutch Fund.

  • Kat

    It seems like I’m the only one who likes the Valextra. I love how simple it is and how they make the croc the star of the show. It has a Celine Box Bag vibe to it, too.

  • Maggie

    Wow! Love the Balenciaga and Valextra ones!!

  • belgianyen

    wow!!!! I already have a BV clutch so my heart goes to the Balenciaga this time!!!! <3

  • Mash

    VB is awesome! So is the Lanvin. But you left Fendi out? Those jewelled clutches are divine!

  • Mochababe73

    That color on the Victoria Beckham is calling my name. The Burberry is screaming it!

  • Alecia

    I was immediately drawn to the Burberry clutch. The colors are eye-catching and it has a design that just begs to be held. My second fave is the LV clutch.

  • jenny

    there was a gray fendi one, and blue stella one that i absolutely adored..

  • Cathy Fitz

    I would love to have almost every one of these, but the Balenciaga made my heart ache.

  • rawda

    the Balenciaga is impeccable. VB comes second.

  • Laura

    OMG I want the Balenciage clutch! Normally I’m not into white accessories but this one is gorgeous!!! Most of these clutches I would buy (if I had the money). I find it interesting that the accessories industry is still thriving on animal based materials. Most of the fashion industry has moved to faux.

  • Rebeca

    you should make a a whole page of vb’s bags!!!

  • Lynda

    All of these are fabulous! Hard to pick which one’s my fav!

  • Rina Red

    My favs are Bottega Veneta, Burberry and DvF..if I had to pick one I have to say Burberry. Love the buckle details and the colors!

  • Kabudiharto

    Anybody now how much is the price of that LV clutch ?