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Best Bet: Zara Fur Messenger Bag

Most evening bags are too small and prone to being misplaced, but totes are too bulky for a night out. This sleek leopard print messenger bag is roomy enough for your wallet and makeup, and adds a pop of animal print to an outfit. Wear it hands-free as a cross-body, or tuck in the chain to transform it into a clutch.

Zara Fur Messenger Bag, $49.90 at Zara.