The new clutch purse: 15 quirky statement makers that bring any outfit to the next level

Clutch Purse Charlotte Olympia

Clutch Purse Charlotte Olympia

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Bigger isn’t always better when it comes to Spring 2013 accessories and this season we’re holding on to statement clutches in all shapes, sizes and patterns.

While those larger than life body bags were the ultimate standard only a few seasons ago, Spring 2013 is the time to edit what’s inside your bag and retain only the essentials (iPhone, lipstick, wallet and that’s about it).

The clutch purse was everywhere on the international runways, and its appeal ran the gamut from quirky (a candy button style turquoise number at Fendi) to 1990s-inspired (a plaid fold-over bag at Dries Van Noten) to the really old school (Céline’s take on the classic brown lunch bag, which was reinvented in bright red leather.)

And since the stores are flooded with these gorgeous little statement makers, we’ve plucked out 15 of our favourites to keep you on top of the trend. So grab on and hold on tight to Charlotte Olympia’s mock perfume bottle, Topshop’s graphic black and white stripes or Zara’s Lucite box bag—we’ve got something for everyone and every price point.