Swathed in beads and crystals, clutches this season are all about the glitter. From Judith Leiber’s crystal-studded luxe clutch to Lovetobag’s Japanese-beaded soft pouch, make a statement with the brightest beads.
Black or white
If you want to keep it simple and classy, try the Rubik by Sanya V Jain. The suede clutch, with silk lining, is adorned with pearl and bugle beads of different sizes and overlaid with net fabric. Pick it up at the multi-designer store Kitsch, in New Delhi. `10,000. Details: 011 46098212
You can amp up your casual look with RadhikaGupta’s beautiful Aqua box clutch. Bright turquoise coloured plastic beads
cover the wooden clutch that has quaint little birds perched in the middle. The clutch from Gupta’s label, 5 Elements, has polyester lining and a neat round metal clasp. `6,500. Details: perniaspopupshop.com
Touch of silk
New York designer Moyna Singh’s eponymous label presents the finely-beaded Occasion clutch. Made of pure silk, it is embellished with seed beads (tiny beads) on the front and back. The tarnished gold-toned chain strap and metal rim add to the look. Approximately `13,003. Details: asos.com
Sleek and surprisingly spacious, Kokommo’s clutch will suit every occasion. Delhi-based designer Kalli Mehra’s minaudière is made of synthetic leather and embroidered with zigzag patterns featuring brown and beige wooden beads. Pick this up at Amethyst in Royapettah. `6,509. Details: 45991633
Shimmer and shine
Kolkata-based designer Ayushi Kanoi’s 2015 creation, Osmetic sq clutch, is her bestseller and we can see why. Sporting a jazzy look, it has satin lining and is handcrafted with Japanese beads. Available in options of red, black and gold, you can buy it at the Lovetobag store in Kolkata. `6,900. Details: 08961093392
Time to go kitschy with Lovespell Candy Minaudière. Delhi designer Tarini Nirula’s inspiration comes from candy sprinkles. Her cute heart-shaped clutch has multi-coloured glass beads and an orange polydupion (crisp silk) lining. `4,000. Made to order. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org
Funk it up
It can’t get any quirkier than this! The Illuminati symbol look-alike on Rini Agarwal’s Eye Spy box clutch is hand-crafted with colourful beads and lined with suede. But what we love is that if we flip it around, the multi-coloured beadwork on the back makes it look a completely different bag. From Agarwal’s label O’Frida, the clutch from the 2015 collection is available at Indelust in Bengaluru.
`6,000. Details: 08022533252
Spell luxury and class with the limited-edition Judith Leiber Gold Rose, that was launched just last month. Encrusted with 12,000 high-end Austrian crystals, an artist takes about a week to colour them and hand-set it into this exquisite rose-shaped clutch. At DLF Emporio, Delhi for `3,50,000. Details: 09599427221