From top left, clock wise: Sara Berman "Emma" envelope clutch $377, Givenchy Antigona envelope clutch $1,130, Graphic Image envelope Gusset $68, ASOS weave metal tip envelope clutch $51.72, JJ Winters "Blake Lively" croco clutch $149, BCBGMAXAZRIA "Harlow" envelope clutch $68. Photos: Phil Oh of Street Peeper | Courtesy photos.

The message is clear -- designers are creating clutches that hold more than just a credit card and a tube of lipstick. And while it's true that it would take a duffel bag to carry every editor essential, fashionistas are scaling back -- just a bit -- and toting envelope style clutches.

In traffic-halting hues or organic neutrals, one thing is for sure -- these over-sized numbers easily go from day to night and are perfect for those who tend to over pack.