These Party Handbags Make the Perfect Holiday Gifts

These Party Handbags Make the Perfect Holiday Gifts

Party bags are back! Whether you’re headed to a black-tie Christmas party or a Champagne-drenched soirée, you’re going to need some arm candy slung around your wrist or shoulder—holiday handbags are the most fashionable kind of plus one, after all.

Let this be the moment when your dream wish list items become a reality, like, say, that glimmering micro-bag you’ve been eyeing all year long. A handful of 2021’s most coveted silhouettes are being offered in fabulously festive iterations, ideal for upcoming celebrations yet they’re also classics in their own right. These purses might not be your basic tote or leather crossbody, but they deserve to be taken out. Take Coperni’s Swipe or Alexander McQueen’s mini Curve bags, both of which are now offered in a layer of spectacular crystals—and we’d argue some sparkle is welcome at any occasion—way beyond the holidays. Meanwhile, YSL’s tweed Loulou envelope crossbody and Bottega Veneta’s bauble adorned chain Cassette bags are both wonderful ways to spread joy straight into the new year, all the while being home to all of your going out necessities. All these adorable accessories (and more!) are below and illustrated in the most magical of ways. Peruse our sublime selection because ’tis the season for a shiny new handbag—happy shopping!

Why pray for snow when Coperni’s crystal covered Swipe bag is already a reality? Let this glam and glittering rhinestone clad top handle be the highlight of your holiday season and the most striking handbag in the room.

Why decorate a tree when you can flaunt a bit of sartorial decor? Behold, Bottega Veneta’s pristine white woven leather chain Cassette adorned with dangling golden ornaments. Wearing it is like carrying around your very own set of jingle bells, and the coveted silhouette will certainly be the life of the party.

The holy grail of sparkling bags is undoubtedly Paco Rabanne’s silver sequined 1969—a slouchy, over-the-shoulder purse crafted with shimmering paillettes. We like to think this silver belle deserves to be served on a silver platter, and then taken for a spin. It’s a downright disco.

Upon gifting a Jackie bag, you might want to cue up the confetti, as the lucky receiver will have much to celebrate. This beloved bag (named after Jackie Kennedy, but you already knew that) from the house of Gucci has been a crowd favorite this year, and this robin’s-egg blue version will only get more wonderful with time.

It’s true, good things do come in small packages—case in point, this tweedy Toy-sized YSL Loulou. A party-friendly crossbody is as sweet as it gets when it comes to grand gestures, and this one comes cheerfully glittered with an array of colorful threads reminiscent of a string of kaleidoscopic holiday lights.

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Coperni Swipe mini embellished shoulder bag

Saint Laurent Toy Loulou tweed bag

Gucci Jackie 1961 mini shoulder bag

Bottega Veneta chain padded cassette leather crossbody bag

Paco Rabanne Sparkle 1969 small sequined shoulder bag



Bienen-Davis Xenon minaudière

Alexander McQueen micro The Curve embellished bucket bag

Brandon Blackwood Kuei mini leather crossbody bag

Prada crystal top-handle mini tote bag

Balenciaga mini Neo classic city metallic leather top-handle bag

Kara white crystal mesh knot clutch

Visuals Editor: Landon Phillips 
Set Design: Matt Cullen