I found this clutch about 3-4 years ago at Coach's Boxing Day sale. While it is no longer available, here is a similar bag.
One of the reasons I reach for this most often (other than it is black so it matches everything) is that it is all leather. As such, I don't have to worry about putting it down on sticky surfaces or anywhere someone can spill on it.
It's actually also quite roomy. I manage to stash a good amount of items in it an still have a lot of space. Here's a quick peek at the items that I managed to fit in here the other night:
I try and keep my going out essentials to an absolute minimum. My keys, a lip gloss and compact, a small amount of money, my ID and a bank card, gum, a perfume sample, my phone and as of late: a portable battery and cable to charge my phone.
The back of the bag has a little zippered compartment which is where I store my ID, bank card, money and any coat check tickets. ;)
The inside has three different compartments . It's actually pretty handy to keep my clutch organized, since I am often reaching into it in the dark, while I am talking to someone.
And once its all loaded, I am good to go and enjoy some drinks with my friends!
Do you have a bag that you are constantly reaching for?