Often women who are looking for statement pieces go for jewelry. Let’s go another route and turn your style-o-meter up a notch with a clutch—made of wood!
A Little Fashion History
Clutches are vintage accessories that complement modern fashion. Women in the 18th-19th centuries carried small purses called reticules. These reticules were made of fabric, and some are reminiscent of what we call clutches.
So what’s the function of a clutch?
Clutches are a statement of convienence, and are designed for a woman to carry the bare necessities. During the Victorian era, a woman would put rice paper for face blotting, smelling salts and a handkerchief into her recticule. In our modern day, we’d toss our cellphone, a thin wallet with cash/cards, pressed powder/compact mirror, comb, lipstick and keys into a clutch.
Clutches are stylish, too. Once upon a time, clutches and other types of handbags matched the outfit, as they were made of the same fabric as the dress the woman was wearing. We are no longer limited to having everything matchy-matchy. We can have color contrast, and use a variety of prints and fabrics to create a single look.
Wooden clutches are definitely vintage. A clutch made of wood can add texture to any outfit, just like other types of clutches, including brocade, silk, satin, wicker and lucite. While other types of clutches seem more appropriate for evening attire, a wooden clutch would pair well with denim, khaki, and an assortment of daytime or evening wear.
The wooden clutches featured in this set come with respective beautiful embellishments and shapes. Be on-trend with an envelope style clutch, like the Emboya wood clutch; or go glam with silk and leather embossed wooden clutches by designer Rachana Reddy.
Featured in set:
- Ornate Armor in Pink by Rachana Reddy
- Pyramid Clutch by French Connection
- Drama by Rachana Reddy
- Criss Cross Clutch by French Connection
- Blondie Wood Clutch in Dark Wood – ONE by Malini Murjani
- Spot Studded Clutch by French Connection
- Wearable Wood Clutch: Emboya