Clutches, crossbodies, buckets and satchels…we’ve got the trending bags you’ll want for this holiday party season.
It’s the comeback three years in the making, but holiday parties are back in a big way. Whether you’re all about rocking the clutch, like to keep it hands-free, or prefer a roomy bag that’s all zhuzh’ed up, this season’s evening bags have you covered for any party vibe. Our team has been scouting the hottest trends to curate thirty fabulous picks for you. We’ve sorted them neatly into 5 categories, so you can find just what fits your need, based on what you need to fit.
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COMING IN CLUTCH
For the lady who loves to streamline, this season’s clutches are made for you. These little hand-helds are lovely & lightweight, and work best when all you need is your phone, a few cards, keys, mints and maybe an emergency lipstick or mini-size perfume.
Super sleek and elegant, this hard clutch from Nina comes in this season’s major metal – silver. At 8.25″ x 4.25″ it’s a tidy size, but spacious enough to easily fit your iPhone 15 and wallet, with room to spare.
Of course, if you’re leaning more golden girl, this shimmering soft clutch from Rebecca Minkoff is just what you need…
For a clever color punch, Sachin & Babi’s On the Rocks clutch in vivid cerise will definitely do. It even comes with a handy finger hold up top in the form of an eye-dazzling ring.
Finally, you can’t go wrong with classic black velvet. This chic round version by Claire V. adds the cool factor with its asymmetrical top loop handle.
BUCKETS OF FUN
We first started seeing the return of the mini bucket bag in early spring, and they’ve done nothing but grow in popularity since. The party bag versions come in velvet, satin, sequined and all things in between. While some run about as small as a coin purse, most are nicely generous enough to easily hold your cell, wallet, and more than a few needed items like mint/gum, lipstick/balm, mini-perfume, etc…
Starting with this fabulous faux fur fuzzy from Mansur Gavriel in a deep blueberry.
Covered in silver rhinestones, this marvelous mesh mini from Cato brings the holiday bling.
Rosantica’s evergreen bag is a study in stunning silver studs.
And finally, we have this soft and supple velvet bucket bag from Aspesi in fun, vibrant fuchsia.
(on Sale NOW from $255)
HANDLED AT THE TOP
They’re called classic for a reason. A beautiful top handle bag is like a LBD, it always looks great no matter the occasion. This season’s tiny tops are ideal for transitioning seamlessly from day to night.
When you are looking for a truly timeless bag that you’ll reach for all manner of events, this luxurious minimal bag by The Row is the investment piece of a lifetime.
The Row, Sofia 10.00 Handbag $3,950
This iconic top handle bag is reenvisioned by Parisian brand, The Kooples, into a playful party piece.
Speaking of a party, this confetti sequined minibag by TOUS is all sparkle.
Finally, when you want to go for the bold, this gold, croissant top handle bag by Simon Miller brings the drama.
CRAZY FOR CROSSBODIES
For that flawless hands-free option, the small crossbody is a perfect Goldilocks of a purse. This bag can easily handle a larger phone along with a full wallet, keys, and a nice small supply of makeup items. Sizes do vary, so anything marked “mini-crossbody” for example may not handle more than your typical clutch. Still, if you are looking for variety, this season’s styles will give you the largest of choices, including textured leathers, gorgeous sequins, fun metallics and plenty of color options all around.
Starting with this multi-tasking marvel from M. Gemi. The long leather straps make it an excellent crossbody choice, or you can use the top handles as (you guessed it) a top handle bag, or wrap one handle around the other and now you have an easy one-hand clutch. So many choices!
(on Sale NOW from $248)
Speaking of wrist-friendly, this iridescent green and gold crossbody from Hobo Bags has a hard ring attachment that’s large enough to easily slip your hand through, just like a bracelet.
Pretty meets practical with this Dooney & Bourke crossbody, all decked out in holiday red and gold.
(on Sale NOW from $278)
And finally, we have this frothy, faux-feathered fabulousness by Urban Expressions. The delicate gold chain can easily slide back into the bag to turn it into an enchanting clutch.
Finally, for those times when a tiny clutch or crossbody simply won’t do. A mini-shoulder bag offers infinite style without the drama of trying to figure out how to fit your new iPhone 13 Pro Max into that micro-satchel. Still small enough to be a perfect party purse, these bags allow you a full arsenal of supplies at your fingertips. We’re talking cell, wallet, keys, make-up, mints, makeup…along with some items you may not have thought of (but trust us, you’ll be glad to add) such as band-aids (banish those party shoe blisters), nail clippers (‘cuz hangnails happen), baby wipes (don’t be stuck with stains) and even a mini-phone charger (so you can TikTok the night away and still be able to call that uber).
This small curved shoulder bag by Marc Jacobs looks absolutely posh with its plethora of pearls.
Craving more colorful embellishments? Karl Lagerfeld’s mult-hued hearts give this small shoulder bag happy holiday vibes.
This silver, ruched stunner from Nina was made to shine for the season.
(on Sale NOW from $98)
Finally, another solid shoulder contender from Urban Expressions. Covered in sparkly, golden studs, this shoulder bag comes with an attachable, delicate gold chain for those times you prefer a crossbody look.
(on Sale NOW from $48)
There you have it! 30 lovely choices for your upcoming holiday shin-digs. From all of us here at ShopLikeHer, we hope you have a stylish and safe time at all your upcoming events!