Who knew there were such interesting facts about the simple clutch bag? Learn some fun facts about clutch bags, those little handy totes that we all love to carry about when a purse is too much in the way. You just may gain a new respect for this teeny tiny little handbag.
Did you know that the clutch bag is actually over a hundred years old? Originally used to carry coins, the clutch as we know it today is a popular woman’s accessory for carrying small items, like lipstick, a compact, a debit or credit card, and small amounts of money. The clutch did not become popular or mainstream until the 1920s, and today is considered a common female accessory.
The smallest clutch bag is a fashionable 6 inches or so in length. This makes it so small it can be easily discreet in any event while still holding a tiny amount of supplies. Look at your hand; it is likely the same size as this miniscule handbag.
The average woman owns 4 clutch bags. One isn’t enough if you want to be fashion forward. Some women own well over 12 clutch bags to make their wardrobes more complementary to their bags. Few women actually own just one clutch bag.
The most popular style of clutch bag is the evening clutch- a small, often glittering piece that is suitable for a date night or dinner party. The least popular is the casual clutch, which is reportedly able to be carried anywhere, but inconvenient all the same due to lack of space.
The most common reason for women owning a clutch bag is to feel sexier with their accessories. Since a clutch bag is often associated with confident and successful women, many ladies own one just to accomplish the feeling of feminine success.
The least common reason for owning a clutch bag? Not surprisingly, the use of space. Since clutch bags are not known for their convenient space allowance, clutch bags are more of a novelty than they are handy. Still, more women will suffer the lack of space in a clutch bag rather than haul around a sturdier but less fashionable handbag just so that they can flaunt their cutest little black clutch bag.
Whatever facts you may learn about the clutch bag, one fact is especially true- the clutch bag is here to stay and be enjoyed by women all over the world for years to come. It’s amazing what an impact such a tiny bag can make in the fashion community, but the clutch bag has certainly left its mark.