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Benedetta Bruzziches Carmen Clutch Bag
Located in London, GB
'Authentically imperfect' and 'Made in Italy with love by a young designer', this exceptional Carmen handbag from the Benedetta Bruzziches Spring-Summer 2014 Collection is luxurious ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Novelty Bags

Chanel Black Patent Leather Quilted CC Logo Cylinder Canister Wristlet Clutch
By Chanel
Located in San Francisco, CA
Chanel black patent leather mini wristlet purse from 2003/2004. Bag has square quilting throughout with CC logos, large CC logo at top. Dangling large gunmetal silver metal CC logo a...
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Early 2000s Clutches

Hermès Vintage Pola Purse Clutch Evening Bag 2 ways Black Ostrich Golden Hdw
By Hermès
Located in ., FR
Rare and Beautiful Authentic Hermès Purse "Pola" Made in France No stamp but vintage Made of Ostrich Leather and Golden Hardware Ostrich is it a resistant leather, and less sub...
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Late 20th Century Structured Shoulder Bags

Marni Vintage Brown Leather Clutch, 2000s
By Marni
Located in Lugo (RA), IT
Soft brown leather clutch from Marni from the 2000s, featuring double pockets and a rectangular shape. Perfect conditions. Shows some points where glue came off (fixable) in the insi...
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Early 2000s Clutches

  • Marni Vintage Brown Leather Clutch, 2000s
  • Marni Vintage Brown Leather Clutch, 2000s
  • Marni Vintage Brown Leather Clutch, 2000s
  • Marni Vintage Brown Leather Clutch, 2000s
H 6.7 in. W 12.6 in. D 0.79 in.
Balmain Gold Crystal Embellished Pouch Clutch
By Balmain
Located in London, GB
Balmain master of all things fabulously glamorous never fails to deliver. This crystal embellished soft suede pouch with top zipper fastening is the perfect summer accessory. Crafted...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Saint Laurent F/W 16 Embellished Crossbody Clutch
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
The most magical embellished bag from Saint Laurent's Fall/Winter 2016 collection! Made of a soft black leather and decorated all over with rhinestones, bows, stars, moons, lips and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

  • Saint Laurent F/W 16 Embellished Crossbody Clutch
  • Saint Laurent F/W 16 Embellished Crossbody Clutch
  • Saint Laurent F/W 16 Embellished Crossbody Clutch
  • Saint Laurent F/W 16 Embellished Crossbody Clutch
H 6 in. W 1.5 in. D 5 in. L 9.5 in.
Bottega Veneta Metallic Leather Knot Clutch Bag
By Bottega Veneta, Chanel
Located in London, GB
Crafted in Italy, Bottega Veneta meticulously reworked their iconic 'Intrecciato panel' Clutch bag with this opulent evening companion. Showcasing a bold, minimalistic, two-tone colo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Jimmy Choo Celeste crystal embellished Cosma Clutch
By Jimmy Choo
Located in London, GB
Jimmy Choo loves all things that sparkle - you can imagine the label's atelier swimming in glitter from all of its glamorous designs. This leather clutch opens with a push down clasp...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Salvatore Ferragamo Black Leather Envelope 2 in 1 Clutch Flap Shoulder Bag
By Salvatore Ferragamo
Located in Chicago, IL
Salvatore Ferragamo Black Leather Envelope Gold Charm 2 in 1 Clutch Evening Flap Crossbody Shoulder Bag Leather Metal Gold tone hardware Twill lining Made in Italy Shoulder strap d...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Hermes Vintage Brown Leather H Clasp Rio Clutch Bag
By Hermès
Located in Nice, FR
HERMES vintage brown leather Rio envelope clutch bag featuring an exotic wood and gold toned signature H clasp snap front closure. Embossed HERMES PARIS Made in France. No date code...
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20th Century Clutches

Ferragamo Black Clutch Bag
By Salvatore Ferragamo
Located in Torre Del Greco, IT
Ferragamo clutch bag in black satin, with decorative bow. Wearable wrist thanks to the removable lanyard. Small, suitable for your events, excellent condition.
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2010s Clutches

  • Ferragamo Black Clutch Bag
  • Ferragamo Black Clutch Bag
  • Ferragamo Black Clutch Bag
  • Ferragamo Black Clutch Bag
H 5.12 in. D 0.79 in. L 9.06 in.
Prada Spazzolato C;assic Black Clutch Handbag
By Prada
Located in Columbia, MO
Brand - Prada Collection - Spazzolato Estimated Retail - $650.00 Style - Clutch Material - Patent Leather Color - Black Closure - Snap Hardware Material - Silvertone Size - Small Fea...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

New Chanel Large Pewter Black Clutch
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel brand new in box timeless black and pewter quilted clutch. Signature center CC logo. Comes with hologram, ID card, booklet, box and ribbon.
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2010s Clutches

  • New Chanel Large Pewter Black Clutch
  • New Chanel Large Pewter Black Clutch
  • New Chanel Large Pewter Black Clutch
  • New Chanel Large Pewter Black Clutch
H 9.5 in. D 1 in. L 13.5 in.
Givenchy Paris Black Clutch with Rhinestones
By Givenchy
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Givenchy evening clutch is composed of a fabric and features an abstract rhinestone design. Comes with a strap. One interior zipper compartment. In excellent condition. Made in ...
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20th Century Clutches

  • Givenchy Paris Black Clutch with Rhinestones
  • Givenchy Paris Black Clutch with Rhinestones
  • Givenchy Paris Black Clutch with Rhinestones
  • Givenchy Paris Black Clutch with Rhinestones
W 1.5 in. D 4.5 in. L 9.25 in.
Chanel Vintage 90'S black Clutch Grained Leather
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
Lovely Vintage CC embossed black clutch made of grained leather. With gold jewelry on the zipper, and the brand's signature interlocking CC logo topical from the 90'S. Inner lining i...
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1990s Clutches

Ming Ray Hedy Black Clutch / Shoulder Bag
Located in Capri, IT
Ming Ray Hedy Black Clutch / Shoulder Bag
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Tassel Silk Black Clutch
By Bottega Veneta
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Elevate your evening look with this Bottega clutch! Circa 1980s, this clutch is crafted from black silk and features Bottega's signature woven pattern. Clutch includes a free hanging...
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1980s Clutches

Mariposa Clutch Black/Caramel
By Cristina Sabatini
Located in Rancho Santa Fe, CA
This oversized black clutch features a faux snakeskin front flap, black faux strap, and a detachable metal chain to easily convert this bag into a chic crossbody handbag. Magnetic fr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

CHANEL Chain Shoulder Bag Black Clutch Flap Quilted Lambskin
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Chain Shoulder Bag Clutch Black Quilted Flap made of black Lambskin. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is Vinta...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Chain Shoulder Bag Black Clutch Flap Quilted Lambskin
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Chain Shoulder Bag Clutch Black Quilted Flap made of black Lambskin. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is Vinta...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Chain Shoulder Bag Black Clutch Flap Quilted Lambskin
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Chain Shoulder Bag Clutch Black Quilted Flap made of black Lambskin. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is Vinta...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Marni Black Velvet Clutch
By Marni
Located in Capri, IT
Marni Black Velvet Clutch
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

  • Marni Black Velvet Clutch
  • Marni Black Velvet Clutch
  • Marni Black Velvet Clutch
  • Marni Black Velvet Clutch
H 18 in. W 20 in.
VALENTINO Black Evening Clutch
By Valentino Garavani
Located in Paris, FR
This small evening pouch Garavani VALENTINO is in black satin with a rectangular shape. A knot on the front make by the pleating, it is smooth on the back. The jewelry is gilt metal ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Bags and Minaudières

  • VALENTINO Black Evening Clutch
  • VALENTINO Black Evening Clutch
  • VALENTINO Black Evening Clutch
  • VALENTINO Black Evening Clutch
H 4.73 in. D 0.6 in. L 8.27 in.
1970s Black Snake Clutch
Located in Alford, MA
Nice size black snake clutch with silver metal trim featuring diagonally pieced skins and multiple interior compartments.
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1970s Clutches

  • 1970s Black Snake Clutch
  • 1970s Black Snake Clutch
  • 1970s Black Snake Clutch
  • 1970s Black Snake Clutch
H 6.5 in. W 12 in. D 1.25 in.
Delvaux Black Large Clutch
By Delvaux
Located in Antwerp, BE
Good Preloved Condition Delvaux Black Large Clutch This Delvaux clutch is the perfect day to night clutch due to its elegant shape and spacious interior. Crafted out of grained le...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

  • Delvaux Black Large Clutch
  • Delvaux Black Large Clutch
  • Delvaux Black Large Clutch
  • Delvaux Black Large Clutch
H 9.06 in. W 15.75 in. D 0.79 in.
Manon Black Alligator Clutch
Located in Riverdale, NY
Manon Black Alligator Clutch with retractable silver chain handles. Simple elegant shape with central compartment and 2 side compartments for small items (chains are held here). Smal...
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1960s Clutches

  • Manon Black Alligator Clutch
  • Manon Black Alligator Clutch
  • Manon Black Alligator Clutch
  • Manon Black Alligator Clutch
H 5.5 in. D 1.5 in. L 9.5 in.
Chanel Black Satin Clutch
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Make a classic statement for cocktail hour with this black satin Chanel clutch. A slim silhouette is offset with a monogrammed, camellia-shaped fastening encrusted in crystals. The c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

  • Chanel Black Satin Clutch
  • Chanel Black Satin Clutch
  • Chanel Black Satin Clutch
  • Chanel Black Satin Clutch
H 4.8 in. W 12 in. D 1.6 in.
Vintage Black Beaded Clutch
Located in Alford, MA
1950s-'60s black microbeaded clutch with fishscale motif of contrasting smooth and faceted beads throughout. The gold metal frame is beaded as well, here with a chain design on top o...
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Mid-20th Century Evening Bags and Minaudières

  • Vintage Black Beaded Clutch
  • Vintage Black Beaded Clutch
  • Vintage Black Beaded Clutch
  • Vintage Black Beaded Clutch
H 7 in. W 10 in. D 2 in.
Rare Triangular Black Clutch Bag by Gianni Versace Couture 1980
By Gianni Versace Couture
Located in milano, IT
Very elegant and rare vintage clutch bag by Gianni Versace Couture from 1980. The lovable Gianni Versace clutch bag is really a special accessory, triangular in shape it was made wit...
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1980s Clutches

CHANEL Chain Shoulder Bag Black Clutch Flap Quilted Purse Lambskin
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Chain Shoulder Bag Clutch Black Quilted Flap made of black Lambskin Purse. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Chain Shoulder Bag Black Clutch Flap Quilted Purse Lambskin
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Chain Shoulder Bag Clutch Black Quilted Flap made of black Lambskin Purse. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Chain Shoulder Bag Black Clutch Flap Quilted Purse Lambskin
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Chain Shoulder Bag Clutch Black Quilted Flap made of black Lambskin Purse. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Small Chain Shoulder Bag Black Clutch Flap Quilted Lambskin
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Small Chain Shoulder Bag Clutch Black Quilted Flap made of black Lambskin. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Small Chain Shoulder Bag Black Clutch Flap Quilted Lambskin
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Small Chain Shoulder Bag Clutch Black Quilted Flap made of black Lambskin. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Full Chain Flap Shoulder Bag Black Clutch Quilted Lambskin
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Full Flap Chain Shoulder Bag Clutch Black Quilted made of black Lambskin. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is ...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Chain Shoulder Bag Black Clutch Flap Quilted Purse Lambskin
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Chain Shoulder Bag Clutch Black Quilted Flap made of black Lambskin Purse. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Full Chain Flap Shoulder Bag Black Clutch Quilted Lambskin
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Full Flap Chain Shoulder Bag Clutch Black Quilted made of black Lambskin. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is ...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Full Chain Flap Shoulder Bag Black Clutch Quilted Lambskin
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Full Flap Chain Shoulder Bag Clutch Black Quilted made of black Lambskin. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is ...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Full Chain Flap Shoulder Bag Black Clutch Quilted Lambskin
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Full Flap Chain Shoulder Bag Clutch Black Quilted made of black Lambskin. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is ...
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1980s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Full Chain Flap Shoulder Bag Black Clutch Quilted Lambskin
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Full Flap Chain Shoulder Bag Clutch Black Quilted made of black Lambskin. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is ...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Full Chain Flap Shoulder Bag Black Clutch Quilted Lambskin
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Full Flap Chain Shoulder Bag Clutch Black Quilted made of black Lambskin. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is ...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Full Chain Flap Shoulder Bag Black Clutch Quilted Lambskin
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Full Flap Chain Shoulder Bag Clutch Black Quilted made of black Lambskin. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is ...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Small Chain Shoulder Bag Black Clutch Flap Quilted Lambskin
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Small Chain Shoulder Bag Clutch Black Quilted Flap made of black Lambskin. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Small Chain Shoulder Bag Black Clutch Flap Quilted Lambskin
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Small Chain Shoulder Bag Clutch Black Quilted Flap made of black Lambskin. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Chain Shoulder Bag Black Clutch Flap Quilted Purse Lambskin
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Chain Shoulder Bag Clutch Black Quilted Flap made of black Lambskin Purse. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Small Chain Shoulder Bag Black Clutch Flap Quilted Lambskin
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Small Chain Shoulder Bag Clutch Black Quilted Flap made of black Lambskin. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Gucci Black Patent Leather Clutch
By Gucci
Located in Antwerp, BE
In excellent condition Gucci Black Patent Leather Clutch This shiny black clutch is big enough for all your personal belongings. The gold-toned hardware gives the bag an exclusive...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

  • Gucci Black Patent Leather Clutch
  • Gucci Black Patent Leather Clutch
  • Gucci Black Patent Leather Clutch
  • Gucci Black Patent Leather Clutch
H 8.67 in. W 15.75 in. D 3.55 in.
CHANEL Chain Shoulder Bag Black Clutch Flap Quilted Purse Lambskin
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Chain Shoulder Bag Clutch Black Quilted Flap made of black Lambskin Purse. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Small Chain Shoulder Bag Black Clutch Flap Quilted Lambskin
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Small Chain Shoulder Bag Clutch Black Quilted Flap made of black Lambskin. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is...
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1980s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Small Chain Shoulder Bag Black Clutch Flap Quilted Lambskin
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Small Chain Shoulder Bag Clutch Black Quilted Flap made of black Lambskin. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

1960s Black Croc Clutch, France
Located in Alford, MA
Sleek and chic, this black crocodile clutch is enhanced by a black enamel frame and marcasite-studded clasp. Black leather interior with side pockets, one for lipstick. Stamped "MADE...
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1960s Clutches

  • 1960s Black Croc Clutch, France
  • 1960s Black Croc Clutch, France
  • 1960s Black Croc Clutch, France
  • 1960s Black Croc Clutch, France
H 7 in. W 8.5 in. D 1.5 in.
Prada Black Leather Pleated Clutch
By Prada
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Dress up with this chic and feminine Prada clutch. Crafted in black leather, it features a gorgeous pleated exterior accentuated with a silver-tone Prada logo. The zip-enclosed inter...
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2010s Clutches

  • Prada Black Leather Pleated Clutch
  • Prada Black Leather Pleated Clutch
  • Prada Black Leather Pleated Clutch
  • Prada Black Leather Pleated Clutch
H 7.09 in. W 0.6 in. L 12.21 in.
Black Leather Hard Shell Clutch
Located in Los Angeles, CA
No Label: Black Leather Hard Shell Clutch with Gold Clasp and Long Chain Measurements: Length: 8.5 in. Width: 2 in. Height: 5.5 in.
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2010s Clutches

Bvlgari Black Satin Monete Clutch
By Bvlgari
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Crafted from satin, this Bvlgari Monete clutch is stylish and functional. It carries a black exterior, gold-tone hardware, and a satin interior. The bag is sized well and detailed wi...
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2010s Clutches

  • Bvlgari Black Satin Monete Clutch
  • Bvlgari Black Satin Monete Clutch
  • Bvlgari Black Satin Monete Clutch
  • Bvlgari Black Satin Monete Clutch
H 5.52 in. W 0.4 in. L 11.03 in.
Bvlgari Black Satin Monete Clutch
By Bvlgari
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
The black-hued satin Monete clutch from Bvlgari comes with gold-tone hardware and it has tonal stitching. The clutch has a single pocket at the interior wall. It features a magnetic ...
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2010s Clutches

  • Bvlgari Black Satin Monete Clutch
  • Bvlgari Black Satin Monete Clutch
  • Bvlgari Black Satin Monete Clutch
  • Bvlgari Black Satin Monete Clutch
H 5.12 in. W 0.4 in. L 11.03 in.
Prada Black Leather Fringe Clutch
By Prada
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This lovely fringe clutch from Prada is crafted with black leather into a structured shape. It is adorned with leather fringe details on each side. The top zip closure leads to a lea...
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2010s Clutches

  • Prada Black Leather Fringe Clutch
  • Prada Black Leather Fringe Clutch
  • Prada Black Leather Fringe Clutch
  • Prada Black Leather Fringe Clutch
H 8.47 in. W 1.19 in. L 13.39 in.
Carlos Falchi Black Python Clutch
By Carlos Falchi
Located in New York, NY
Product details: Black python clutch by Carlos Falchi. Purple suede interior. Interior zip pocket. Optional silver-tone chain-link shoulder strap. 14.5" length, 7.5" height, 0.25" de...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Hermes Black Alskin Clutch Bag
By Hermès
Located in Paris, FR
Hermes black suede leather long clutch "Alskin" featuring gold 18 carat-gold corners, inside in lambskin leather compartments, and a closed pocket, inside stamp Hermes Paris. Circa 1...
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1960s Clutches

  • Hermes Black Alskin Clutch Bag
  • Hermes Black Alskin Clutch Bag
  • Hermes Black Alskin Clutch Bag
  • Hermes Black Alskin Clutch Bag
H 5.52 in. W 1.58 in. L 9.85 in.
Vintage Hermes Clutch Black Suede
By Hermès
Located in Paris, FR
This is a pretty vintage HERMES pouch in black suede lined with leather. The jewelry is in old silver metal. On the clasp small crystals but some are missing (barely visible). The t...
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Late 20th Century Evening Bags and Minaudières

  • Vintage Hermes Clutch Black Suede
  • Vintage Hermes Clutch Black Suede
  • Vintage Hermes Clutch Black Suede
  • Vintage Hermes Clutch Black Suede
H 6.7 in. D 1.19 in. L 9.45 in.
50s Black Hand Beaded Clutch
Located in San Francisco, CA
50s Black Hand Beaded Clutch
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1950s Clutches

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