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Designer Handbags: Clutching the Pochette


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Queen Bee of Beverly Hills – Handbag Blog: Designer Handbags: Clutching the Pochette

Fendi Borderline Satin Clutch - Limited Edition

Fendi Borderline Satin Clutch – Limited Edition (Photo credit: queenbeeofbeverlyhills)

The pochette, later known as the clutch bag, became very popular in the 1920’s and 1930’s. At it’s inception, this clutch bag was generally made of soft material, and carried by the hand. Later it evolved into a larger, more structured bag that is worn under the arm. Pochettes were also known as “underarm purses”. For extra security many were equipped with a strap to put your wrist through. The pochette fell out of favor in the 1940’s when the more practical shoulder bag became popular. However, in the late 1950’s the pochette made a comeback, but was refined as the clutch bag. The clutch is held tightly in the hand, or clutched closely to the body. It was worn both day and night, often with matching shoes. The clutch as we know it was refashioned in the 1970’s into a flat large envelope style that is making a huge comeback in the designer handbag world this year.

Let’s take a look at some of our favorite designer clutch bags:

Saint Laurent Lutetia Flap Clutch Bag available at Bergdorf’s

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Gucci Heritage Clutch Handbag Available at Queen Bee of Beverly Hills

Gucci Black Leather Heritage Clutch 245753

Prada Clutch – (no longer available)

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Dior Clutch as Seen on Marion Cottilard at the 2013 SAG Awards:

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Bronze Dior Clutch

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Queen Bee of Beverly Hills – Handbag Blog: Designer Handbags: Clutching the Pochette

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