Minaudieres: The Small Yet Mighty Accessory for 2020.

Minaudieres: The Small Yet Mighty Accessory for 2020.

With its combination of grace and ingenuity, there are endless reasons you need to downsize your clutch in 2020. Here, Shiraleah showcases our latest obsession: The chic Minaudiere.
[Feature image: Evvy Minaudiere , Shell headband]
min·au·dière
/ˌmēnōdˈyer/
noun

A Brief History

The minaudiere first appeared in the 1930's and the creation is attributed to Charles Arpels of Van Cleef Arpels after he witnessed Florence Gould, one of the wives of philanthropist of Frank Jay Gould, throw her essentials into a tin box. Since then, many designers have created their own variations. 
Petite, feminine and usually synonymous with evening garb, is no longer this stylish little accessories’ definition. 
Today, the pint-size clutch has broken its stereotypical mold of evening only and has recently been fashioned for big style at any time of day.

Summertime Style

Because Spring/Summer '20 is around the corner; 'grab and go' is the motto and getting into the sunshine is the everyday priority. That's why the Minaudiere is our favorite bag for summer, and our partner-in-crime at every farmer's market, beach-side bungalow, and picnic in the park.

Here, Shiraleah highlights our top 5 Minaudieres that will quickly become closet staples, as this timeless style lasts a lifetime.

1. Helena Minaudiere in Blush

Incredibly sophisticated and eye-catching, the Helena Minaudiere is elegant and super cool, and easily paired with a variety of outfits this S/S '20. Its compact sizing makes it evening appropriate, however, the woven light blush design makes this the perfect accessory for your BFF's summer wedding. 

A unique element for added interest and functionality is the removable strap, transforming the clutch style into a cross-body bag.

Regular price: $57.

 

 2. The Willa Minaudiere in Wood

Out of the woodwork and into our carts, the wooden Willa clutch is a trend sneaking into spring and summer 2020. It's no wonder — eye-catching with its sleek shape and gold hardware accents, this minaudière is architectural but still feels organic.

Pair with your favorite denim styles for a day out on the town as you make your summer-shindig rounds. 

 

Regular price: $53.

 

3. Vacay Minaudiere

Which way's the beach!? The after-hours staple is fast moving into daylight with the Vacay Minaudiere. Not only does this daytime clutch offer your shoulders and back respite from the aches and pains that come with lugging around everything you own, but they’re also a super-simple way to chic up even the most casual outfit as you hit the beach. 

Regular price: $53.

 

4. Magdalena Minaudiere in Green.

Make your friends green with envy with the stunning Magdalena Minaudiere. 100% vegan, the faux-snakeskin design is the perfect companion from day to night. The Magdalena is stylish yet classic and features a plush lock closure and an optional drop-in shoulder chain. This elegant and structured summertime evening bag contains just enough storage space for all of your big night out necessities.

Regular price: $44.

 

5. Annabella Minaudiere in Tortoise.

Get ready to make an impact with the Annabella Tortoise Minaudiere that's always a conversation starter! The cool black and brown tortoise print shapes this acrylic mini-clutch with a magnetic clasp closure, and has just the right amount of room for all your essentials.

This sleek Tortoise minaudiere looks rich slung over the shoulder with the attachable cross-body chain or as an evening bag. So grab the ultimate tortoise shell lover's accessory before it sells out.

Regular price: $81.

Every woman needs a variety of clutches in their wardrobe, so we hope you enjoyed our top 5 fun, summer minaudieres that add the perfect touch to your summer outfit!

 Team Shiraleah xo

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