While the sophomoric, hilarious Austin Powers quipped “That’s not my bag, baby!”, the right, gotta-have evening bag can make an outfit. My personal fave style is the clutch; I’ve been building a small collection. A great shoulder bag or two (or three!) is also a must own item. See below my favorite picks for this season. I see some as timeless gems that will be accessory staples for years to come.
YSL Tassel Bag – A classic bag. I especially love it in Velvet.
Gucci GG Marmont – This bag has become the IT bag over the past year since being launched. The small size is great for evenings.
YSL Wallet on a Chain – I’m a huge fan of YSL evening bags and the wallet on a chain is a genius idea especially for the organized types. (like me!)
Tom Ford Metallic Calf Hair Bag – My shopper at BG recently dropped this on me. Its gorgeous, versatile, and great for upcoming holidays.
Chanel Quilted Clutch – A closet staple. You’ll use it for years.
Leopard Clutch – Leopard goes in and out of style. Right now its in. I wouldn’t recommend spending a lot on a Leopard clutch, but buy one and keep it in your closet. Goes great with your black evening outfit.
Edie Parker Bag – Everyone needs an Edie Parker bag in their closet. The monogrammed ones are very special. Mine says Mrs. Steck.
Gucci Ophidia Handbag – Brand new from Gucci, this is my current favorite and is at the top of my Christmas list.
Chloe Nile Bracelet – So chic to have this bracelet bag dangling from your wrist on a night out.
Bottega Veneta Knot Clutch – This bag is timeless and can be dressed up for black tie affairs or worn with jeans and look equally great.