The 10 most stylish clutches for Hong Kong’s festive season

From Chanel’s six-figure minaudière and Gucci’s heirloom look, to Hogan’s special Christmas edition, here are 10 standout statement clutches to impress on the party circuit

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 11 December, 2016, 7:01pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 13 December, 2016, 6:00pm

Finding a party dress is easy – it’s the accessories that count. Thanks to brands such as Olympia Le Tan, the statement clutch has evolved into its own category. This season it’s all about rich fabrics and embellishments such as jewels, studs, bows, patchwork and even coins. Metallic colours such as gold and silver add sparkle, while red is a festive favourite.

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Here are 10 standout clutches:

A bejewelled Alexander McQueen clutch (HK$29,100) has gobstopper crystals, flowers and gems and features the brand’s signature knuckleduster clasp.

Alexander McQueen, shop 212, Landmark, Central, tel: 2765 0220

Velvet is a big trend this season and this Miu Miu style (HK$18,650) suits black-tie events. Featuring a sparkling crystal trim, large pearls decorate the frame and strap.

Miu Miu, shop G31-32, Landmark, Central, tel: 2523 7833

An oversized bow adds a feminine touch to this Victoria Beckham black clutch (HK$9,900) while black and white polka dots create a vintage-inspired look.

From On Pedder, New World Tower, Central, tel: 2118 3489

Go back to the future with the Diorever Squad clutch (HK$16,500) in silver. It comes with a short and long handle in powder blue leather.

Dior, shop G40-G45, Landmark, Central, tel: 800 969 886

An ode to Cuba, this Chanel wood and gold minaudière (HK$108,900) looks like a cigar box and is decorated with gold coins and plaques. Each piece takes 17 hours to complete using aningeria wood from Kenya.

Chanel, Prince’s Building, Chater Road, Central, tel: 2810 0978

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The Shoepeaks fluid shape clutch (HK$26,000) could easily pass for a sculpture. In polished gold, it also features signature bright red soles across the top and bottom.

Christian Louboutin, 10-12 Wyndham Street, Central, tel: 2530 2918

This Hogan metallic leather gold clutch (HK$4,500), a limited edition for Christmas, is simple yet functional with a roomy pouch, front pocket and a black strap.

Hogan, 2/F Pacific Place, Admiralty, tel: 2918 0181

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Gucci’s Broadway clutch (HK$26,000) looks like an heirloom. In blue brocade, it is decorated with metallic-pink leaves, beads and crystals in the shape of a broken arrow.

If you are after a more festive style, Valentino’s quilted Rockstud Spike bag (HK$13,700) comes in a bold shade of red. A leather handle and long chain strap make it easy to carry.

Valentino, shop 103-104, Landmark, Central, tel: 2523 8035

The classic Kate clutch with chain (HK$13,500) features a patchwork of clouds, moons and stars inspired by a Saint Laurent dress from the 1970s. It comes with a handy crossbody chain so you can dance the night away.

Saint Laurent, shop G3 Alexandra House, 20 Chater Road, Central, tel: 2868 0092