Not being a huge fan of the clutch, I typically don’t spend a ton of money on them. I hate having to squeeze it to my side with my elbow when I need my second hand free for giving a new acquaintance a handshake, grabbing a second drink or whatever else I need my free hand for.

With that in mind, I found some fabulous clutches worthy of the annoying elbow-to-the-ribcage maneuver.  Below are my favorite finds!

Oh Alexander, you’ve done it again. This rockstar clutch comes in a variety of color combinations and materials that would look stunning for a night out on the town. I could imagine this on Gossip Girl – they always have the best wardrobes!

Alexander McQueen Knuckle-Duster Studded Suede Clutch, $1,895

Simple boxy design fixed with a gold branch-like clasp. A great (and much cheaper) alternative to the woven Bottega Veneta clutches – which we also love…

Diane Von Furstenberg Lytton Clutch, $295

We love the mixture of feminine and fierce with the delicate leather flower and Falchi’s signature python style. Could go night or day – cocktail party or luncheon!

Carlos Falchi – Floral Square-Bottom Clutch, $895

A great summer clutch for day parties! This raffia ruffled clutch is light and easy, and would work with any colors in your closet – a perfectly inexpensive addition to your summer wardrobe.

Mar Y Sol Gabriella Ruffle Clutch, $73

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