In the early 1800s, women began carrying reticules, the forerunner of the modern handbag, looking very much as some styles of the clutch purse look today. A lady of quality carried her handkerchief and smelling salts in her reticule, along with, perhaps, a packet of rice papers to dull a shiny spot on the face. The clutch purse has been popular ever since. Today,a woman can indulge her fantasy for an expensive-looking, fun fashion accessory when she uses a clutch purse.
- Joined March 21, 2011
- Bucharest, Romania