You’re all decked out in your festive finery and ready to enjoy the holiday season to the fullest. But unless you plan on coping the entire evening without those little necessities like money, lipstick, and your phone, you’ll need to bring along an equally fabulous purse.
Looking for such an important accessory is no easy task, but no need to fret, we’ve done all the hard work for you. Here are 8 distinctly different hand jewels that will be sure to add the perfect accent to your ensemble and keep everything you need close at hand this holiday season.
Subtle elegance: Lord’s Shoes & Apparel $90
Lord’s Shoes & Apparel carries a wide selection of evening purses and clutches, including this elegant hard case clutch in gunmetal metallic and black. The edge is lined in tiny diamonds bordered by chainlink, and includes a chain strap. If this isn’t what you’re looking for, there are plenty of other options to check out in-store.
Available at Lord’s Shoes & Apparel in South Granville, Vancouver.
Double pop of colour: BCBG Max Azria $64
Everyone knows that BCBG Max Azria is known for its feminine cocktail and evening wear, but it also offers a select collection of purses. This pleated satin clutch provides a pop of colour to your ensemble, and is available in fuchsia and lemon. The bonus feature? Each is actually a double pop of colour as it’s reversible, so the fuchsia flips to orange if turned inside out, and lemon turns to black.
Available at various BCBG locations.
Compact cuteness: Nine West $40
If you’re planning to dance the night away and want as little weighing you down as possible, Nine West’s Glitter Mob wristlet is the way to go. Securely wrapped around your wrist, this easy-to-hold pouch is just big enough to fit your ID, cash, lipstick, and a smaller phone like an iPhone 5S. As a result you’re free to focus on busting out your best dance moves rather than having to keep watch over the ‘bonfire’ of purses piled up on the floor in front of you.
Available at various Nine West locations.
Leather love: Erin Templeton $48
Handcrafted using recycled leather, Erin Templeton’s festival cross body purse is discrete and can be dressed up or down depending on your outfit. Not only is it versatile, you’re also supporting both a local designer and the environment. That’s a lot of wins right there.
Available at Erin Templeton in Chinatown.
Metallic shine: Browns $50
Browns is not just about footwear, but also carries a selection of evening purses, including this classic metal mesh clutch by Jessica McClintock. Available in both silver and gold, it fits easily in the hand and features a metal clasp closure at the top.
Available at various Browns locations.
Showgirl stopper: Aldo $60
If an attention-grabber with showgirl appeal is what you’re looking for, Aldo has the purse for you. In dusty pink with fancy details such as encrusted diamonds and a feather trim, this cross body purse will add instant glamour to any occasion from a dinner party to a wedding.
Available at various Aldo locations.
Renaissance woman: bebe $69
If your taste leans more towards the Renaissance side of fashion trends, you may be surprised to find out that bebe might just have the purse for you. This plush velvet number is embellished with a prominent jewel clasp and features a gold chainlink strap, adding richness and texture to your look. It also has a magnetic snap closure and contains three compartments for easy organization of contents. Besides black, this style also comes in burgundy and lime green.
Available at various bebe locations.
The perfect gift: Kate Spade $398
You can’t get more holiday-themed than Kate Spade‘s adorable square gift box clutch that is perfectly wrapped in black and topped with a golden bow. Covered in faux nappa lambskin with rhodium plated hardware, the interior is equally luxurious with a bright fuchsia satin lining.
Available at Kate Spade in Pacific Centre, Vancouver.