July 12, 2011

Best Oversized Clutch Bags Under $100

Oversized leather pouches (courtesy of American Apparel) are extremely popular this season. However, I've always been a fan of oversized clutch bags, in general...thanks to Tracee Ellis Ross's amazing personal style (see what I mean) and her role as the now-iconic Joan Clayton on the TV series Girlfriends.

An extra large clutch makes a bold statement and exudes a chic style that no other handbag design can. Give me a handheld bag that's 11+ inches long and I'm a happy camper!

Vintage and thrift stores are the best places to score them. But, many shoppers don't have the time nor patience to dig through the merchandise.  And if you try to find new ones, you'll learn it's a fairly daunting task.

So, I did the legwork (or shall I say fingerwork, since it was all online) and found SIX amazing oversized clutch bags for under $100.

1. American Apparel Medium Leather Carry-all Pouch - $50
2. ASOS "Shelley" Clutch - $50
3. ASOS Weave Metal Tip Clutch - $52
4. ASOS Portfolio Clutch (in Red) - $94
5. bungalola Oversized Nautical Clutch - $22
6. myafternoontea Oversized Envelope Clutch - $65

Are you a fan of these larger-than-life clutch bags?  Let me know which one is your favorite.



Blogger Tara @ Haute Lunch said...

Love these! Also, Taylor from Curly in the City has an etsy shop and makes her own versions of the American Apparel bag, which she sells for a bit less than they do.

July 12, 2011 at 9:12 AM  
Blogger Raijean of Swa-Rai.com said...

I had been eyeing the American Apparel pouch...!

July 12, 2011 at 12:34 PM  
Anonymous Melissa said...

Love the bungalola!! Ofcourse...it's stripes!

July 12, 2011 at 1:21 PM  
Blogger AnnaB said...

Love all of them, especially that striped one! You must have read my mind, I have been looking for an oversized clutch for fall. But I think I want snakeskin...

July 12, 2011 at 1:52 PM  
Blogger Thinking Black Girl said...

I absolutely ADORE the stripped one!

July 12, 2011 at 4:45 PM  
Blogger Andrea said...

Loving #2 and #6....

July 12, 2011 at 7:33 PM  
Anonymous Tiffany said...


July 12, 2011 at 10:22 PM  
Blogger Brandy said...

Yes Joan turned me on to the oversize clutch also! I now carry clutches on the weekend, keeps your focus on essentials

My fav: Oversized Nautical Clutch.

July 13, 2011 at 8:55 AM  
Blogger Minny said...

#6 myafternoontea clutch is to DIE FOR! LOVE!

July 13, 2011 at 9:46 AM  
Anonymous Chandra MoMoMod said...

I am a fan of larger than life oversized clutch purses! I just wish I could find them more often; generally when I do spot one---MINE!!! I definitely need to get my hands on that ASOS clutch. That nautical clutch speaks to me as well.

July 13, 2011 at 11:26 AM  
Blogger ChiTown Fashionista said...

Thanks for the comments, everyone! I love how you all have your own favorite. Personal style rocks!

July 13, 2011 at 7:55 PM  
Blogger Kristyn said...

Hi! We met downtown for the refinery29 blogger meetup! Just wanted to stop by your blog, and it looks great! And my favorite clutch is definitely number six.
It was nice to meet you, and to see you on the refinery29 website looking fabulous.


July 15, 2011 at 5:37 PM  
Anonymous tmfashionable1 said...

Oh, yes! An oversized clutch has been on my radar for way too long. Thanks for this posting, now off to make a purchase or two. ;)

July 29, 2011 at 10:59 AM  

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