Party bags are a tricky subject, no matter the time of year or occasion. Although bag lovers are generally not super price-sensitive (by definition, you can’t really be in the market for a $2,000 accessory and be accurately described as “price-sensitive”), everyone likes to feel like they’re getting a good value, and special occasion bags are just that–for special occasions.

Most of us end up buying a party bag sooner or later, though, and right now is the perfect time of year to do it–not only are there plenty of available options that will be useful for years to come, but any party bag you buy at the moment will probably get taken out for at least a few spins before the first of the year, so it’ll feel less like something you bought and immediately put on a shelf in your closet. And then, every time you take it out in the future, you’ll be glad you’re prepared.

Naturally, we have some suggestions. (We always have suggestions.)

Ashlyn’d Silver Clutch
$635 via Shopbop


Bottega Veneta Crocodile Elongated Knot Clutch
$4,750 via Neiman Marcus


Clare V Bow Clutch
$235 via Net-a-Porter


Edie Parker Dani Clutch
$1,046 via Neiman Marcus


Jimmy Choo Cloud Embellished Clutch
$4,950 via Net-a-Porter


Kate Spade Dress the Part Fan Clutch
$348 via Neiman Marcus


Mansur Gavriel Mini Moon Clutch
$295 via Barneys


Mulberry Lily Mini Metallic Bag
$575 via Net-a-Porter


Oscar de la Renta Bow Clutch
$1,390 via Net-a-Porter


Prada Small Velvet Flap Crossbody Bag
$1,500 via Neiman Marcus


Roger Vivier Evening Micro Crystal Buckle Chain Bag
$1,675 via Saks


Saint Laurent Sequined Emmanuelle Baby Bucket Bag
$1,650 via Neiman Marcus


Salvatore Ferragamo Ginny Vara Crossbody Bag
$1,150 via Neiman Marcus


The Row Happy Hour 7 Mink Shoulder Bag
$1,590 via Neiman Marcus


The Row Mini Metallic Snakeskin Tassel Wristlet
$1,590 via Neiman Marcus


Valentino Glam Lock Bag
$4,075 via Net-a-Porter


Zhuu Metal Saddle Bag
$165 via Shopbop

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5 years ago

I do think the least expensive one (#17) is the nicest, very festive.

5 years ago

you are missing the best party bag of them all – a Judith Leiber

Amanda Mull
5 years ago
Reply to  psny15

I wanted to include one because I definitely agree, but I had trouble finding a piece that ~struck my fancy~ at the moment, which probably says more about current online stock than anything!

Janaki Subramanyam
Janaki Subramanyam
5 years ago
Reply to  Amanda Mull

I was surprised as well not to see a Judith Leiber in the collection but I must admit that I haven’t seen anything new that caught my attention.

Fashion Girl
Fashion Girl
5 years ago

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