Object of Desire: A Swarovski Crystal Butterfly Clutch

These bejeweled clutches are beloved by A-list celebs and first ladies alike.

Photo by Mona Miri

You know what they say about March—it comes in like a lion and goes out with a gala. One sure-fire way to stand out among the flurry of black-tie ensembles this spring? Carrying a bejeweled clutch from Judith Leiber Couture, whose collection of small decorative bags called minaudières, encrusted with Swarovski crystals, get scooped up by everyone from A-list celebs to first ladies as soon as they hit boutique shelves. This sparkly monarch is currently perched at Encore Boston Harbor’s Wynn Collection boutique alongside an exclusive clutch inspired by the “high roller” tapestry design of the casino’s carpet. All you need to do now is land the perfect gown to match.

Judith Leiber Couture “Butterfly Monarch” crystal-encrusted bag with leather interior, $5,195, Wynn Collection.