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Going to a Holiday Party? You’ll Need One of These

As much as the holidays are about being with family, taking it easy, and going for that second helping, this is also prime soiree season. The unofficial rule of holiday-party dressing is to go all-out “more is more,” and this is the one time of year where covering yourself in metallic and glitter is completely okay. That’s where your sparkly clutch comes in: Whether you’ll be dancing the night away or going to a fancy sit-down dinner, these 13 holiday bags will help you steal the show.

Spherical Clutch
$35 at H&M

Ironically, the spherical shape resembles an ornament — only this one can carry your lipstick and cash.

Handle Clutch
$85 at & Other Stories

Free up your palms for extra hors d’oeuvres with this handled clutch that slips easily over the wrist.

From St. Xavier X Revolve Clutch
$120 at Revolve

Pearly and delicate, this purse will compliment an outfit full of winter whites. It also comes with a convenient chain strap.

Jeweled Suede Clutch
$148 at Ann Taylor

When you have a ton of glitter on your clothes, you can skip the over-the-top sparkly bag. The simple spot of bling on this clutch will enhance, not detract from, your cocktail dress.

Crossbody Pouch
$495 at Loeffler Randall

Behind the wall of bright-red fur is a sizable pouch, which will be useful for storing a phone, cash, and other going-out essentials. If dancing is on the agenda, wear it as a crossbody.

Mosaic Stretta Bag
$295 at Lauren Cecchi

If velvet or sequins aren’t your speed, stick with a bag that’s big on texture. This clutch by New York-based designer Lauren Cecchi is a stylish play on mosaic designs.

Cannes Sequin Shoulder Bag
$599 at Orchard Mile

Love it or leave it, sequins will always be a festive go-to for the holidays. With its clean gold palette, this Anine Bing mini bag is the adult way to do shimmer.

Kayu Velvet Star Clutch
$205 at Club Monaco

Star motifs are a trend that’s still going strong — why not embrace it with your clutch? Pair it with a simple turtleneck dress and blush pumps.

Anya Hindmarch Pixel Smiley Clutch
$573 at Matches Fashion

If you have permanent bitch face, grab a clutch that smiles so you won’t have to.

Elizabeth & James Finley Croc Embossed Shoulder Bag
$445 at Neiman Marcus

In a perfect world, you’d only need a few debit cards and your keys to make it through the night, but most of the time, extra concealer and lipstick are required. Here’s a bag that can fit it all, while its decently small size prevents you from over-packing.

Edie Parker ‘Rebekah’ Embossed Metal Clutch
$1,295 at Net-a-Porter

It’s not exactly cheap, but you’ll get a lot of mileage out of this clutch all year. Shiny and sleek, you can wear it with almost any dress after the holiday party season.

Ivory Floral Embroidered Shoulder Bag
$1,640 at Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney’s mini bucket bag was a Fashion Week favorite during the summer, but the newest iteration, featuring vintage-looking embroidery, feels more festive paired with the gold hardware.

Mark Cross ‘Grace’ Small Box Bag
$1,990 at Matches Fashion

When you want to keep it simple, go for a structured lady bag in a muted metallic tone.

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13 Glitzy Bags for the Holiday Season