La Regale Clutches - Fierce, Fun & Fashionable

It's been eons since clutches were relegated to just evening events and attire. No need to be swathed in a sequined gown to rock a clutch these days. And don't wait for a special occasion either. These sweet handheld pouches are meant to be taken out and shown off on the regular.

In fact, a great clutch is the perfect finish to your everyday outfit. Sure you've done your hair and makeup and picked out jewelry to match, but nothing adds polish and flare like a carefully chosen clutch. 

Twin it in mood and material to what you've got on, or add a colourful, playful piece that juxtaposes your look. There's so many ways to express yourself with a clutch. And these days they're not so minute that you can't carry your essentials around either.

La Regale has hands-down the best selection I've found yet. The trusted brand - in department stores since 1950 - is currently carried in major department stores such as Lord and TaylorBon TonVon Maur, and Nordstrom, and well as many specialty retailers and e-commerce including Bluefly.

The wide range of bags fit every occasion and budget. Go upscale with elegant hand-beaded numbers, or choose something fun and fresh to pair with jeans and weekend wear. The chic, often glamourous selections can be used for a variety of looks and functions.

Take a closer look at just a small cross-section of the collection below. All of which BTW, come with detachable straps, allowing you to switch from clutch to crossbody to shoulder bag, making them THE most versatile purses in your stockpile. Drop the mike.

Brody Faux Crocodile Trunk Crossbody 

New arrivals such as the Brody Faux Crocodile Trunk Crossbody are so on point. This sturdy, boxy number in faux leather croc print, finished with fierce gunmetal and gold hardware, has an Alexander McQueen look and feel. And that gold chain strap? Downright sexy.

A magnetic closure means your contents will stay put despite accidental tipsy happenings (whoops!), and its roomy, satiny interior allows for more than just your iPhone, keys and lipgloss.

Light Denim**

Rockin' the head-to-toe denim trend? Complete your outfit with this natty number sporting a big denim bow, silver closure and matching chain strap. A gold satin interior takes it up a notch, and the large inside pocket offers easy access to your essentials.

Bonus: The size provides enough room for your stuff and then some.
Extra bonus: While your closet is no doubt overflowing with purses, I bet their not covered in jean material.

**similar in size and style to La Regale Bow Frame Clutch.

Black Polyester Envelope

Add colour and cheer to your wardrobe with this soft beauty festooned with raffia daisies in sea blue, coral, white and ochre, and yellow beads and coloured knot centres. This purse ensures it's always sunny where you are,  no matter what the temps are outside.

The sweeping size establishes it as your daily personal assistant, and because it feels so good to hold, you'll never forget to take it with you. Thanks to the detachable gold chain, it becomes a whole different bag and hands-free to boot, so change up your look mid-day or dash across town during rush hour with this beauty strapped to your chest. Either way, heads are going to turn.

The superior beadwork on this stunner ensures that if you get accepted to be a seat filler at this year's 89th Annual Academy Awards, you'll be ready to rock the red carpet.

Those are hand-beaded glass beads, by the way. And the fold over magnetic closure at the top activates the purse to open, leaving you with one hand free (uh, drink in hand, of course). A delicate silver rope chain makes for an elegant, barely-there strap that won't compete with your glorious outfit.

The art deco look and feel continues inside with a champagne interior (drool). And while its appearance might harken back the Golden Era of Hollywood, it would look stunning in the hands of Charlize Theron, dripping in her J'Adore Dior. It'll also seriously rock at your friend Linsay's wedding in August, marking the first fête in which you're matching your dress to your purse, not the usual other way round. If that's not the mark of an extraordinary purse, I don't know what is.

It also comes in Silvertone.

Another stellar choice for awards ceremonies, galas or simply date night is Star Brooch Scallop Flap Clutch. The matte satin looks as good as it feels and the scalloped edge is a divine feminine detail that will stand the test of time. Three large brooches - available in gold or silver - add instant wow factor while still keeping things classy.

Other notable features: gold chain strap with 22" drop, inside card pocket, and big enough to hold your go-to's without being unwieldy.

La Regale's Beaded Mesh Wallet Clutch

Ooh, I love this timeless silver bullet. Blanketed in soft smooth, silver beads that are as silky as mercury, but shine like diamonds, you won't ever let it go.

The clean streamlined clutch isn't much bigger than my hand but inside it's big enough for all your bits and bobs. In fact, it's a complete wallet (in dove grey no less) with 17 pockets in all - including a zipper middle pouch and 12 card holders. Attach the silver chain strap and this evening bag suddenly can stand up to your daily commute.

Note: Also available in gold.

- Harper Sparkle Jacquard Roll Clutch 

Bodacious with rolled edges, a sparkle jacquard fabric lends an undeniably sexy vibe while the sizeable space keeps you organized on the go. The smooth snake chain keeps it from being too frothy and the inside card pocket, as always, saves the day, especially at 2am when you're trying to find your keys.

Available in silver and gold.

Rose Gold Clutch**

Long and lean with gold hardware and jeweled clasp, it's so stunning, it should have its own seat at the SAG Awards (Kiss kiss Sofía Vergara!). And the santin-y rose gold interior is so pretty, you'll open it for no good reason just to have a peek.

In fact, it's so similar to an award itself, you may just take to raising it over your head every once in awhile and recite your carefully crafted acceptance speech (because you have to be ready for anything).

**similar in size and shape to Rhinestone Mini Clutch.

- Basket Weave Clutch Topped with Silver Pineapple

Anytime I see beachy white interwoven with natural raffia, it reminds me of Aerin Lauder and Tory Burch's beloved straw hat collections. There's something inherently cool and casual, yet still tony and chic about the material. And summer vibes forever, am I right?

But this stellar straw piece finished with a delicate, barely-there silver shimmer will take you all the way from the beach to the afterparty. The weave is airy and breezy while the chunky silver chain adds heft.

Hmm, you want to pack oversized sunnies, sunscreen, phone charger, gum, earpods AND bathing suit? You can have it all -  this sweetie offers more room than you think.

But the piece de resistance is the large offset silver pineapple closure that I wish I had as a necklace, ring, sculpture for the living room and in the backyard. It's not just pretty - it's kind of bad ass, which is the perfect combination for tonight's adventures.

Don't wait up.

- Dusty Rose Laser Cut Clutch**

I'm a sucker for laser cut clothes and accessories. And this gorgeous, uber-feminine clutch with ridged sandy, satiny background peeking out from behind an intricate, jaw-dropping dusty pink leather-looking design, with billowing shape kept small and structured, and topped with a matte gold clasp?

I wish they made this in regular purse size, luggage size and furniture to showcase around the house. For now, I'm just bringing this e-v-e-r-y-w-h-e-r-e I go.

**similar to La Regale Laser Cut Flap Clutch.

- Diamond Mesh Flap Clutch

Rockin' enough to pair with your beloved jumpsuits, cool enough to accompany rolled up torn jeans and leather jacket, and swanky enough for your next-level frock, DMFC goes with absolutely everything. And boy is it fun to hold. 

Shimmying and shaking in the light, the soft metal in light gold keeps it from nearing bling status.

Don't judge a clutch by its cover - while the exterior is beautiful, it's got depth too, by way of wallet interior with six card slots, one large zipper pocket, and three other compartments. Who says you can't dance all night long AND have your receipts in order?


The very best grab-and-go bags in an array of colours and styles can be found at La Regale, so shop now. Also available at stores including Lord and TaylorBon TonVon Maur, and Nordstrom, and well as many specialty retailers and e-commerce including Bluefly.

Which one's your favourite? Share in a comment below.

Stephanie Dickison

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