Need the Perfect Bag for a Holiday Party? Here Are 20 Elegant Options.
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You’ve found the perfect holiday party dress and a pair of earrings to match. But the last item on your shopping list is the ever elusive, all important evening bag. How else will you tote around your lipstick, keys, and iPhone? It should be generous enough to accommodate all those things but small enough not to weigh you down. Luckily, there are so many options, from a small satin tote in glam jewel tones to a luxe emerald lunch bag to a silky rose-motif top-handle.

Or for a more maximalist spin on holiday style, pick a supermodel approved going out shoulder bag in diamanté, ’60s inspired paillettes, or rich velvet. It will look perfect under your arm or tucked beneath any puff-sleeve dress, blouse, or suit.

If you’re wearing something textured, sequined, or printed, consider a pillowy clutch or wristlet pouch in smooth metallics. One in gold, silver, or pink will add just the right amount of understated shine to an already decked out look. Meanwhile, a purse dripping in crystal fringe or dusted in glitter will act as the perfect adornment to transform any old outfit into ultimate party attire.

Below, shop 20 of the best evening bags to carry you through the rest of the holiday party season.