Cute clutches

Everyone needs a few handbags in their wardrobe. You need a tote for everyday use, a shopper for when you need to carry a lot, maybe a satchel for uni, or a backpack? A cross body-bag, a shoulder bag, and a whole load of cute clutches.

So, yeah, you need more than a few handbags in your wardrobe. Let’s focus on cute clutches in this week’s weekly wishlist. They’re big news this season – the bigger the better as well, with a definite nod  to the 1970s, when clutches were THE bag of choice.

Clutches were also a favourite as far back as the 1940s, and are uber-cool handbags, if not that practical at time. Where do you put them when you have a drink and food in your hands? The simple answer is tucked under your arm!

This season clutches are big and bold in block colours, or colurful and fringed, perfect for the boho folk look that’s everywhere this summer. A beaded or metallic clutch is a perfect evening bag for a posh affair, and they’re great for weddings.

Shaped or slouchy, you can move away from the regular rectangular clutch shape, and, if your clutch has a hidden strap inside, or a cute little wrist strap, even better.

Here’s our pick of the very best cute clutches on offer at Ocean Terminal stores.

cute clutches weekly wishlistl-r, top to bottom: Oversized orange clutch, £29, Star by Julien Macdonald @ Debenhams, beaded clutch, £25, BHS, slouchy fringed clutch, £45, Butterfly by Matthew Williamson @ Debenhams, colourful tassel clutch, £15, BHS, straw woven clutch, £59, French Connection, Aztec print small clutch, £3.99, Coachella @ H&M, two-tine fringed  weave clutch, £19.99, H&M, slouchy zebra clutch, £70, French Connection, yellow fringed clutch, £29, JOY, red studded large clutch, £25, Butterfly by Matthew Williamson @ Debenhams, woven clutch, £25, White Stuff, scallop shell clutch, £12.99, New Look, bronze clutch, £12.99, New Look.

The Half Moon Bag – Weekly Wishlist

Here’s anew trend for 2016 – the half moon bag. It’s a saddle bag, really, and is the only cross-body bag you will need, or want, this year, trust us.

The 1970s trend of last autumn is still going strong. The half moon bag is a classic 1970s item, but reworked for the new year, in all colours and fabrics.

The classic half moon bag is a stylish and practical addition to your 2016 wardrobe, so here’s 12 to choose from on our weekly wishlist.

1.This Faith @ Debenhams half moon bag has more than a nod to the 1970s about it, in suede with a tassel fastening (£29).

2.French Connection’s version is in a gorgeous brown, and also comes in black. (£65)

3. New Look’s tan embroidered version isn’t as rounded at the base as we’d like, but we love the detailing (£17.99)

4. This gorgeous Call It Spring @ Debenhams bag has cute gold buckle details for a true 1970s feel (£25).

5. Lovely Sydney suede saddle bag in black? Yes please! £35, Oasis @ Debenhams

6. Red Herring’s grey half moon bag has a chain strap, perfect for evenings. Grab it in the sale now, £16 (was £20), Debenhams

Half moon bags weekly wishlist


7. H&M’s rust red bag is £24.99. A small price to pay for handbag perfection.

8. If it’s classic simplicity you want, then Warehouse’s stitch detail saddle bag is it, and it’s £20, reduced from £36. At Debenhams.

9. Crew Clothing’s saddle bag (£125) is a bigger version, and, again, not quite a half moon, but we absolutely love this classic, and it will last for years – let’s hope the trend does too!

10. New Look’s cream cross body half moon bag (£15.99) is a new twist on the shape, and the shade is perfect for spring.

11. H&M’s black faux suede and leather version is a bargainous 14.99. Snap. It. Up.

12. This khaki half moon bag from J by Jasper Conran @ Debenhams, is also on sale – it was £49, but its yours now for £34.30.

Which half moon bag will you choose?