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50 Crazy-Cool, Colorful Clutches That'll Elevate Any Summer Outfit

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Like a friendship bracelet in handbag form.


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A little bit bondage, a little bit Barbie.
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It's all about that totally tubular closure.
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An exotic carryall you can actually feel good about carrying!
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A dressed-up take on the current clear clutch craze.
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It's straw and ombré in one! It's strombré!
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Enter iconic Jaws theme music here.
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The brand might've dropped the "Yves" from its name, but Saint Laurent's still all about honoring its iconic founder.


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A subtler way to wear zebra stripes—albeit with just as much graphic impact.


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For added street style swagger, pair this with a similar scarf print in a complementary color way.
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If the ostrich doesn't get you, that clasp—so luxe it could qualify as jewelry—will.
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How chic Trekkies should stow their stuff.
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Lose yourself to prints.
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Backed in black, a classic floral print's ready for a night out.
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Carry it like a clutch, or swing the handy longer strap over your shoulder. Either way, this one's a winner.
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Why wear your heart on your sleeve when you can carry it in your hand?


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Even more delicious than a page full of candy dots—plus, you won't have to eat any paper.
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In addition to simply looking cool, the matelassé ruching adds extra grip to this bold little number, meaning it'll never slip out of your grasp.
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Is there any finish more luxe than shagreen? We say no.
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We can't get enough of that bungee cord wristlet.
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A stunning fusion of Art Deco glam and '70s-era glitz.
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Proof that studs don't have to look punk.
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A perfect, peachy option for everyday.
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Show off what you want, then stash what you'd rather hide in the included metallic gold pouch.
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The epitome of Miami glam.
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Like the prettiest—not to mention most portable—Rorschach test ever.


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Loose threads: perhaps the most unique textural add-on we've ever seen.
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Bloomin' beautiful.


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The lunch bag-style rolled top makes this a perfect option for lazy, laid-back weekends.
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Insanely ornate, the sort of piece that'd make a jeans-and-tee ensemble look black tie-appropriate. (Well, almost.)
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Can you believe it's actually made from a rubber swim cap?!
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Just the right amount of hardware, so it'll make a major statement without weighing you down.


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This vegan option includes a detachable strap for daytime wear—and the double compartments keep everything neatly organized, which can be tricky with a clutch.
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Peekaboo? More like chic-aboo!


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All that glitters might not be gold—but when it is, there's nothing better.
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Like a gorgeous trinket you might've stumbled upon in a Marrakech marketplace.


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Coral and gold: perhaps the most summery color duo on the planet.
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Lemony and Lego-like.
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As far as every editor's concerned, Comme des Garçons is the gold standard when it comes to colorful clutches.


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Those subtle, skinny golden stripes are so unexpected.
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Thanks to those dozens of teensy jingling bells, you'll always turn heads when you enter the room (as if that show-stopping print wasn't enough).


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No, thank YOU, Clare.


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Suddenly, we're craving a mimosa like nobody's business. Anyone else?


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Ripe for the picking, indeed.


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The clutch counterpart to Dorothy Gale's iconic ruby slippers has finally arrived.
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The totable, non-meltable equivalent of a grape popsicle—it even closes with a stick!
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Classic schoolboy shape, completely modern colorway.

Senior Digital Editor

 

When it's hot out, the last thing you want is to be weighed down by a gargantuan tote or heavy satchel. Enter the summer clutch: a fuss-free, pared-down way to stow your day-to-day (and night-to-night) essentials. And this season's come in so many eye-popping shades, there's no excuse not to grab one (or more) and go!

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