Going to a Holiday Party? You’ll Need One of These

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As much as the holidays are about being with family, taking it easy, and going for that second helping, this is also prime soiree season. The unofficial rule of holiday-party dressing is to go all-out “more is more,” and this is the one time of year where covering yourself in metallic and glitter is completely okay. That’s where your sparkly clutch comes in: Whether you’ll be dancing the night away or going to a fancy sit-down dinner, these 13 holiday bags will help you steal the show.

Ironically, the spherical shape resembles an ornament — only this one can carry your lipstick and cash.

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Spherical Clutch$35, H&M

Free up your palms for extra hors d’oeuvres with this handled clutch that slips easily over the wrist.

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Handle Clutch$85, & Other Stories

Pearly and delicate, this purse will compliment an outfit full of winter whites. It also comes with a convenient chain strap.

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From St. Xavier X Revolve Clutch$120, Revolve

When you have a ton of glitter on your clothes, you can skip the over-the-top sparkly bag. The simple spot of bling on this clutch will enhance, not detract from, your cocktail dress.

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Jeweled Suede Clutch$148, Ann Taylor

Behind the wall of bright-red fur is a sizable pouch, which will be useful for storing a phone, cash, and other going-out essentials. If dancing is on the agenda, wear it as a crossbody.

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Crossbody Pouch$495, Loeffler Randall

If velvet or sequins aren’t your speed, stick with a bag that’s big on texture. This clutch by New York-based designer Lauren Cecchi is a stylish play on mosaic designs.

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Mosaic Stretta Bag$295, Lauren Cecchi

Love it or leave it, sequins will always be a festive go-to for the holidays. With its clean gold palette, this Anine Bing mini bag is the adult way to do shimmer.

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Cannes Sequin Shoulder Bag$599, Orchard Mile

Star motifs are a trend that’s still going strong — why not embrace it with your clutch? Pair it with a simple turtleneck dress and blush pumps.

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Kayu Velvet Star Clutch$205, Club Monaco

If you have permanent bitch face, grab a clutch that smiles so you won’t have to.

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Anya Hindmarch Pixel Smiley Clutch$573, Matches Fashion

In a perfect world, you’d only need a few debit cards and your keys to make it through the night, but most of the time, extra concealer and lipstick are required. Here’s a bag that can fit it all, while its decently small size prevents you from over-packing.

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Elizabeth & James Finley Croc Embossed Shoulder Bag$445, Neiman Marcus

It’s not exactly cheap, but you’ll get a lot of mileage out of this clutch all year. Shiny and sleek, you can wear it with almost any dress after the holiday party season.

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Edie Parker ‘Rebekah’ Embossed Metal Clutch$1,295, Net-a-Porter

Stella McCartney’s mini bucket bag was a Fashion Week favorite during the summer, but the newest iteration, featuring vintage-looking embroidery, feels more festive paired with the gold hardware.

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Ivory Floral Embroidered Shoulder Bag$1,640, Stella McCartney

When you want to keep it simple, go for a structured lady bag in a muted metallic tone.

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Mark Cross ‘Grace’ Small Box Bag$1,990, Matches Fashion

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