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  • Writer's pictureMariana Bier

Iconic Places to visit in NYC, Clutch in Hand

Updated: Aug 30, 2023

Known as “the city that never sleeps”, New York is always buzzing with activity. The enormous numbers of citizens and tourists make New York the largest and most populated city in the United States of America. There is so much to see there, that even if you're living in the city, chances are you might not have seen everything. Since the team at Clutch Bags believe in purposeful fashion and accessories, we came up with our vote of the perfect clutch to take with you as you tour around New York: our very own coin clutch. So, we’re going to suggest three iconic tourist attractions that you should definitely visit while in the city - and bring your coin clutch along for the ride.

1. Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, also called the Met, was founded in 1870, and built by and for the public. The Met has three satellites in New York City, however, the grandest of all is The Metropolitan Museum on Fifth Avenue. It houses over 5,000 years of art from around the world, which includes American decorative arts, arms and armor, costumes, Egyptian art, musical instruments, and more. Today, the Met is considered one of the world’s premier custodians of art. In addition, virtually the entire Met collection is available online.

Address: 1000 5th Avenue, New York, New York

2. Central Park

Central Park is a very large green space escape from the City grind and a place to encounter nature up close, as the official Central Park website chooses to describe it. In the middle of the biggest city in the United States of America, there’s a generous amount of green which allows the city to breathe.

Construction of Central Park began in 1858. The project was held by a design competition, won by Frederick Law Olmsted, a writer and farmer from Connecticut, and Calvert Vaux, a young English architect. The Park was inspired by Birkenhead Park, in England, which was built for public use. Thus, Central Park was built with the mindset of creating a democratic space for everyone.

The Park has 843 acres and welcomes more than 42 million visitors each year. If you’re visiting New York City, that’s a place you must go.

3. Statue of Liberty

Of course, we could never leave this off the list: the iconic Statue of Liberty. It is a 305-foot (93-meter) statue located on Liberty Island which represents liberty itself, as a woman, holding a torch in her right and clutching a tablet in her left. The tablet bears “JULY IV MDCCLXXVI,” the Declaration of Independence’s adoption date in Roman numerals.

Just a little fact that not everyone is aware of, but the Statue of Liberty wasn’t built in the United States of America. It was built in France between 1875 and 1884 and then shipped to New York City in 1885. It was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the citizens of the United States.

Enjoy your visit, just don’t forget your coin clutch!

All of these iconic sites are open with daily visiting hours and are all perfect for sunny days when you are not rushing around. The perfect accessory that we recommend to take on your daytime adventures around the city is our wonderful coin clutch.

The Coin Clutch is the perfect size to carry all day long. Moreover, it fits all your essentials perfectly: Credit Cards, lipstick, card wallet, phone, and maybe a scrunchie. Keep your accessories easy and timeless and enjoy the NYC vibe.

Visit to get yours now!

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