The Best Evening Bags and Clutches for New Year 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter

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From Hanukkah to Kwanzaa, Christmas to New Year’s, this time of year is filled with holiday celebrations — and that means dressing for the occasion. Our styling trick? A festive handbag is a quick way to instantly make any outfit look party-ready.

Here, we’ve rounded up our favorite party bags and evening clutches at a wide range of prices to complete those last-minute New Year’s ensembles. They’ve hit all the season’s top trends – sparkly, fuzzy, barbie pink, pearls, crescent and mini-sized, making them the perfect arm candy to give and receive.

Symmetrical Silk Fringe Clutch

This silk symmetry clutch handbag, with gold tassel trim and velvet lining, is a Barbie rose in an instant, handcrafted by traditional artisans in India. Carrie Underwood, Regina Hall and Wynonna Judd all carry Symmetry bags.

More purchase options: Wolf and Badger | Symmetry

Symmetry

Symmetrical Silk Fringe Clutch $195

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Stud Bean Shearling Clutch

Add some warm fuzzies to any look with Staudt’s popular Bean Clutch Bag, now in cozy shearling – a winter handbag trend. We love its contrast with the bright, colorful outfit.

Stud Bean Shearling Clutch

Intermix

Stowed Bean Shearling Clutch (Reg. $295) $207

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Alexander Wang heir crystal bag

A smattering of sparkle is always a welcome addition to a party look. Here in Alexander Wang’s chain mesh form, a crystal-bedding Herrez bag channels a disco ball.

More purchase options: Alexander Wang | Bloomingdale’s | FWRD | Intermix

Alexander Wang heir crystal bag

Alexander Wang

Alexander Wang heir crystal bag $695

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Rebecca Minkoff Ruched Faux Leather Clutch

In nine shades (including barbie pink), this Rebecca Minkoff metallic clutch adds color and sparkle to any outfit. Crafted from vegan leather, the silhouette is an on-trend crescent shape with a fairly rugged design finished with a tassel.

More purchase options: Rebecca Minkoff | Nordstrom

Rebecca Minkoff Ruched Faux Leather Clutch

Rebecca Minkoff

Rebecca Minkoff Ruched Faux Leather Clutch $128

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Kate Spade Sweet Treats Jeweled Resin Clutch

Embellished with multi-colored crystals, this classic frame clutch from Kate Spade hits the sweet spot in the phrase “arm candy.” Rich jewel tones sparkle against black resin – the perfect pairing to enhance any LBD.

Kate Spade Sweet Treats Jeweled Resin Clutch

Kate Spade Sweet Treats Jeweled Resin Clutch $448

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Mansoor Gavriel Velvet Mini Cloud Clutch

Texture-rich crushed velvet feels instantly festive, like a metallic leather version of Mansoor Gavriel’s favorite Mini Cloud Clutch. Both feature a limited-edition take on a curve-shaped silhouette with a removable strap crafted in Italy. (Plus, use code SALE20 to get 20 percent off for a limited time.)

Mansoor Gavriel Velvet Mini Cloud Clutch

Mansoor Gavriel

Mansoor Gavriel Velvet Mini Cloud Clutch (Reg. $545) $355

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Cult Gaia Eos Pearly Acrylic Clutch

Pearls are timeless and trending, so you can’t go wrong with Cult Gaia’s chic Eos clutch. This handbag doubles as a pearl finish and faux pearl detailing around the edges – adding a polished finish to any outfit.

More purchase options: Cult Gaia | Neiman Marcus | Nordstrom

Cult Gaia Eos Pearly Acrylic Clutch

Cult Gaia

Cult Gaia Eos Pearly Acrylic Clutch $328

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Ulla Johnson Paloma Ruched Pochette

Mini size Paloma Ruched Pochette Bag Shimmering rose gold leather by Ulla Johnson is just right for the needs of a carefree evening. Crafted in Italy, it features a long strap to sling as a chic crossbody.

Ulla Johnson Paloma Ruched Pochette

Ulla Johnson

Ulla Johnson Paloma Ruched Pochette $250

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Claire v. Foldover clutch

Go red and green with this cute, checkered Claire V clutch in cozy crochet knit. Built-in tabs allow for the addition of a shoulder-length or short strap – sold separately in a variety of styles, from thin gold chains to chunky resin links.

Claire v.  Foldover clutch

Claire v.

Dundas x Gray Goose Martini Cocktail Bag

LA-based fashion designer Peter Dundas teamed up with Gray Goose to create a sparkly, Limited Edition Martini Handbag. An ode to the designer’s favorite cocktail, the crystal-embellished clutch features a removable chainlink handle. Ashley Benson and Alessandra Ambrosio were guests at a party at Caviar Caspia in LA to celebrate the launch of the handbag.

Dundas x Gray Goose Martini Cocktail Bag

Dundas

Dundas x Gray Goose Martini Cocktail Bag $650

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