Clothes of the Eighties, clutch purses
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Sex: f
Type of clothing: purse
When it was popular: dont know
Description: No strap purses that you had to "clutch" under your arm. Rabbit fur was very popular but your arm tended to wear off the fur.
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The following are comments left about clutch purses from site visitors such as yourself. They are not spell checked or reviewed for accuracy. - June 16, 2009 - Report this comment
Dean - June 30, 2010 - Report this comment
Really popular in 1978 and 79, and extending into the early 80s.
Jan Griffiths - December 28, 2010 - Report this comment
Never liked clutch purses. Too easy for someone to grab and run off with. When you went out dancing, you had to keep hold of it all the time.
Angela - January 01, 2011 - Report this comment
I love clutch purses! I remember the ones my mom had in the mid 80's were often very colorful, including one that was mostly black with teal and yellow on the foldover part in kind of a seashell shape! LOL Recently I've found several of these purses in thrift stores, usually leather or vinyl. I like the solid colors, such as yellow or grey (they translate better into today's styles IMO). I'd agree clutches are less practical than bags with a shoulder strap, but I like them w/ certain outfits and always get tons of compliments. I think they are a funky addition to give a retro edge to some outfits.

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