Pictured: Rauwolf Elletra minaudière.
The best evening bag possesses a kind of transformative power—pulling together a look in one stylish fell swoop. But there’s more than just functionality at stake. Choosing a clutch (or minaudière or pochette or slinky shoulder bag) is a chance to have some fun with fashion. A gold-studded statement? Why not? Bordeaux-soaked ostrich? We’re all about it.
COMING UP ROSES
A rose gold-plated Lee Savage minaudière is futuristically sleek with a surprising accent of organic nature.
Sophisticated and soft, this luxurious sky blue mink clutch adds a touch of texture.
Fit for a Queen
With golden pyramid studs against dark leather, this Saint Laurent Betty bag would have been coveted by Cleopatra.
Gold and silver? A mini Reece Hudson bag is proof that you can have your cake and eat it, too.
A glass of red wine in one hand and a deep Bordeaux-colored Balenciaga clutch sounds like the perfect pair.
Posh & Painterly
Reveal your inner fine artist with a gold-trimmed Maiyet clutch with brushstroke details.
Pocket Full of Sunshine
Stand out from the crowd with this Pop art-inspired yellow Lisa Perry clutch.
A leopard-print Dries Van Noten all but guarantees a wild night out.
This mandarin-hued pochette is perfect for any ensemble thirsty for color.
Get graphic with a two-tone, cross-hatch patterned minaudière from Rauwolf.