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Would You Carry a Teeny-Tiny Bag Like J.Lo's?

06/07/2007 at 06:00 AM ET

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We are used to seeing celebs hauling oversized handbags, but J.Lo decided to go to the other extreme last week, carrying a teeny-tiny clutch to a charity concert in New York. This itty-bitty cognac gold leather clutch with large crystal clasp is the “Beauty” by Swarovski and more of a wallet than a purse. Called a minaudiere in fashion terms, it’s beautiful, but not too practical. What could J. Lo fit in there? Whatever it was must have been something important though because the she even took it on stage with her! Tell us: Would you carry such a teeny tiny clutch for a night on the town?

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Summer on

It looks like a jewelry box. I would never use it, I could even fit my favorite chapstick or even my car key in that. It looks silly and it would be just as easy to hold a small clutch purse and look fashionable!

yvonne franceschi on

Yes,I already collect them, these are pieces of art work.
If I have a social event, I just put my keys and lipstick.
But if you carry a lot stuff in your bags this not a practical handbag. Yvonne

k on

no!…i would probably end up losing it! and what would be the point? I dont think anything of mine would fit in there!…except for money?…maybe a small lip gloss?

AnnieJ on

Probably not – too small. I have the Little Red Riding Hood approach to purses – not too bit, not too small…just right.

Cheryl on

JLo looks usual. I wouldn’t use the purse…just too small. I would store any contents that small in a pocket or somewhere else.

Nana on

In that pouch I would carry money, lipstick and a pantyliner just in case of in incident.

Michaela on

I have a Mary McFadden bag that is super small like JLo’s. I LOVE IT! It is just big enough for a lipstick, mints and a few other small incidentals. I took my small blck beaded bag to a wedding a few weeks ago and it was so great to not have to find a place on the top of the table to put a larger bag. It fit perfectly by the top of my place setting and was not in anyone’s way. LOVE IT!

Rebecca on

Sure thing! As long as it fit the few things I needed, I would choose the smallest purse. :- )

j on

it’s pointless and looks silly. but that michael kors dress is the best thing i’ve seen on her in ages, it’s awesome!!

Nicole on

No way. I would definitely leave it somewhere. To small!

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