The wristlet: A marriage of usefulness and playfulness. It's a clutch -- with a leash.
"The wristlet is convenient," says designer Lauren Merkin. "You want to be able to enjoy your glass of wine and have hors d'oeuvres and not feel tied down to holding on to your bag or worried about putting it down."
For women constantly on the go-go-go, it can be a smart option. Wristlets are not one size fits all. They can fit way more than lipstick-cash-cell. And instead of standard leather hanging off your wrist, look for vinyl, straw and colorful leather. Think of it as a really smart bracelet.
-- Janelle Erlichman