Clutches are any design of handbag that is to be carried in the palm of the hand instead of over the shoulder or from a handle. Clutches may or may not have a strap or chain in order to convert the handbag into a shoulder strap purse. If clutches are convertible the should straps are often folded into the purse for storage and convenience.
A handbag is a medium to large bag, often fashionably designed, typically used by women, and used to hold personal items such as wallet/coin purse, keys, tissues, cosmetics, a hairbrush, cellular device or personal digital assistant, feminine hygiene products, etc. Handbags have become many women's favorite possessions, as they stock up on the appropriate sizes and materials to accompany each outfit.