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Formal bags that you will keep in your clutches for seasons to come.
At risk of stating the very obvious, with packed social calendars of parties and weddings nearly every weekend, many socialistias are confronting that their evening wardrobe is devoid of options in terms of bags. Let’s cut ourselves some slack though; when events are fewer and further between, it’s hard to notice that you struggle finding the perfect carryall to tuck under your arm or clutch for the evening. But now that our calendars are packed with black tie events and weddings galore, the need for a few new options is more than apparent. Ask and ye shall receive.
Here, 15 of our favorite evening bags to carry no matter the event your are attending.
The details on this bag harken back to a bygone era. From the clasp, to the croc embossment, the gloss on this structured bag cannot be beat. You can wear it to a cocktail party or a formal event or even with jeans.
An evening bag classic: satin. Keep things simple and pair this with a column gown for your next black tie event.
Looking for a bit more of a statement? Enter crystal and pearl embellishment courtesy of Rosantica.
There’s a reason why Bottega’s woven leather clutches remain classics. Not only do they come in pretty much every colorway imaginable, but the buttery leather seems to only get better with age. Every collection needs one.
Bring a little touch of royal style with you to your next gala with a leather clutch from a brand that the Duchess of Sussex has carried before.
From the acrylic to the the pearl beaded trim, everything about this clutch is made to turn heads.
An evening carryall (ethically made too) that you’ll want to carry even when you’re not headed to a formal event. The definition of easy glamour.
Raffia’s easygoing and summery effect meets the structure of a classic minaudiere. The perfect complement to your beachside cocktail look.
Looking for a touch of fun? Carry this piece to your next gala.
Need something a little more casual, but still want to make an impact? Let woven blue raffia poms do the talking for you.
Simple metallic accessories are oh-so fun but won’t steal the show. Pair with a show-stopping and embellished gown.
The beautiful ruching of this faux leather handbag makes it so much more than a clutch. Refined but with a twist—you’ll be able tote all of your necessities with ease and style.
For a more simple and summery structured pick, go with a woven minaudière, perhaps in a punchy color.
When in doubt, grab a YSL envelope clutch and tuck in your phone and credit cards and you’ll be on your way.
Want to look like a Venus on the half shell? Be a little tongue in cheek with a clamshell shaped minaudiere with a pearl clasp. Ladylike, but still fun.