Cutches - envelope or kisslock? Which style do you prefer?

rabbits

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Kisslock (if it doesn't break my nails first!) I find the flap unwieldy sometimes, whereas the kisslock, even if open, still looks pretty.
 

janoame

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I choose the first one. I love to feel the hard frame of the bag - also a solid and beautiful closure.
 
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If these were my only choices I would say a kisslock. However I much rather have a zipper closure for safe keeping. I'm not a fan of easy access to my bags because that means others will have easy access.
 

nygrl

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I prefer the envelope because it has cleaner lines and looks more sophisticated. I have a few kisslock clutches and they can be a pain to get into sometimes.
 

angelicjulie

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envelope style for me, i find them easier to stick under the arm when you need two free hands, the kisslock is a bit uncomfortable in that position, and as someone else mentioned they can break a nail - aaarrrrgggghhhh!! :smile:
 

papertiger

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I don't mind. Kiss locks can look contemporary too, just think of BV's Knots.

The last last envelope clutch I've bought was a Delvaux Hannelore it has a removable chain (which a really like on clutches) but is so minimalist and chic when using without any hw showing.

For me it's more a questions of structure or floppy, structured usually being easier to carry. I always ask myself if I can actually get enough in one even for a night out.