It’s refreshing to see what an impact such a tiny item as the clutch purse can make on an overall outfit! Clutch bags add something special to your attire, and generally, clutch bags are elegant and royal looking.

A clutch purse, or clutch bag, is a women’s accessory item designed to hold a few necessities such as makeup. a driver’s license and more than likely, your cell phone.  A true clutch purse is designed to be carried by hand, with no attached chain or strap that can be placed over your wrist or over your shoulder.  A clutch purse is intended to be clutched beautifully in your delicate hand or gripped by your fabulous fingers!

Clutch bags come in a variety of shapes, brands, styles and colors, and as with all purses, the clutch that you choose to carry may change between outfits and seasons. You can find clutches made from leather, plastic, crocheted, etc., and the fashionable purse can be shaped in a square, a rectangle, heart shaped and covered with flowers or simple beads.

There is surely a clutch bag available for every personality type! Believe the positive clutch hype!


Clutch Purse Fun Fact: The history of purses dates back to the Babylonian era. Purses were more commonly used for carrying money and small valuables. In ancient times, many men and women wore small purses on a belt. By the early 1800s, women began carrying reticules (similar to modern handbags) and the clutch purse emerged.

The most popular type of clutch bag is the evening bag, as clutch purses tend to be more regal and feminine looking than carrying a large handbag. Many clutch purses are decorated with rhinestones and gems, giving off an elegant, rich night look.


I adore the visual appeal of clutch bags, yet they aren’t suited for practicality! On many levels, fashion itself isn’t suited for sensibility, and that’s part of the fun and the allure of fashion! Clutch purses, though not always realistic to carry, are always beautiful and beguiling to look at and enhance any outfit!

Clutch Purse Fun Fact: Clutch bags make great gifts for girlfriends, coworkers, sisters, daughters, mothers, wives, etc. Most every woman owns at least one clutch bag, and if she doesn’t, why don’t you surprise her with a clutch purse and allow her to enter the club of fashionable female purses?

Doll up your dress clutching a stylish clutch purse!

Clutch bags are usually chic and look extremely modern and cool when held in your hand. The vogue clutch purse gives an “it” factor to whatever outfit that you are wearing. In addition to looking so fabulous. clutch bags are easy to carry and can come in extremely handy when you only need to hold a few small items.


Clutch bags, by their pint size alone, look petite and pretty in any hand!

Clutch Purse Fun Fact: The clutch purse became immensely popular during World War II. With rationing, the smaller clutch required less material for manufacturing and fit in well with the sensible mindset of that war time environment.

The clutch is simply, well, cute and classy! Hand-held sassy!

What is the best reason for owning a clutch? The glamorous bag is merely too cool to pass up! What is the least common reason for owning a clutch purse? Limited space. However, for those of you who travel light, the clutch bag fits just right!

There is a clutch for every hand and a clutch for every occasion!


The clutch bag has become a fashion statement, and a basic necessity for many women! As every woman has her own unique taste when it comes to clothes, the same holds true for her purses.

Release your inner dialogue with your outer dress, highlighted by a charming clutch bag!

Let the power of fashion carry you to a higher realm as you handle a glorious, alluring and off-the-charts attractive clutch purse!

Dare to be a diva and clutch away!

The attention grabbing clutch purse is here to stay, so grip away!

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Give a hand to the hand-held clutch handbag!

Small purse – large fashion statement!


“That is one small bag with maximum oomph you’re carrying in your hand.”

“My clutch bag? Yes, I completely agree. It really is quite grand.”

“Doesn’t your hand get tired after awhile?”

“It’s all about the look…class and style!”

“I’m assuming by the size of the purse that you travel light.”

“Intelligent you are. What I have in my bag fits just right.”

“And makes for a beautiful, fashionable sight!”

Travel light and hold the clutch tight for a look and feel that is just right!


Nancy’s next novel in her award winning murder mystery series, Deadly Decisions – A Natalie North Novel, available now in online and retail bookstores.

Nancy Mangano is an American fashion journalist and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy. Visit Nancy on her author website, Twitter @, her fashion magazine Strutting in Style! at, and her Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano


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Nancy Mangano resides in Orange County, CA. She has blended her love of detective work and style in her novels, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy.
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