Finding a party dress for that upcoming holiday soiree may have been easy. Selecting a festive yet functional evening bag to hold all your things? A taller task. An evening bag has to be small but large enough to hold your essentials (your phone, keys, a card case and lipstick are typically all you need for a night out) and its glam factor has to be notches higher than the handbag you tote day in and day out. When looking for the perfect evening bag, I like versions that can double as a clutch and shoulder bag (a girl’s gotta be graceful when balancing her bag and bubbly). Evening bags with embellishments like jewels and hardware can get pretty pricey, but you can have your glitz and your glam without shelling out the big bucks. Whether embellished, subtle or completely minimalist, here are my favourite evening bags for under $100.
Mini Messenger Bag, $29.90 CAD, Zara
Beaded Clutch, $34.99 CAD, H&M
Windflower, $60 CAD, Aldo
Banana, $22.98 CAD, Aldo
Openwork Minaudière, $75 CAD, Simons