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The Minaudiere or Box Clutch is the summer accessory must have

The bespoke box clutch or otherwise known as the Minaudiere is back with a vengeance as the ultimate accessory for 2016. With so many weddings around the corner and evening parties and openings, you need to think of adding some fun and individuality to your accessories, taking a plain outfit or dress from classic to interesting.

 

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The box clutch was created back in the 20s when women wanted to find an evening clutch that complemented the elaborate lines of their gowns without taking away from the silhouette and cluttering it with chain bags. The craftsmanship behind these minaudieres was quite unique and often hand made. The techniques used to create these unique boxes disappeared over time as evening bags were taken over by leather clutches and sequined fabrics. This is why a specially molded clutch by Edie Parker or a mother of pearl clutch by Nathalie Trad could cost a few hundred dollars.

We love the fun and striped versions that are currently on sale by Mary Katrantzou, Edie Parker and Milly , team those stripes with floral dresses or plain monochromatic outfits.

Message box clutch

Make a statement with a special message by carrying it in the palm of your hand. Edie Parker’s perspex marble effect clutches emblazoned with bold and colourful text will make any head turn at a party.Nathalie Trad Minaudieres

Nathalie Trad’s designs are earthy and raw yet futuristic and graphic at the same time. This new Lebanese accessories designer’s creations were inspired by a vase she had seen at the back of her mother’s floral shop. Her box clutches come crafted from smooth shells in icy colours and are patterned with contrasting black resin. Let yours pop against pastel dresses or classic black.

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