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Best Bet: Tracey Tanner Metallic Pouches

The usefulness of a pouch that fits neatly into the palm of one’s hand tends to be underrated. Oversize clutches may look impressive tucked under the arm, but they also can be cumbersome when you jet out for a quick coffee. These small pouches from Brooklyn-based designer Tracey Tanner come in an array of shades, and are the perfect size for your keys, credit cards, and a bit of cash. The colorful metallics are a standout choice, as the leather will crackle and wear down beautifully with use. Snap one up for yourself or grab a few as a handy last-minute Christmas gift.

Tracey Tanner zip pouch, $35 at Tracey Tanner