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Shimmering party bags for sparkly festive ‘fits

12 Dec 2022 | Updated on: 20 Dec 2022 |By Kari Colmans

Shine your way through the party season with all manner of sequinned shoulder bags and glittering clutches

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Adorned with jewels, pearls, and tassels – plus a smattering of glitter, crystals, and chainmail – these dazzling clutch bags and sparkling cross bodies are strictly for going out out this month. Throw in some hot pink satin, green velvet – and about 50 shades of gold – and you can be sure these sparkling party bags won’t go unnoticed on the seasonal social circuit.

We can’t get enough of Rosantica’s present-sized beauties, which wouldn’t look out of place sitting beneath the Christmas tree: each hand-held bauble is more breathtaking than the last. Judith Leiber takes the crown for the most inventive reincarnations – from tiaras and cocktail glasses to cakes and wands – while super brands Bottega Veneta, Dolce & Gabbana, Saint Laurent and Roger Vivier raise the stakes with their fun and frivolous, forever pieces.

ROSANTICA HOLLI CRYSTAL-EMBELLISHED CROCHET HANDBAG

This cage-structured pink and green gem, crocheted to perfection and adorned with crystal-set florals, really has it in the bag when it comes to raising the seasonal style stakes. Fitted with a curved metal handle and satin pouch, it’s the perfect size to hold all the party essentials.

£1,288
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ROGER VIVIER RV BOUQUET STRASS DRAPE SATIN CLUTCH

Crafted from lustrous fuchsia satin in a draped envelope shape, the signature antique-style RV buckle finishes this clutch with flair. Wear it in-hand (with a cocktail in the other) or attach the accompanying chain strap to free all digits for those all-important canapes.

£1,050
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JUDITH LEIBER CROWN JEWELS CLUTCH BAG

Nobody creates a regal accessory quite like Judith Leiber. Just like the sacred original, it is covered in dazzling crystals that span from the arch to the band. A truly regal piece fit for a true kween.

£6,675
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BOTTEGA VENETA KNOT INTRECCIATO METALLIC LEATHER CLUTCH

A hero piece from the Italian fashion house, this knotted number fits the bill year round. The signature detailing makes it instantly recognisable: a classic that will just get better with age. This is a bag for life, not just for Christmas.

£3,200
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ROSANTICA OSIRIS FAUX PEARL-EMBELLISHED LAME CLUTCH BAG

We don’t like to repeat ourselves, but this pearly queen couldn’t go unmentioned when it comes to hero clutch bags (if only we had space for the entire collection in our wardrobes). Glittering lamé sets the stage while clusters of faux pearls and crystals bring the drama.

£968
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VALENTINO GARAVANI ONE STUD SHOULDER BAG

Shimmering crystals are perfectly offset by the rose-gold tone of this iconic, signature One Stud piece: a party perfect twist on the everyday classic design. The detachable chain link shoulder strap enables you to go cross-body or hands free, depending on where the night takes you.

£2,950
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SAINT LAURENT CASSANDRE FLAP POUCH

This stud muffin will add an edgy twist to a dressed down jeans and blazer look, perfect for after work drinks that go on until morning. And the detachable wrist strap will ensure that you keep your essentials close at all times.

£640
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AQUAZURRA TEQUILA CRYSTAL-EMBELLISHED CLUTCH

With a namesake that sports our favourite spirit, how can this fun, shimmering showstopper disappoint when it comes to delivering on all the festive feels? Also available in a pink and gold colourway, as well as seasonal green, this is just the kind of bling we love.

£1,300
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DOLCE & GABBANA BUBU CRYSTAL-EMBELLISHED SATIN CLUTCH

This satin bag is covered in rhinestones for the ultimate dose of bling. Featuring crystal appliqués on the fastening, the branded chain is detachable for versatility and ease. This little gem ticks every box on the Christmas list.

£4,250
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HUNTING SEASON VELVET BOX CLUTCH

Tis’ the season to wear green velvet with pride, and this discreet, forest green box clutch brings all the elfin magic. Handmade in small batches by Colombian artisans, its vintage look and feel is inspired by antique cigarette cases.

£1,078
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Prada triangle crystal bag

Tapping squarely into the Y2K trend, Prada’s crustal studded shoulder bag is the most coveted style of the season. Surprisingly versatile, it will go with practically any party outfit and dont; be surprised if you find yourself reaching for it in the New Year too.

£2,200
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Marina Raphael x Venyx crystal bag

London-based dsigner bag brand Marina Raphael has teamed up with Eugenie Niarchos, the designer behind fine jewellery house Venyx, to create the most dazzling arm candy of the season. Formed of a lilac box clutch studded with hundreds of Swarovski crystal, a nappa leather interior and coordinating top handle complete the look.

£1,110
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