The city’s season of major museum openings and charity galas is well under way, and with it come the photos of the glitterati alighting from discreet town cars and stretch limos; scaling the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art or the New York City Public Library; dining in intimate bôites for the after-parties. One thing, however, that will stand out in all the paparazzi pix is a bejeweled hand clutching a...well, a clutch. Long the finishing touch of a black-tie ensemble, the clutch is always in style and that is obvious by the number of designers adding them to their lines—everyone from Valentino, Jimmy Choo, Vera Wang, and Bally to Prada, Rag & Bone, Erdem, and Marni. And you can just as readily carry one for daytime (think of Halston’s iconic “Foxy” envelope-style clutch) as well as for glam evenings. Here are a few clutches to make you, er, clutch your heartstrings.