Cameras flash, the swish of a couture gown, a starlet’s megawatt smile–– the red carpet must be the most glamorous place on earth. And what’s a red carpet without a sea of evening clutches? The evening clutch also goes by the name “minaudière” and was originally designed by luxury jewelry companies in the 1920’s and 1930’s. The idea was simple: Hollywood starlets and socialites began to shun bags that hung off their arm and took away from the silhouette of their ensemble, and instead embraced handheld structured bags at special events. Much like jewelry, these elegant accessories can complement and punctuate an entire look.
Fine jewelry companies stopped producing these bags years ago as many of the manufacturers creating the raw materials closed. These days minaudières can fetch up to $5,000. But glamour doesn’t always have to come with such an outrageous price tag. Our Edie Clutch is embellished with sophisticated pearlized beading on one side with the back finished in smooth cream-colored fabric. The Edie Clutch also comes with two chain straps of different lengths so you can vary how you wear it. This gem of a purse is just waiting to go out on the town.