It is likely that dancing around handbags will not figure too highly amongst the local customs encountered during your holiday (unless you are staying in San Antonio). With this in mind, Bill Amberg has produced a party pouch to be worn around the neck. The diminutive proportions, in black leather, or blue, red or orange pony skin, make it perfect for the beach or club - provided you can do without your armada of make-up for the evening.

Party Pouch, from pounds 45 at Bill Amberg (tel: 0171 727 3560).