Taking the Spotlight with Totally Unorthodox Clutches

Aug 10 2012 • by Sarah

 1. London Taxi Clutch, $465

2. Black Doll Face Fifi Clutch, $420

3. Black Satin Postcard Felicity Clutch, $360

4. Bag of Books, $495

5. Black Cameo Fiona, $435

6. Red Swarovski Crystallized Lips Clutch, $1095

7. Black Pearls of Wisdom Book Clutch, $465

Have you heard of the Lulu Guinness London Taxi clutch or perhaps her lip-shaped clutch bathed in Swarovski crystals? The very British Lulu Guinness, who has earned accolades in the UK fashion industry including the coveted Lifetime Achievement in Handbag Design Award, launched her handbag and fashion accessories line back in 1989.

Adding a touch of whimsy to your wardrobe is nothing new to the fashion world, stylish women have done it often: think Alexa Chung, Sophia Bush, Ashley Tisdale, Tulisa Contostavlos, Katy Perry, Sienna Miller and Agyness Deyn. Unorthodox clutches provide a respite from the ordinary, everyday grind and momentarily brings the wearer and the spectator to another place and time. My personal favorite happens to be the London Taxi clutch and this adorable little mobile phone case:

Red Phone Box Patent Phone Holder, $95

The most popular among Lulu Guinness’ clutch bag collection is the Lips line, and is available in a variety of colors and textures. It is also one of the most sought after accessories amongst fashion forward celebrities. Other designers like the iconic Phillip Lim, YSL, Kate Spade, Marc Jacobs, Judith Leiber and Diane Von Furstenberghave also jumped into this trend wagon but it is the work of Lulu Guinness that attracts me most because of its vintage cum retro chic essence. Nevertheless, here are some funky clutches you can also enjoy from other designers!

1. Kate Spade New York Tiki Bar Cocktail Clutch $250.99 (Sold Out)

2. Marc by Marc Jacobs Werdie Clutch $79.86 (Sold Out)

3. Diane von Furstenberg Mixed-Media Keyhole Box Clutch $895 (Sold Out)

4. Phillip Lim Break Up Clutch $375 (Sold Out)