Let’s be honest – we all have at least one of those mini clutches or bags that is cute to look at, but ends up pretty useless when you actually want to fit your phone, credit card, house keys and possibly even some money on a night out.

It’s party season, and we’ve sussed out 10 best party bags that could fit at least an iPhone 7, and some essentials. What more? These party bags even come with  straps for times you’d like to sling them on your shoulder to free your hands for a drink and some canapés! You can thank us later.

1

Alexander McQueen

You may be surprised, but this clock-skull clutch can actually fit an iPhone 7! Just one though, and probably a credit card. Adorned in crystals and pearls, it also features a removable chain strap and is lined with nappa leather.
Width: 16cm, Height: 16cm, Depth: 3.5cm.

Alexander McQueen clock embroidered round skull clutch, US$3,145 (S$4,485). 

2

Valentino

Crafted from textured leather, and decorated with gilded hardware and studs, the designs on the B-Rockstud micro printed shoulder bag are inspired by Mount Fuji and other erupting Japanese volcanoes. The interior includes three suede-lined compartments.
Width: 15cm, Height: 11cm, Depth:4cm

Valentino B-Rockstud micro printed textured leather shoulder bag, US$2,796 (S$3,987). 

3

Marco de Vincenzo

Covered in plush velvet and finished with a quilted front flap that is meant to resemble that of an animal’s paw (look at those claws!), this is Marco de Vincenzo’s debut bag design for FW’16.  This totally screams classy, but fierce. 
Width: 16cm, Height:12cm, Depth: 7.5cm

Marco de Vincenzo paw effect velvet cross-body bag, S$1,995. 

4

Saint Laurent

A sophisticated yet edgy number, the Saint Laurent Opium Box bag is crafted of hard, ribbed constructed outer with leather tassels at the side. It also features the signature YSL logo at the center as an interlocking device.
Width: 14.73cm, Height: 8.89cm, Depth: 6.35cm

Saint Laurent opium box, US$1,790 (S$2,552). 

5

Charlotte Olympia

When it’s party season, we love a good glitter bag! Armed with a metallic gold star clasp detail and chain strap, the Sinatra is inspired by the elegant aesthetics of old Hollywood glamour and lets you party your way (but, of course).
Width: 18cm, Height: 14cm, Depth: 4.6cm.

Charlotte Olympia Sinatra bag, US$1,465 (US$2,088). 

6

Sophia Webster

Playful and polished, Sophia Webster’s Claudie pom pom leather shoulder bag is the perfect day to night bag. Just don’t lose those poms on a long night out.
Width: 17cm, Height: 15cm, Depth: 9cm

Sophia Webster Claudie pom pom bag, £525 (S$926.15).

7

Gucci

Remember the GG Marmont? This chevron leather beauty is peppered in antique gold-toned studs and an embellished double G logo on its flap. With sliding chain straps, the Gucci GG Marmont can be worn multiple ways – as a cross-body, top handle, or a shoulder bag.
Width: 30.48cm, Height: 19.05cm, Depth: 7.62cm

Gucci GG Marmont shoulder bag, S$3,390.

8

Louis Vuitton 

Don’t the vibrant colours inspired by rich Brazilian landscapes on this Petite Malle instantly lift your spirits? An exclusive edition to the Petite Malle family, this baby is made of Epi leather and lined with sheepskin. It also has an removable adjustable straps for times when you’d like to sling it on your shoulders instead of carrying it as a clutch.
Width: 4cm, Height:12cm, Length: 18cm

Louis Vuitton Epi Tropical Vert Rose Petite Malle, S$7,900. 

 

9

Jimmy Choo

We love it when designers pay attention to every single detail. In this case, the opulent fox and racoon fur shoulder straps which can double up as an accessory for a simple outfit wins our hearts. A alluring and feminine bag, this Lockett Petite features a unique mechanism, ensuring that the bag remains securely shut – perfect for when you really want to let loose.
Width: 6cm, Height: 15cm, Length: 21cm

Jimmy Choo Lockett Petite bag, €4,495.00 (S$6,806). 

10

Moschino

Of course, trust Moschino to come up with the most interesting and controversial items. Designed like a blister pack of capsule pills, the faux leather fits more than just your mobile! Be ready to constantly explain that they are not real pills; it’s just a Moschino thing.
Width: 20cm, Height: 13.5cm, Depth: 8cm

Moschino shoulder bag, US$1,042 (S$1,486).