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Vaalbara Designs specializes in unique, vibrant and environmentally conscious handbags for sale handcrafted in the USA. For over 10 years, we’ve lovingly and professionally crafted Women’s Clutches, Mini/Long/Large and small Clutch handbags, Diaper bags, Messenger Bags, Tote Bags, Weekender Bags, Tote Bags, along with small run, Limited Edition Handbags and accessories. Our fabrics are collected from every corner of the world.

We’re excited to announce many additional products we’ve recently added to the Vaalbara Designs brand.  Check out our new Apparel, Home Goods, Apothecary, Accessories, and Baby products!

While we are passionate about the interrelatedness of the world, Vaalbara Designs is dedicated to local sustainability. Many of our materials, including our first -grade leather, are purchased within our community. And of course, inspired by the bohemian surf culture, each bag is handmade with love here at home in Venice, California.

A portion of every sale goes to the non-profit SurfRider Foundation, dedicated to keeping our beaches and oceans clean.

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Category Archives: Envelope Clutch

How to Style the Bohemian Clutch

It can be tricky picking out a unique clutch for an important event that is coming up. You want something that is classic but also that makes a statement. Picking the right handbag is one thing but you also need to accessorize the right way to complete the perfect look.

When in doubt, always go with the envelope clutch. This is one piece of accessory that can go with any dress without making your look, look overdone.


The Envelope Clutch


The best of the Bohemian accessory is the hand woven envelope clutch. This is the one piece that allows you to get the right amount of color and a subtle pattern that would automatically work to set your dress apart from everyone else’s without overdoing it. You need to check the size to see if it is just right. For instance, if you are wearing a tall flowing dress, then the biggest sized envelope clutches in the market would get you close to a fashion faux pas. Keep things subtle and make sure nothing is overpowered.

But also make sure that you get a clutch that can hold all the essentials that you know you will be carrying around like your phone, compact, lipstick, etc. You may want to check out the clutch bags with pockets around it. A smaller bag is easier to hold throughout the occasion, which is a plus if you are already burdened with testing heels and a dress.

The Shoes to Go With


The shoe color should be one that you see in the woven patterns of your envelope clutch. This will really make the pattern pop and make the shoes look fitting, regardless of the color of your dress.

The best thing to do when you are unsure of what complementing shoe colors to go with, always select metallic color tones like gold and silver. These can go with anything and show that you are aiming for elegance.


Since you will have your hands by your side holding the clutch throughout the night, go for delicate and simple jewelry. Statement pieces will confuse the attention of the onlooker. Remember your clutch is the star of the wardrobe. Do not make all of the accessories in your wardrobe overshadow each other.

At the end of the day, remember that whatever fashionable pieces you bring together to complete your outfit, try incorporating mix bold patterns with plain solid colors. If you get a hang of this styling habit, you will be able to match your envelope clutch with dozens of every day outfits; from distressed jeans to plain old tees. One hand woven clutch has a lot of use for every season of the year.

If you are looking for versatile accessories and clutches, then stop by at our store at Vaalbara Designs and check out the latest designs available right now.

Trendy Women’s Handbags

large-clutch-pastel-brown-leatherLike every other aspect of women’s fashion, handbag trends vary from season to season as innovative designers create new styles and also repurpose old motifs. Today’s trendy handbag might be tomorrow’s frumpy style and you don’t want to get caught in an outdated bag when the trends du jour have already moved on!

ellen-degeneres-vaalbara-clutch-bagIn the same breath, you don’t necessarily need to jump on EVERY new trend just to look fashionable. Oftentimes trends can be fleeting, so it might not be advisable to invest heavily in a trendy piece, when it will become outdated in a short while. However, it is still useful to stay abreast of what’s in vogue, so you can keep your sense of style current and move with the ever-changing times.

These days, practicality is just as important as style when choosing a handbag. Designers recognize this and today’s trendy handbags are just as functional as they are beautiful. Here are a few of the most popular handbag styles on the market, so you can choose the trend that intrigues you most and stay on top of new developments in handbag fashion.

Cool Crossbody Bags

Sometimes you just want to grab a few essentials and go. That’s when the crossbody bag is ideal! This small, easy to wear style features a long strap that you can sling across your shoulder for easy carrying. They are highly convenient and their hands-free feature is especially attractive for those girls on-the-go who just can’t be bothered with lugging around a handheld bag. Large messenger bags are especially convenient since they are both stylish and functional for carrying all your coveted possessions.

leather-envelope-clutch-blackCute Envelope Clutch Purse

An envelope clutch is often larger than a typical clutch and oozes style from its every square angle. These can be made of various fabrics and materials, but we are partial to cute leather clutches. They are perfect a night out on the town when you need a chic bag to complement your outfit. They’re the perfect size to fit your cell phone, keys and other essentials, plus they’ll look great in your social media pictures! A cool celebrity clutch will be a wonderful addition to your handbag collection.

large-womens-tote-bag-weekenderChic Oversized Tote Handbags

Ladies are often guilty of stuffing their handbags with virtually everything they think they’ll need throughout the day. Wallet, makeup, cell phone, tablet computer, even shoes have got to fit in there, and it’s a feat of engineering how we find space for all these items. Admit it, you’re guilty! Handbag fashion has (finally!) caught up with our need to be prepared for any possible scenario and huge stylish bags are totally on trend. These super size bags will carry all your essentials, and non-essentials too, and still look stylish. If you’re the type of gal who wants to carry her entire house in her bag, then an oversized tote bag will suit you fine.

Wanna shop these fabulous handbag trends? Click here to view our collection of chic handbags and clutches that will keep you looking stylish and win you lots of compliments.