22 Chic Party Bags We'd Gladly Carry On Our Arms Forever

Like shoes, holidays and spa treatments, we believe that bags are something we can't have just one of. In fact, we find ourselves needing a "daytime" bag, a "best" bag, an "I need to fit in my trainers, my entire makeup collection and a Kit Kat for emergencies" kind of bag, and, of course, a "going out" bag. But in our opinion, there's no way we can justify reserving the fun bags for after-dark only. 

We fully approve of the juxtaposition of a sequin bag with a crisp white shirt and baggy jeans. Or a tailored look with a statement metallic bag. This is the season to go all out, so don't let your favourite party bags collect dust on your shelf, wear them at any given opportunity. 


(Image credit: @emilisindlev)

Emili Sindlev wearing Alaïa heart bag.

What we're saying is they work 24/7, so of course, they're suitable for nights out, festive plans and anything Christmas party related, too.

From Alaïa's cult heart-shaped bag to everyone's favourite Arket bag now coming in all-over glitter, we've found the best bags that no doubt Carrie Bradshaw herself would hang on her arm. 


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Freelance Fashion Editor

Harriet Davey is a freelance fashion editor who has been part of Who What Wear's extended team since 2017. She previously worked in print at Look magazine and has since worked across print, digital and social for many other titles, including British Vogue, Stylist, Grazia, Refinery29 and Marie Claire. Also a stylist, Harriet has had the pleasure of producing cover shoots and editorials along with commercial shoots for brands including Boux Avenue, Watches of Switzerland, Benefit Cosmetics and Revolution. To add to this, Harriet also works in live TV styling for ITV’s This Morning.

Back to Who What Wear. With hundreds of published stories on site, Harriet knows what the WWW reader wants. Keeping up to date with the latest It buys and runway trends, she can guarantee to keep you one step ahead of the most stylish people.

When not writing or styling, Harriet loves to go shopping (yes, more fashion). If she’s not in a local Hackney bar or restaurant, you can find her forever searching for her next holiday destination.