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Best designer handbags: 12 killer styles to accompany you on your next night out

This season's selection of arm candy is unreal

designer handbags© Self-Portrait
Orin Carlin
Content Writer
Updated: January 19, 2023
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It goes without saying that the mega tote is the must-have work bag – after all, no other vessel could possibly accommodate your every possible need between the hours of nine and five. With enough room for your laptop, a gigantic reusable coffee cup, an outfit change (you never know), a stylish shopper is perfect for the office, but slightly less than ideal when the clock chimes out with the sound of the weekend.

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Instead, the lavish occasion requires a luxe mini or micro bag that will elevate your party outfit and store only the essentials. With space only for a streamlined selection of belongings (keys, your bank card and a lipstick should cut it), what these mini bags lack in size, they more than make up for in style.

Some of our absolute favourites this season are all about the Swarovski crystals – check out pieces by Lulu Guinness and Marina Raphael if your accessory collection is in desperate need of a sparkly boost.

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Whereas if you're loving a round-handle clutch moment as much as we are, Cult Gaia and Jimmy Choo ought to be your first port of call.

Hello! Fashion shares our favourite designer handbags to wear on your next night out:

coperni spot bag

Coperni Ring Swipe Mini shoulder bag, £552, Mytheresa

simone rocha heart bag

Simone Rocha Heart Micro clutch, £650, Mytheresa



self portrait bow bag

Self-Portrait Bow embellished tote bag, £250, Farfetch


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Delvaux Gold Bag

Brilliant Mini bag, £4,250, Delvaux


cult gaia bag

Cult Gaia Mina acrylic and gold-tone tote, £374, Net-A-Porter

marina raphael bag

Evangeline Swarovski bag, £860, Marina Raphael

lulu guinness bag

Red velvet present Swarovski clutch, £395, Lulu Guinness

jimmy choo bag

Jimmy Choo Bon Bon satin bag, £1,395, Selfridges

bvlgari bag

Serpenti Forever miniature bag, £560, Bvlgari

cult gaia sparkly bag

Cult Gaia Lucinda crystal-embellished twill tote, £180, Net-A-Porter

amina muaddi sparkly bag

Amina Muaddi Lily crystal-embellished satin bucket bag, £1,080, Net-A-Porter

magda butrym sparkly bag

Magda Butrym Vesna micro leather-trimmed embellished canvas bag, £1,290, Net-A-Porter


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