I know this isn't news to any of you...but fashion is fierce! Battle your way to the front of the line with clutches made for combat. No doubt that Alexander McQueen's knuckle clutches are the ultimate in bad-girl bags with Christian Louboutin's Marquise spike clutches following close behind.
Chritian Louboutin Marquise spike clutch: here and here , Alexander McQueen knuckle box clutch: here and here
Even if you can't afford couture price tags, there's no reason to hit the streets unarmed. Studded handbags from designers such as Rebecca Minkoff will keep muggers at bay, and if they do come near CC Skye's wristlet clutch won't leave your side without a fight. The best made protection since pepper spray, I think it's only fair to yourself that you invest in your safety, wouldn't you agree? ;-)
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