I think this bag and possibly even this image by Tommy Ton is partially responsible for the ascension of the clutch to handbag-of-the-moment status. Last season this Celine bag above was It and looked super chic tucked under the arm. Now it seems every stylish woman and show-goer is sporting a clutch. Remember the enormous tote bags everyone was hauling around just a year ago? No more. Some clutches are so small the wearer must edit down to the bare essentials and leave the iPad, newspapers and what-not in the car with the driver.
All images courtesy of Tommy Ton for style.com
Pocket Bandoleer bag
Lace-up corduroy shirt