XXL clutches: The functional trend we're living for this F/W '18
Bigger is better
Having captured designers’ imagination for the F/W ‘18 presentations, the oversized clutch is set to make a huge comeback this season. Luxury brands from Prada, Isabel Marant and Givenchy were zealots of the silhouette, each spinning their own version of the bag either with embellishments such as bohemian fringing or unique styling (see: Givenchy’s tufted pillow-like Glam Slam). Others got creative, with Chanel and Marni converting oversized tote bags into clutches by having the models carry them as such.
Needless to say, we’re positively feeling the XXL clutch for its practicality. Just think of all the vitals – or non-vitals, we won’t judge – you can fit in there.
Sure, it may be considered taxing to wedge a massive clutch in between your armpits for an entire day, but next to a heavy strap bag – or worse, a micro-bag, it’s definitely worth the extra leg (or arm?) work.
With bigger being better this fall, we’re looking to invest in the trend; if you’re with us, check out our top 10 picks of chic and appealingly wearable XXL clutches to shop right now.
Prada large padded nylon clutch, US$970 (S1,335.98) available online at Prada
Right on trend with its neon orange hue, this padded nylon clutch will make a smashing statement at your next party. Featuring a tonal enamel plaque with the Prada logo, this ‘80s-inspired number packs hefty a punch in character.
Bonus: It’s also the same clutch Kendall Jenner was seen carrying at Kylie’s famous 21st birthday party. An absolute score.
Crafted in Italy from leather in four contrasting colours, this oversized clutch carries Gucci’s iconic bee motif made from antique effect gold-tone hardware and embellished with crystal studs, faux pearls and rubies.
It’s finished with a full-black leather backing and a quilting effect on the front.
Maison Margiela large glam slam bag, €1,790 (S$2837.50) available online at Maison Margiela
Having made its appearance twice on the Margiela runway (once in S/S ‘18, then again in F/W ‘18), the Glam Slam bag is practically a key bag to keep an eye on this year. Featuring a tufted design that brings to mind a cozy couch, it has a detachable strap which allows you to carry it as a clutch.
This ultra-soft leather bag will not only schelp all your necessities for the day, it’ll double as a pillow too if you want to catch a few winks while you’re out.
Acne Studios minimal handbag, €850 (S$1347.49) available online at Acne Studios
Nestled at the nook of a model’s arm like a clutch at the brand’s F/W ‘18 runway show, this oversized sunflower yellow handbag is made of 100% lamb leather and shaped to a minimal rectangular silhouette.
Accentuated with contrasting topstitching, a wide shoulder strap, large D-rings and decorative tags, this carryall is perfect for travelling and casual weekend styling.