Season’s Grab Bags: Splurges and Steals

Complete your holiday looks with some chic party purses.


As always, evening bags are an easy way to incorporate current trends without going overboard. Add these to your wish lists or steal them up yourself.

When tinsel and twinkle lights are seasonal hallmarks, you know it’s time to sparkle. The Sex and the City ladies carried this glamorous Swarovski piece, but we also love the mixed metals on Topshop’s less expensive option.

Kiosque Evening Bag, $750, Swarovski

Pewter Art Deco Style Beaded Box Bag, $90, Topshop

Jewel Tones
Fight off those winter blues with some brilliant hues, the perfect complement to the little black dress.

Tory Burch Classic Mini Bag, $250, Shopbop

Whirly-Twirly Clutch, $28, Anthropologie

Call them the new faux fur. Plumes are appearing on everything from jackets to dresses this winter, but a feathery bag is a fun way to incorporate the trend without looking like Big Bird.

Swan Lake Scottie, $425, Kate Spade

Steal: Silence & Noise Feather Velvet Clutch, $38, Urban Outfitters

If you’re looking for something with a subtle sheen, try a clutch made from metallic leathers or fabrics. Fun fact: Passchal bags are partially made from recycled tractor tires, giving them unique looks that are also eco-friendly.

Metallic Clutch, $219, Passchal

Steal: La Regale Clutch, $36, Lori’s Shoes

Go a little girlie with large ruffles in fun colors (though these bags also come in black if you’re looking for something neutral).

Splurge: Diane Von Furstenberg Belle Ruffle Evening Bag, $365, Saks Fifth Avenue

Steal: Glint Ruffle Frame Clutch, $68, Nordstrom

Not-So-Basic Black
For when you just need a fabulous little black bag that goes with everything.

Bracelet Bag, $795, Tiffany

Patent Wave Clutch, $58, French Connection

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