#BAGAHOLICBOY SHOPS: 9 Pouches That Double Up As Clutches



There are, quite honestly, no definitive rules when it comes to fashion. As long as you’re comfortable and confident pulling off your desired look, use your accessories however you please. Case in point? Half-moon pouches that are typically marketed as cosmetic pouches or beauty cases.

But, if you think about it, they are also the perfect grab-and-go clutch bag, especially in this easy-to-carry shape with a secure top zip closure. Going in alphabetical order, here are nine different styles for your consideration.

01 - Balenciaga Le Cagole Small Cosmetic Pouch, SGD1300
Arena lambskin? Check. Balenciaga’s studded hardware? Check, check. Long tasselled zipper pull for extra character? Check, check, check. This small cosmetic case is a new iteration of the beloved Le Cagole bag from Balenciaga, except this time it comes in a miniature size measuring 20 cm wide and 15 cm high. BALENCIAGA

02 - Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Beauty Pouch, SGD1270
Fans of Bottega Veneta should not miss this compact pouch in 100 percent lambskin with the signature Intrecciato weave. A handy 16.5 cm by 10.5 cm size, the pouch is available in classic shades like Agate Grey and Fondant. Gold-tone hardware completes the deal. What’s not to love? BOTTEGA VENETA

03 - Celine Medium Cosmetic Pouch, SGD690
It may be the most affordable piece in this line-up, but Celine’s cosmetic pouch is no slouch. It not only comes in Triomphe Canvas with tan leather calfskin flanking the central zip pull. The textile lining is another plus, making it easy to clean the 22 cm by 13 cm pouch’s interior. CELINE

04 - Dior 30 Montaigne Beauty Pouch, SGD1250
Part of the 30 Montaigne range, Dior’s offering comes in blue jacquard canvas with the emblematic #DiorOblique motif. While it may seem pretty big at 24 cm by 15.5 cm, it actually fits within Dior's Book Tote. A definite bonus, since it doubles up as a chic bag organiser for your carryall as well. DIOR

05 - Goyard Vendôme Cosmetic Pouch, SGD960
Measuring 18 cm wide and 13.5 cm high, Goyard’s pouch borrows the curved shape (and name) from the Vendôme handbag. Thanks to a water-repellent cotton lining, it’s also the perfect case for beauty essentials. So fret no more about accidental spills or leaks, even if you do use it as originally intended. GOYARD

06 - Gucci GG Matelassé Beauty Case, SGD1050
An interesting take on the GG motif, this handy case comes in full leather with an all-over textured embossing effect. Measuring 16 cm by 12.5 cm, the black beauty case is not just lightweight but also soft and supple. It comes complete with a Double G logo in gold-tone hardware to boot. GUCCI

07 - Louis Vuitton Cosmetic Pouch PM, SGD790
No cosmetic pouch listicle is complete without the evergreen classic PM pouch from Louis Vuitton, of course. Measuring 19 cm by 12 cm, its coated textile lining is completely washable, which scores extra points for usability. The rounded shape and flat base, which can contain multiple bottles, holds a wallet, phone and keys just as easily. LOUIS VUITTON

08 - Moynat Zippy Vanity Pouch Medallion, SGD840
Stamped with its Art Deco-style medallion, Moynat’s 16 cm by 10.5 cm offering is crafted in Taurillon Blush leather. Not only making it soft and supple, but the lightly grained finish also offers extra resistance against daily wear. The Zippy Vanity Pouch comes in either Ocean or Powder, with a matching inner leather pocket. MOYNAT

09 - Saint Laurent Large Cosmetic Pouch, SGD1740
At 30 cm wide and 20 cm high, Saint Laurent’s zipper pouch is surely the biggest of the lot. Arguably a full-sized bag, the black pouch also features the house’s signature diamond-quilted Carré detailing. Finally, the Cassandre logo comes in a tone-on-tone finish to match. SAINT LAURENT

For more information, do visit the brands’ respective sites