Dilemmas: Which Bag Should I Buy?

All my day purses are shoulder bags because I hate holding my purse on my wrist or hands. My hands need to be free to hold a cup of tea, pick up magazines, scrounge through my purse for gum and other mundane things.

But, I also like clutches. It's the perfect evening bag to throw your essentials into and the best accessory to complete a "going-out" outfit. The downside? You guessed it, my hands are not free.

It happens all the time. I'm out with my friends, drink in one hand and clutch in another. No free hands. Option B entails clutching the clutch in the same arm as the one holding the drink, but that doesn't last long because it gets uncomfortable and the clutch keeps slipping.

The solution? I want a bag that has a chain, so I can hold it regularly as a clutch but also transform it into a shoulder bag.

Please help me choose a clutch. They're all fairly similar since I love embellishments and shiny things, but still different in its own way. I've chosen black and silver ones for versatility and it's ability to match with any outfit. I'm swaying more towards the last two since they're cheaper and I really can't bare the thought of dropping almost $100.

Please help and send me your thoughts. Thank you!

1. Jessica McClintock Clutch $85.74
2. Hype Stardust Clutch $82.50
3. Le Regale Clutch $32
4. Le Regale Clutch $31

7 responses
Hmm I like the first two, not at all because they are they more expensive ones =) But if I had to choose just one, I vote #2 all the way. That shape is so elegant!
Btw Maggie - you are a pro at tagging! =)
I would go with #3, it looks sleek, modern and not too cliche.
personally I think silver pops the outfit a bit more than the black, and I'm cheap so I'd go for #3. But if your going for something more understated and dressed up - I vote for #2 with steph - it's a classic shape in a color that won't ever go out of sytle
i vote #1 or #4. i like the interesting look of #1. i think #4 is classic and although i also like the shape of #2 - i'm not sure i like the flap (maybe looks diff in real life)
ooo- shiny things! I vote for #1 or #2 - i like the boxiness of them. And - i know its a cliche - but don't scrimp on accessories! You can make a cheap dress look nice with good quality accessories, but if your bag looks cheap, your outfit looks cheap :-S
thank you all for responding! i kept bouncing back and forth btwn 2 and 3, but i ended up picking 3. i like 2 a lot, but it's more structured and sophisticated than 3 and i kind of want something more casual. 4 was a good hybrid of the two, but 3 i went!

@Stephanie - haha, thanks! i'm pretty anal about tagging and keeping similar tags :P it's my type A personality shining through.

@Jimmy - valid point about silver popping. helped me sway my vote towards 3 :)

@frockeryandcupcakes - great point about good quality accessories! the one i got is most likely not the best quality, but it'd do for now. the ideal situation would be going into the store and inspecting with my own hands and eyes - something i really miss in online shopping.