Christmas 2014: 22 of the best holiday clutches
A seasonal grip
Whether you want a classic look, minimal edge or sparkling opulence, we have curated the ultimate list of some of the best small evening bags to carry with you during the holiday season. With no need for pens, sunglasses, or a phone charger, its time to clear your head, and handbag, with some dainty and petite bags that will be the life of any party you go this Christmas.
From novelty Anya Hindmarch clutches to beaded pieces of pop art by Lebanese designer Sarah's Bag, there is an accessory for every occasion...
Charlotte Olympia's Sagittarius Pandora Perspex clutch
It's time to show your true colours with Charlotte Olympia cosmic collection, inspired by zodiac signs, this month's mustard perspex clutch is Sagittarius-themed. The boxy bag features a hand-painted red and emerald bow and arrow adornment finished with glittering Swarovski crystals.
Olympia Le-Tan's Disney Peter Pan embroidered clutch
This season, Olympia Le-Tan has teamed with Disney to create a capsule of fun clutches that pay homage to some iconic fairytale characters. Designed to look like a book, our favourite clutch features an elaborately embroidered Peter Pan, along with Captain Hook and the Lost Boys. The beige cotton-canvas clutch is also part of a limited set and has a unique edition number on the back.
Valentino's Glam Lock small embellished leather shoulder bag
Crafted in Italy using supple blue-grey and taupe leather, Valentino took a decadent approach took its Glam Lock shoulder bag this season, decking it in multicoloured crystals and the fashion house's signature pyramid studs. The small style is also lined in leather and featured an adjustable and removable strap.
Gucci's Jackie textured-leather clutch
Timeless and chic, this Christmas, Gucci unveiled its clutch named after Jackie Kennedy Onassis. Beautifully crafted in Italy, the textured-leather accessory has sleek silver hardware and three internal compartments – and it is easy to stylise thanks to its neutral colour and shape.
Sarah's Bag – Eggzy Waw embroidery clutch
Small in size but loaded with impact, Lebanese label, Sarah's Bags newest addition is a fully hand-embroidered clutch with a pop art motif hand embroidered on each side, adding an original appeal to your look.
Bottega Veneta's The Knot crocodile clutch
Known for their signature leather weave, Bottega Veneta's signature 'Knot' clutch – which is based on an archive design reintroduced by the brand in 2001 – has had a crocodile makeover. The new red animal skin version is lined in smooth grey suede and has just enough room for your phone and a lipstick.
Saint Laurent's Monogramme quilted leather clutch
Featuring the label’s iconic gold YSL plaque, Saint Laurent’s new classic Monogramme clutch is constructed from quilted black leather and lined with grosgrain. The rectangular accessory comes with an optional wristlet to strap to make sure you don’t misplace it.
Edie Parker's Flavia Mrs. Claus glittered acrylic box clutch
Founded and designed by Brett Heyman, Edie Parker's jolly Flavia Mrs. Claus is the perfect holiday clutch, an accessory Santa would definitely approve of. The style – exclusive to Net-a-porter – is hand-poured from pearlescent red acrylic and inlaid with silver glitter lettering which spells Mrs. Claus.
Fendi's Baguette beaded twill shoulder bag
Birds seem to be chirping this season as Fendi unveils an impressive beaded Baguette. Channeling the Italian fashion house's rich history, the signature Baguette style is reinvented with dark denim fabric, colourful beading and fringe.
Jimmy Choo's Candy box clutch
The stars have come out to play, and Jimmy Choo is leading the pack this festive season with its Candy box clutch. Made in lacquered acrylic, the pristine white style receives a fun dose cheerfulness with contrasting silver stars and metallic leather sides.
Alexander McQueen's De Manta printed satin clutch
If your feeling a little rebellious this month, Alexander McQueen's De Manta printed satin clutch from Pre-Fall 2015 is the accessory for you. Going dark and gothic, Sarah Burton's design resembles a dark fur print and features a two-way zip and magnetic folded corners.
Givenchy's Antigona medium clutch
Adding a cool ease to any look, the Italian label's signature clutch gets a memsmersing makeover in a butterfly print that appeared in Givenchy's Autumn/Winter 14 collection. The rectangular accessory features a twill lining and easy access with its zipped top.
Dolce & Gabbana's Sara crystal-embellished lace shoulder bag
Adorned in black lace, Dolce & Gabbana's ladylike shoulder bag is the epitome of classic Italian glamour. Sprinkled with geometric crystal embellishment, the feminine clutch also features a gold chunky chain strap for a modern appeal – so swing it around your shoulders to polish off any ensemble.
Victoria Beckham's perforated large zip leather clutch
Sticking to the label's clean and modern aesthetic, Victoria Beckham's blue and grey perforated leather clutch will add a dose of beautiful minimalism to your look. Ideal to use day or night, there's enough room for an iPad, day-planner and more.
Roger Vivier's Prismick sequin-embellished shoulder bag
This Christmas you can dazzle with Roger Vivier's opulent Prismick shoulder bag. The multicoloured showstopper comes in a compact size and interchanble silver straps, as well as adding some festive beauty to your evening looks.
Anya Hindmarch's Bourbon Biscuit clutch
Known for her kitsch and quirky designs, Anya Hindmarch's new Bourbon Biscuit clutch will add a sprinkle of unique glamour to your festive wardrobe. The British accessory label worked on the clutch in Florence to perfect the techniques used to make each metal accessory a piece of wearable art. The clutch also comes with a detachable cross-body chain.
Hermès' new Berline
Made from paradise blue Swift calfskin, with piping in sapphire blue Swift calfskin and silver-and-palladium-plated hardware, Hermès unveils its more weable version to its Kellys and Birkins. Crafted from the finest leather, the bag can also be used as an cross-the-body carrier.
Lanvin's Private quilted suede clutch
Seen on the Autumn/Winter 14 runway, Lanvin's models carried smooth suede clutches and this quilted Private version is an elegant translation that's perfect to wear with evening attire. The gold-tone metal frame complements with the black sleek body, which would go beautifully with a black evening dress and statement jewellery.
Mawi's Christmas glitter clutch
One of the world's foremost luxury accessories brands, Mawi is a London-based label who specialises in making stand-out jewellery and bags. For Christmas 2014, the label has created a square clutch decked out in gold glitter and vibrant geometric embellishment, the accessory would also make the perfect addition to your little-black-dress NYE ensemble.
Christian Louboutin's Fiocco embellished box clutch
Made from black leather and covered in Christian Louboutin's signature metal studs, this Fiocco box clutch packs a glamourous punch, so don't stand too close. Featuring a pretty gold-tone metal bow clasp, the bag opens up to reveal the label's iconic colour-pop red leather lining.
Louis Vuitton's Twisted Box by Frank Gehry
As part of the collaborative iconiclasts collection, renowned architect Frank Gehry created this structured evening bag in Louis Vuitton's classic Monogram canvas. The technically sophisticated bag combines characteristics of the brand's classic trunks with curvature that makes it aesthetically pleasing and easy to wear.
Kara Ross and Donald Robertson's Felix bag
With artist Donald Robertson continuously gaining popularity in the fashion world for his distinctive drawings, it's no surprise that he's come out with a collaboration with New York-based designer Kara Ross. The vibrancy of the bag along with the etched print mimic the artist's signature style while the silhouette stays simple and classic; making it a wearable piece of art.