Back when we were kids, deciding what to carry on Halloween was a total no-brainer: everyone toted an old pillow case plucked from the back of the linen closet by mom or dad, ready to fill with candy.


Bag: M2Malletier Fabricca Metallic Calf Hair Clutch

Price: $1,295 via Net-a-Porter

Why It’s the Bag of the Week: The textures and finishes on this little clutch make it feel unique; calf hair is hardly ever done in a metallic, and the dark leather strap and gleaming metal top handle finish the look perfectly.


Most fashion lovers have some sort of internal list of what constitutes a luxury material and what doesn’t, and we all use our personal lists to (at least in part) decide what’s worth the industry markup and what’s not.


When it comes to luxury bags, it’s almost always decades-old (if not centuries-old) design houses that dominate the landscape. Until very recently, that was especially true on the red carpet; not a lot had changed in evening bag design since Hollywood as we know it, with all its award shows and movie premieres, sprung up.


Bag: Emilio Pucci Embellished Satin Clutch

Price: $1,525 via

Why It’s the Bag of the Week: Sometimes all you want or need is something feminine and pretty, and this bag provides both easily.


At this point, it seems like every famous fashion editor and female celebrity in Hollywood has a red carpet-ready Edie Parker clutch bearing either her name or that of her latest project. If you’ve ever wanted to make one of your very own or see what your ideal design would look like, Neiman Marcus has a handy tool that will let you do both.

Anya Hindmarch Crisp Packet Clutch Gold

Years ago when “it bags” were in their prime, Anya Hindmarch made waves with her cotton “I’m Not a Plastic Bag” tote. In the years since, Hindmarch continued to turn out solid bags, but it was recently that she began to make waves again with quirky bags and leather stickers.

Dolce & Gabbana Sara Embellished Clutch

We’ve had Christmas on the brain for at least six weeks, plus all of the parties, events, get-togethers and family dinners that come with it. We’ve made gift guides, we’ve made party accessory suggestions and we’ve enumerated the items on our wish lists.

5 Under 500 New Year's Clutches
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Along with holiday parties comes an opportunity to quirk up our outfits with holiday clutches and festive statement pieces. That’s why we took to Instagram this week to find some seriously good bag inspiration. So while these tiny bags may not be able to hold your everyday essentials, it may be worth it to leave your giant wallet at home to carry one of these statement-making bags.