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10 Of The Best Minaudière Bags To Add To Your Wishlist


By Niamh ODonoghue
21st Nov 2017
10 Of The Best Minaudière Bags To Add To Your Wishlist

The minaudière is the bag of the moment.

Traditionally speaking, it is a type of formal, decorative women’s clutch bag without handles or a strap. But modern minaudières can be categorised by their box or rectangle shape, and they are constructed from hard materials with a short hard handle or long chain handle (or both). They’re usually finished with stand-out details or subtle hints of luxury like precious metals and gemstones.

These delicate bags won’t offer much room for anything else than your favourite lipstick and phone (isn’t that all you need, really?). But what they will offer the modern woman is an additional layer to the perfect winter outfit and a little bit of added luxury. This is a small accessory with a big impact.

Here is a stunning selection of our favourite minaudières to add to your wish-list this year.

This bicolour box bag, €49.95 at Mango

Bicolor box bag, €49.95 at Mango

This pink geo oval clutch by Milly, €251 at milly.com

pink geo oval clutch by Milly, €251 at milly.com

 

Snap the papzz with this Karl Lagerfeld Minaudière, €147 at lyst.com

Karl Lagerfeld’s “The Photographer” minaudiere, €147 at lyst.com

This glitterati minaudière crossbody bag, €125 at Uterque

Shiny minaudière crossbody bag, €125 at Uterque

Carry your treasure in this ‘Ahoy’ matey mirrored marble-effect acrylic clutch by Edie Parker, €565 at theoutnet.com

Edie Parker Oscar Ahoy mirrored marble-effect acrylic clutch, €565 at theoutnet.com

This romantic Lulu Guinness Chloe Kissing lips clutch bag, €239.50 at johnlewis.ie

Lulu Guinness Chloe Kissing lips clutch bag, €239.50 at johnlewis.ie

This pink and black beauty from Zara, €49.95

Minaudière with fuschia details, €49.95 at Zara

This opulent silver palmette minaudière cross body bag from Okhtein, €770 at Farfetch.com

Okhtein silver palmette minaudière cross body bag, €770 at farfetch.com

This bejewelled Dolce embellished leather-trimmed painted wood clutch, €6,338 at netaporter.com

Dolce embellished leather-trimmed painted wood clutch, €6,338 at netaporter.com

This perfect autumnal-toned geometric print minaudière, €49.95 at Zara

Geometric print minaudière, €49.95 at Zara