I love to wear my jewels any way I can, and I do mean any. Decking myself out in gold is especially thrilling when it comes in the form of a clutch! Reach the gold standard with a blinged-out bag in light-catching, easy-on-the-eyes, and hard-as-nails gold metal. These picks give a sturdy edge to eveningwear, without easing up on the glam factor.
1. Mettle Simi’s Brass Bag: A pure, round shape made of hammered brass offers Mettle’s metal chain-strap clutch a medieval flavor. Think Game of Thrones gone chicly modern.
On Shopbop for $258.
2. Stella McCartney Satin-Lined Perforated Box Clutch: Stella never stops being innovative with her cruelty-free materials. On-trend and classic at once, this perforated brass box is one of her more appealing renditions.
On Net-a-Porter for $2,415.
3.Monsoon Vintage Shell Clutch: Frugal snobs rejoice for this Lanvin-esque clutch! Monsoon calls it vintage-inspired, but it is of-the-moment with a nod to the deep sea.
At Monsoon for $61 (£38).
4. LOVE Moschino Gold Metal Clutch: Cool off your boxy gold metal with icy jewels. A crossbody-strap option will bring even more unexpected evening fierceness.
On Zappos Couture for $320.
5. Giuseppe Zanotti Metal Clutch: I wouldn’t normally look to Giuseppe to fill my bag void, but this time I’m glad I did! Ultra-smooth, cylindrical metal looks like liquid 18-karats, and the strap brings welcome texture.
At Giuseppe Zanotti for $1,975.