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Operation Perfect Black Clutch

The Frisky is on the hunt for the perfect clutch, and gosh darn it, so am I! In fact, my interminable search for a new, versatile, black-leather option went into hyperdrive this past weekend when my longstanding faux-crocodile go-to basically disintegrated in my hands.

While there’s nothing wrong with a cheapo, faux-croc, thrift-store find, this time around, I’m in the market for something...sturdier. And that comes with an optional cross-body strap. Not to mention, is big enough to fit the complete wallet/keys/iphone triumvirate. Scroll down to weigh-in on the options I’m currently mulling over and be sure to check out The Frisky’s complete shopping guide to finding the perfect clutch here.

from top left, clockwise: Alexander Wang "Adele" clutch, $580, barneys.com; Jas MB "Lisa Mod" clutch, $395, barneys.com; Medium leather carry-all pouch, $50, americanapparel.net; Carla Mancini "Amalfi" python-print clutch, $455, endless.com; Jimmy Choo black croc-embossed "Tess" crossbody, $796, bluefly.com

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