Why a Clutch is the Accessory You Didn’t Know You Need

Gone are the days of running out the doors with your phone and a set of keys shoved in your pocket… Once you have a baby, you realise this luxury no longer exists! Sometimes heading out with bub can seem overwhelming, even if it’s just a short trip, with all of the bits and bobs that need to come with you in your Nappy Bag.

Although we love our spacious Vanchi’s and their capacity to hold so much, sometimes you just want to grab the essentials when popping out for a minute with bub in tow. That’s where a clutch comes in!

The accessory you never knew you needed for #mumlife, clutches are the perfect size for carrying your personal belongings and a spare nappy or dummy when just nipping out and don’t want to take the whole nappy bag with you.

A clutch is also the ideal accessory to take with you for brunch with the girls, or simply when you need to travel light – with or without baby! Let’s face it, even when bub isn’t coming out and about, we still need to carry a whole bunch of things we didn’t need pre-baby (breast pads anyone?).

However, be warned: not all clutches are made equal! Many clutches out there look ah-mazing but are unfortunately too small to carry the essentials that you need. Some of the main things that you need to look out for when shopping for a clutch are: 


  • A roomy capacity, preferably with an outside zip so you can keep keys and phone handy (there’s nothing worse than rummaging for your keys which have mysteriously sunk to the bottom!)


  •  A privacy zip and pockets on the inside to keep you organised, so you know where everything is and can find what you need in a jiffy


  • Wipeable inside fabric for unexpected spills


  • A large opening so you can fit everything in – think wrap around zip or large gusset. There’s nothing worse than having a spacious clutch, with a small restricting opening!



For the perfect clutch that fulfils all of the above criteria and more, check out our beautiful range of Vanchi Cross-Body Clutches that come in a range of stunning colours. Small but surprisingly spacious and with a generously large zippered opening, they’re so roomy you can even fit in a small drink bottle!

Our clutches come with a shoulder strap to keep your hands free for bub when needed, and can be worn 3 ways - crossbody, over the shoulder, or wristlet that can be unclipped and hung from your pram.

True to the Vanchi brand, our clutches won’t disappoint with an exterior pocket to keep keys and phone handy plus plenty of inside pockets to separate belongings. Every clutch also comes with a change kit, including a zippered mesh pouch and a handy change mat that fits neatly inside. 

Becoming a Mumma doesn’t have to mean the end of spontaneous trips out - a Cross-Body Clutch is the perfect accessory as you can keep things handy. It’s a perfect travel companion! They also make ideal baby shower gifts – and with our personalisation service, a Vanchi clutch is a truly unique gift that will last for years to come, even once bub is all grown up ❤

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