UPDATE: It's Friday, which means it's time to start planning your going-out looks. Use our handy guide to glamorous bags to whip up a perfect outfit. This story was originally published on September 12.
We think it's one of the universal rules of personal style: Every woman needs to own a statement-making clutch
. Whether you opt for a sleek envelope, a sculptural minaudière, or a bejeweled pouch, the right mini-sized carryall can add instant glamour to any basic ensemble (even if you're just wearing jeans).
And, since shopping is what we do best, we went nuts and gathered up the most amazing options we could find — the more, the merrier, right? Ahead, a bevy of oh-so-covetable bags
that offer everything from feathers to studs to beads, and back again. We know: So clutch.