Clutches might as well be called party bags — they can make a statement without overwhelming your whole look, and they're small enough that they're not annoying to lug around all night when you're making the rounds at festive parties. The trouble is, sometimes they're a little too small. After all, a holiday clutch has to be big enough to actually hold all of your essentials.
Because no matter how fabulous a little box or envelope clutch is, it doesn't really matter if it can't hold much more than a credit card, an ID, and a stick of gum. What about lipstick? What about a second lipstick? What about any iPhone released after 2015? What about that little cookie you grabbed from the dessert table and wrapped up in a napkin for later?
You need a place to store all of your goods, so a micro-clutch just won't do. Even though they're a great accessory, they also have to be functional.
These 11 holiday clutches will solve all of your purse-related troubles this holiday season. They're roomier than average without losing their clutch status (in both senses of the word), so you can stash away all of your things in style.
1. Lulu's Carrington Burgundy Velvet Tassel Clutch
End the year on a trendy note with this tassel clutch. The gold ring adds an extra-chic touch.
2. St Xavier Skye Clutch
Fringe gets a shiny, '20s-inspired upgrade to fit right in with any holiday theme.
3. BP. Faux Leather Large Zip Pouch
This metallic pouch doubles as the perfect cosmetics bag, so it's the ideal multi-tasking piece if you're on the road this holiday season.
4. Sole Society Leora Tweed Foldover Clutch
Classic tweed fabric adds a bit of texture and sophistication to any holiday ensemble, whether it's a dressed-up LBD or your favorite party dress.
5. Clare V. Margot Supreme Foldover Clutch
Starry nights await with this clutch — it's the perfect party staple for the holidays and beyond, so you can rock it all year long.
6. Studio 33 TD Wristlet Pouch
If you're looking for a clutch that's anything but basic for the holidays, this unique style will be a bag after your own heart.
7. New Look Firework Embroidery Clutch
Bring the fireworks anywhere you go with this festive clutch. (It's particularly fit for New Year's Eve celebrations.)
8. WANT You Can't Sequin Them All Bag
While the classic black color means this clutch goes with anything, the sequins add a little something special to keep things fun.
9. Forever 21 Oversized Faux Fur Clutch
Faux fur is perhaps the most quintessential holiday accessory, whether it's on a glam coat or a statement-making clutch (like this one). It also comes in black and red, but there's something dreamy about this light pink shade.
10. Lulu's Get Up And Go Grey Clutch
Commenters rave about how shockingly roomy this clutch is — it's like a Mary Poppins bag to party hop with.
11. Charming Charlie Keena Cutout Clutch
The geometric detail on this modern clutch also doubles as a handle.