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In Praise of the Pouch

A surefire way to look chic this summer!

Few bags are as chic as the illustrious under-the-arm pouch. It’s a thing that screams, I’ve got it all together, even when you might not, in fact, have anything together. Sometimes referred to as a document pouch, other times called an envelope clutch, the shape is sleek, instantly elevating any look.

It’s the kind of accessory that exudes an air of authority, and the shape itself is rather timeless, making it a great piece to buy into. It is a classic that will remain in your rotation for years to come. Tucked under the arm in a very nonchalant way, it offers an effortless air of both chicness and coolness; there’s power in the pouch.

Whether you’re looking for a more literal version of the classic document pouch or an updated version that reads more like a clutch, there are many great options at many different price points. The bonus? Carry it on its own or put it in one of the season’s trendy big bags for easy access to all of your necessities

Pouch Picks from Dior, Saint Laurent, and More

Goyard Pouch
GOYARD Senat Pochette MM Green
$1,315 via Fashionphile
SHOP
Louis Vuitton Pouch
LOUIS VUITTON Monogram Poche Documents Portfolio Case 39
$570 via Fashionphile
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Dior 30 Montaigne Dea Pouch
CHRISTIAN DIOR 30 Montaigne Dea Pouch
$1,100 via Dior
SHOP
Bottega Veneta Origami Pouch
BOTTEGA VENETA Origami Large Envelope Pouch
$2,400 via Bottega Veneta
SHOP
Saint Laurent Pouch
SAINT LAURENT Envelope Pouch
$995 via Neiman Marcus
SHOP
Chanel Caviar Pouch Clutch
CHANEL Caviar Quilted CC Clutch
$1,895 via The RealReal
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Gucci Document Pouch
GUCCI GG Beauty Case
$850 via Fashionphile
SHOP
Loewe T Pouch
LOEWE T Pouch
$950 via Loewe
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Jil Sander Clutch
JIL SANDER Clutch Bag
$2,150 via 24S
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Celine Pouch
CELINE Small Pouch
$860 via Celine
SHOP
Saint Laurent Quilted Envelope Clutch
SAINT LAURENT Sade Puffer Clutch
$1,890 via Nordstrom
SHOP
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Lorelei
Lorelei
2 days ago

Save the expense of this new trend and simply tuck in the straps of your shoulder bag and carry it under your arm. Buying a designated clutch that you can’t wear any other way seems silly.

Slim
Slim
2 days ago
Reply to  Lorelei

Great idea!

Robbyn
Robbyn
2 days ago

I always loved a clutch. I have a Chanel clutch with removable chain. Love it. Throw in a tote when traveling or working for more security. 🥰. Looks to feminine