Clutch suggestions?

boxermom

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I'm looking at clutches for my daughter-in-law's birthday in Feb. When I look at online stores, Lauren Merkin seems to come up frequently. Anyone have one? Opinions on her purses or other clutches? My dil doesn't like large bags or anything fancy--she's very practical with her bags and isn't really into designer names, no logos, just function. Thanks!
 
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I don't know why I don't own not even ONE clutch! I can't figure it out! I need to have both my hands available......so shoulder bags and satchels for me.........so I can't help here! I think this thread will be very interesting, though.....
 

Cosmopolitan

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Lauren Merkin is the queen of clutches. Celebs carry her bags all the time. They're available at Neimans, or if you go to laurenmerkin.com, you can see dozens of fabric/leather choices. I own this one in silver below.

If you want to go higher-end, I adore this Nancy Gonzalez black crocodile clutch. I use it time and again for dressy events!
 

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RowanOak

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passerby...You ought to be a Personal Shopper. You are soo helpful in always finding things for someone else, yet never mention yourself or your own bags. I think that's great.

On clutches...I LOVE so many clutches to look at, and I agree with boxermom about the daytime shopping. But also - what do you all do with clutches at a stand-around cocktail party? You have your drink in one hand, your plate in another. So where does the clutch fit into this picture? I'd drop one. (or in my case - all three!) Clue me in here, please.
 

passerby

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RowanOak, thanks for the kind words. I don't mention my bags because I hardly have any. Until a year ago, I didn't have any interest in bags at all (and I'm now 51). Maybe it's menopause? :smile:
 

Blair Waldorf

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I never would've guessed you're 51 passerby! You're so hip!
Anyway, I like Lauren Merkin, but you should check out places like trunkt.com. They tend to have a lot of cute casual clutches. The Kooba Penelope clutch is really cute too.
 

Nishi621

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I love clutches and I carry them for daytime use. Just not really fancy looking ones.

personally, not a big Laura merkin fan though.
 

lulilu

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I don't know what price you are considering, but I am in love with Chanel's newest clutch. If you look on that forum you will see photos.
 

boxermom

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Thank you all for some good ideas--I will explore them all. Passerby-both of those are great--I would like them myself, if I carried clutches! I'll check into them. nerdphanie-thanks for the tip on trunkt.com and the Kooba. lulilu-don't know why I didn't think of the Chanels, because I gave my sister one last year and she adores it. That's another avenue.Compass Rose --I'll check the Lauren Merkin site, too. Maybe too many choices for me to think about!

This is why I need to come here for help. I've gone thru so many online sites searching and looking at pics, that I'm nearly cross-eyed right now. Your ideas help me focus. I always get help when I need it from you all!:flowers: