recently declared 2013 as the year of the clutch, and the bigger, the
better. This is a good thing for me, because I love a roomy bag (and so do my kids, who are intent on making me their sherpa!). Stylist Vanessa Traina, above, flitting to a haute couture show
in Paris last week, proves how to pull it off with aplomb. Because a
large clutch can be/look rather unwieldy, I gravitate towards sleek and
simple ones that I can tuck under my arm, or fold up and tote in my
hand, such as this oxblood Clare Vivier, this leopard-spotted Phillip Lim (which features an easy-to-carry handle), this structured red outfit-making VictoriaBeckham, and this graphic (yet very inexpensive) New Look.