Gift Guide: Party Perfect Purses

This year, opt for something slim, statement-making, and--ideally--covered in sparkles.

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ASOS
Lugging around a big, everyday handbag can put a serious damper on holiday festivities. This year, opt for something slim, statement-making, and--ideally--covered in sparkles. ASOS' funky zipper-top pouchette puts a twist on traditional red plaid with tons of silver shimmer. $54 at <a href="http://www.asos.com/ASOS/ASOS-Clutch-Bag-In-Sequin-Check/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=3173846&cid=8730&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=36&sort=-1&clr=Multi" target="_blank">ASOS</a>.
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Totokaelo
For a more grown-up effect, try a minimalist envelope clutch like this sophisticated metallic number by AB A Brand Apart. Best of all: the dark blue hue is dark enough to act as a neutral. <a href="http://totokaelo.com/store/products/ab-a-brand-apart/ss13/omnia-large-lettercase/blue-mirror" target="_blank">$226 at Totokaelo</a>.
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Net-a-Porter
Clare Vivier put a holiday-ready spin on her preppy striped clutches by executing this new edition in silvery leather with a festive black ribbon accent. $195 at <a href="http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/404082" target="_blank">Net-a-Porter</a>.
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Barneys
We live for a good Art Deco clutch, and this season, nothing hits the mark like this hand-poured glitter bag by Edie Parker. The classic starburst design makes it an instant classic, while the metal kiss lock closure keeps essentials under wraps. $1,295 at <a href="http://www.barneys.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-BNY-Site/default/Product-Show?pid=00505027001813&cgid=formal-women&index=27" target="_blank">Barneys</a>.
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Topshop
If a clutch won't cut it, try a cross-body bag like Topshop's striking silver confection. Small enough to slip over your favorite party dress but roomy enough for back-up lip gloss, this may be the best bargain buy of the season. $56 at <a href="http://us.topshop.com/en/tsus/product/bags-accessories-1702229/bags-wallets-70517/metal-handle-crossbody-2448592?bi=1&ps=20" target="_blank">Topshop</a>.
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Net-a-Porter
After seeing all the holograms on the spring '14 runways, we're betting that, this time next year, holographic textures will be the new metalics. Get a jump start on the trend with this modern hard-top clutch by Jimmy Choo, which features a tough stud closure at the top. $995 at <a href="http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/399373n" target="_blank">Net-a-Porter</a>.
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We have a furry new friend. Finished with multi-colored rabbit fur, Phillip Lim's splashy pouch is irrisitibly playful (not to mention pet-able). $575 at <a href="http://www.lagarconne.com/store/item.htm?itemid=21960&sid=&pid=" target="_blank">La Garconne</a>.
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Barneys
Marni's ultra-femme zip pochette is the sweetest of holiday sidekicks, complete with bejeweled embroidery, crackled leather and a handy zipper pull. $900 at <a href="http://www.barneys.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-BNY-Site/default/Product-Show?pid=00505027759936&cgid=formal-women&index=16" target="_blank">Barneys</a>.
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Kirna Zabete
This little clutch by Yazbukey is quite literally smokin'. Festooned with ruby red lips and a bright white cigarette, it's as useful for carrying your gear as it is for breaking the ice. $590 at <a href="http://www.kirnazabete.com/bags/clutches/smoky-lips-clutch#" target="_blank">Kirna Zabete</a>.
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Clic General Store
Not only can Tracey Tanner's gold foil wallet double as a smart party purse, but the interior features six card slots and a change purse. What more could you wish for? $125 at <a href="http://www.quackit.com/html/html_help.cfm" target="_blank">Clic General Store</a>.
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