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From Hanukkah to Kwanzaa, Christmas to New Year’s, this time of year is packed with holiday celebrations — and that means dressing for the occasion. Our styling trick? A festive handbag as a fast way to make any outfit look instantly party-ready.
Here, we have rounded up some of our favorite party bags and evening clutches to complete last-minute New Year’s ensembles, at a wide range of prices. They hit on all the season’s top trends — sparkly, fuzzy, Barbie pink, pearlized, crescent-shaped and mini-sized, making them the perfect arm candy to give and receive.
Simitri Silk Fringe Clutch
This silk Simitri clutch handbag, in of-the-moment Barbie pink with gold tassel trim and velvet lining, is handcrafted by traditional artisans in India. Carrie Underwood, Regina Hall and Wynonna Judd have all been spotted carrying Simitri bags.
Staud Bean Shearling Clutch
Add some warm fuzzies to any look with Staud’s popular Bean clutch bag, now in cozy shearling — a winter handbag trend. We like the contrast of it with a sparkly, colorful outfit.
Alexander Wang Heiress Crystal Pouch
A smattering of sparkle is always a welcome addition to a party look. Here in the form of Alexander Wang’s chain mesh, crystal-bedecked Heiress pouch bag that channels a disco ball.
Rebecca Minkoff Ruched Faux Leather Clutch
In nine shades (also including Barbie pink), this Rebecca Minkoff metallic clutch adds a splash of color and sparkle to any outfit. Crafted from vegan leather, the silhouette is an on-trend crescent shape with pretty ruched texture finished with a tassel.
Kate Spade Sweet Treats Jeweled Resin Clutch
Decorated with multi-colored crystals, this classic frame clutch by Kate Spade hits the sweet spot in the phrase “arm candy.” The rich jewel tones sparkle against black resin — a perfect pairing to amp up any LBD.
Mansur Gavriel Velvet Mini Cloud Clutch
Texture-rich crushed velvet feels instantly festive, as does the metallic leather version of Mansur Gavriel’s favorite Mini Cloud clutch. Both are limited-edition takes on the curvaceous-shaped silhouette with a removable strap that is crafted in Italy. (Plus, use the code SALE20 to get 20 percent off for a limited time.)
Cult Gaia Eos Pearly Acrylic Clutch
Pearls are timeless and trending, so you can’t go wrong with Cult Gaia’s chic Eos clutch. This handbag doubles down with a pearly finish and faux pearl detailing around the edges — adding a polished finish to any outfit.
Ulla Johnson Paloma Ruched Pochette
The mini-sized Paloma Ruched Pochette bag by Ulla Johnson in shimmery rose gold leather is just right for the essentials on carefree evenings. Crafted in Italy, it has a long strap to sling on as a chic crossbody.
Clare V. Foldover Clutch
Go all in on the red and green with this cute, checkered Clare V. clutch in a cozy crochet knit. Built-in tabs allow for the addition of a shoulder-length or short strap — sold separately in a variety of styles, from thin gold chains to chunky resin links.
Dundas x Grey Goose Martini Cocktail Bag
L.A.-based fashion designer Peter Dundas teamed up with Grey Goose to create a sparkly, limited-edition Martini handbag. An ode to the designer’s favorite cocktail, the crystal-embellished clutch has a removable chainlink handle. Ashley Benson and Alessandra Ambrosio were among guests at the party at Caviar Kaspia in L.A. to celebrate the handbag launch.
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