In early 2001, fashion stylist Laura Dotolo just couldn't find the right bag. They seemed less about a woman's needs and more about a designer's image... giant logos, garish bling, signature patterns. What about a woman's personal style? Does being chic mean giving up tasteful, simple and elegant design?
So she started Clutch Bags. Drawing on her classic New England sensibility and inherited Italian aesthetic, Laura created a line of designer handbags with a clean, classic and utilitarian style. According to Laura, "We take functional ideas and make them our own — an envelope, a mail pouch, a saddlebag and so on. Our designs will outlast any trend or fad. I like to think these handbags and purses are something women will use for a lifetime."