Of course the holiday season is about giving and spending time with loved ones, but there’s no shame in doing all of that with a gorgeous bag on your arm the whole time. When you walk into your holiday parties this year, make a statement with a bold bag dripping in crystals or made with plush velvet. Basically we want you to make everyone around you wish they had your bag.
The good news is, the decadent styles that will feel right at home at a swanky holiday party aren’t going out of style any time soon, so you have your pick of whatever luxurious bags suits your fancy. Still making a splash for the winter are chainlink straps, which are made more delicate for eveningwear, and velvet—so much velvet that we can’t even handle it (in a good way).
There’s no shortage of delicately stunning party-ready bags for the season, from perennial favorites like Balmain, Gucci, and Alaia. The bags come in a variety of shapes and colors, but they all have one thing in common—they’re showstoppers. Find one to go with whatever chic outfit you’ve chosen for the occasion and be prepared for all your friends to ask you for the deets.
Below you’ll find 12 bags we’re shopping for to wear to our holiday parties, from the simply classic designs to the over-the-top embellished masterpieces. Now if you’ll excuse us, we have to find more parties to attend so we have an excuse to buy all these bags.
Jimmy Choo Lockett Velvet Shoulder Bag
Loeffler Randall Jesmyn Velvet Bucket Bag
The Volon Cindy Bag
Staud Nic Feather Trimmed Patent tote
Balenciaga Triangle Duffle XS Glittered Leather Tote
Balmain Studded Mini Box Bag
Gucci GG Marmont Mini Quilted Velvet Shoulder Bag
Tara Zadeh Ziba Crushed Velvet Clutch
Alaia Laser-Cut Bucket Bag
Miu Miu Miu Lady Embellished Bag
Edie Parker Silver Oval Bag
Christopher Kane Embellished Bag