10 best Christmas party clutch bags

Find a carrier fitting for a Christmas do. IndyBest sorts through the sequins and sparkles to bring you bags that will add festive flair to your outfit

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From blingy box clutches to textured pouches, here’s our pick of arm candy to see you through party season.

{1} Coast Pizzaz Clutch: £55, coast-stores.com

 

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Coast is many shoppers’ go-to place for occasion wear and on-trend party accessories. With royal blue block-colour on the front and back, glittery black sides, and an oversized geometric clasp, this bold box clutch is a show-stopper.

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{2} Beaded Fan Clutch: £40, littlewoods.com

 

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There’s something decadent about carrying a fan around, but there’s not much call for one in winter. Try one in bag form instead, like this navy and black beauty, with plenty of room for all your valuables. The beading makes it that bit more special. Downton Abbey girls, eat your heart out.

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{3} Stellé Audio Mini-Clutch Speaker: £129, stelleaudio.com

 

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This might look like just a metallic purple clutch, but it’s also a mini wireless speaker for keeping the tunes going, even if you’re stuck in the office. You pair it with any Bluetooth-enabled device and there’s still room inside for your bits and bobs, alongside the built-in mirror and phone charger.

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{4} Accessoryo Faux Fur Clutch: £23, accessoryo.com

 

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You’ll have seen a lot of faux fur around in the shops and this large pouch is a fun way to buy into the trend. There’s a thin gold chain to convert it into a shoulder bag and it comes in a number of different festive hues, including this rich maroon.

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{5} Reiss Jonah  Envelope Clutch: £129, reiss.com

 

 

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Black and gold is an elegant combo. This luxe leather envelope clutch, studded with shiny hardware, is both classic and contemporary in one sleek package. The gold coiled shoulder strap is chic, too.

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{6} Dorothy Perkins Black Sequined Foldover Clutch: £22.50, dorothyperkins.com

 

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Zigzagged in monochrome, the sequins on this roomy clutch look cool rather than kitsch. It zips up and folds over so there’s no danger of losing your valuables – no matter how energetic your dance moves are.

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{7} Other Stories Copper Leather Clutch: £39, stories.com

 

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If you don’t do sparkle, opt for a more subtle metallics instead. This slimline bronze pouch from the fashion-forward Swedish store is one that will transcend the festive season. Just make sure you leave anything too bulky at home.  

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{8} Aldo Beaded Box Clutch: £45, asos.com

 

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Blingy purple and blue embellishment make this sweet box clutch almost like another piece of jewellery. We think it will come into its own paired with a simple black outfit.

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{9} J by Jasper Conran Gold Metal Bullet Clutch: £40, debenhams.com

 

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Geometric shapes with minimal lines can make a serious style impact. We’ve got this box clutch from Jasper Conran’s diffusion line for Debenhams up high on our Christmas lists. Also comes in silver.

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{10} Poupee Couture Blade Clutch Bag: £224, boticca.com

 

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This Dubai-based designer’s bold and unusual pieces will really pop against a simple outfit. Our pick from the collection is this sleek, almost architectural clutch with gold-plated brass handle. It’ll fit your essentials – phone, cards, keys, make-up – and will be a conversation-starter at the party.

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Verdict
For an embellished bag that will work with most outfits and won’t max-out your Christmas budget, we like Littlewoods’ fan-shaped clutch. Other Stories' Copper Leather pouch is one that you’ll bring out all year round. And for a box clutch that will make an impact, our pick is J by Jasper Conran’s cool geometric one.

 

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