Chances are over the holidays you’re going to see people you haven’t seen in years or only see once a year, so obviously you want to look your best. Here are five versatile handbag options to help you look polished during the holidays.
1. Marion Slouchy Tote: If you plan on travel during the holidays, that doesn’t give you an excuse to look sloppy, and we all know accessories are the best way to complete a look. The Tory Burch Marion Slouchy Tote ($550, 47 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, 631-907-9150, www.toryburch.com) is large enough to fit everyday necessities to get you through the festive season.
2. Mistletoe: JustFab’s Mistletoe clutch ($39.95, www.justfab.com) is a fun, stylish look for the holidays. The feminine, floral clutch is one of E! “Fashion Police” co-host, George Kotsiopoulos’ holiday picks, and comes in black, nude or red.
3. Scottie Large Satchel: If you are starting the day in the boardroom and ending it at a cocktail party, the Mark Cross Scottie Large Satchel, available at Barneys ($2,995, www.barneys.com), is a great option. The Satchel is easily able to hold your calendar, so you don’t miss any holiday parties, as well as day to night beatification items like lipstick, perfume, mascara, and other beauty items.
4. Collection Jeweled Convertible Clutch: It’s not the holidays without some sparkle and the J. Crew Collection Jeweled Convertible Clutch ($595, 84 Main Street, Southampton, 631-287-2869, or 14 Main Street, East Hampton, 631-324-5034, www.jcrew.com) has just the right amount of bling. Hand-applied jewels pop against the neutral navy leather. The clutch features a removable and adjustable shoulder strap.
5. Embossed Python Cross-Body Bag: For a girls night out, you want something chic and small enough to fit only the must-haves (cell, ID, lip gloss, mints and a mirror). The GiGi New York Embossed Python Cross-Body ($180, 28 Jobs Lane, Southampton, 631-287-0707, www.giginewyork.com) is the ideal size and comes in a variety of shades, whether you want something neutral or a standout fall color.