Edie Parker clutches real star of the 2013 Emmys

Usually it is the dresses and ball gowns that are the talking points of the Emmys, as with most red carpet events, what the Hollywood stars are wearing is of utmost interest. But an unlikely fashion star stole the show last night, in the form of Edie Parker’s clutch bags.

The old school glamour of Edie’s handheld clutches featured four times on the red carpet last night, as top actresses such as the uber cool Zooey Deschanel, Kerry Washington, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and the sexy siren that is Christina Hendricks all chose Parker’s bags to compliment their outfits.

And one clutch actually made an award appearance, as the clutch carried by Julia Louis-Dreyfus, was carried up to the stage by her onscreen assistant Tony Hale in the comedy ‘Veep,’ as a patishe to her loyal, bag-carrying assistant Gary by holding her clutch on stage.

Julia Louis Dreyfus © Jason Merritt/Getty Images, style.com]

Julia Louis Dreyfus © Jason Merritt/Getty Images, style.com]

Showstopping clutches are no strangers to Shoppersbase, and have featured many times on this site, from modern perspex styles to quirky novelty clutches, handheld bags designed to look like book covers, and even a Chanel clutch fashioned to appear as if it is made from Lego!

Edie Parker clutches have been around since 2010 and since then have featured on a few red carpet events, but never with so many Hollywood stars using them as arm candy at this years Emmys.

So why are they so popular with the elite of LA? We think it is because of the vintage vibe, mixed with the modern twist of the design, plus the practicality of the roomy interior.

The designer behind the brand, Brett Heyman agrees: “Our unique, handmade clutches complement the gorgeous red carpet dresses without overpowering them. They are practical and roomy, but not cumbersome. But most importantly, the clutches look incredibly chic and cool! Like a piece of jewelry or wearable art.”

Anyway, enough of what we think, see which ones are your favourites from the picks below:

Jean glow in the dark chevron clutch – £1,010

Jean glow in the dark chevron clutch - £1,010

A fabulous retro design with that modern twist we were talking about, it glows in the dark! How cool is that? Why not team with a classic LBD for the ultimate contrast effect?

Jean ziggy box clutch – £1,095

Jean ziggy box clutch - £1,095

It is the perfect teal colour that makes this Edie Parker clutch a stand out design for us. This high shine clutch packs maximum impact, so you don’t have to go over the top with your outfit, like Christina Hendricks.

Flavia Ziggy box clutch – £1,158

Flavia Ziggy box clutch - £1,158

The blood-red sparkle zig zag on this Edie Parker box clutch is inspired by David Bowie’s iconic Aladdin Sane album cover. We think it’s perfect for a special Christmas party.

Flavia diamond box clutch – £1,158

Flavia diamond box clutch - £1,158

Inspired by the iconic art-deco movement of the roaring twenties, with black and gold textured glitter acrylic, we love the modern plastics that work to create a vintage statement piece.

Jean sunburst box clutch – £1,095

Jean sunburst box clutch - £1,095

Perspex is the material to be holding this season, and for a few more to come. And this is an ideal clutch to start off your collection with, inspired by the old school glamour of Hollywood.

Flavia box clutch – £1,158

Flavia box clutch - £1,158

More Hollywood glamour with this eye-catching piece, check out the zigzag pattern which is created using a gold glitter acrylic inlay. Wear it against black for maximum effect.

Lara backlit box clutch – £885

Lara backlit box clutch - £885

This box clutch is the ultimate in glamour and modernity. With acrylic ends and a glittered reflective inlay, the look is stylish and vintage and is a bag you’ll want to keep as an heirloom.

All bags from MatchesFashion.com

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