It's no secret that handbags are one of womankind's most popular and beloved accessories. With the Christmas season around the corner, there's no better way to get in the spirit than with a festive handbag done in a Christmas theme. There are many styles of bags gracing the stores and online marketplaces that offer a whiff of winter and seasonal expression.
Festive Shaped Purses
There is no rule when it comes to the shape of the bag you are carrying. You can find holiday bags in fun shapes such as ornaments, stockings and even snowman designs. Add an element of fun with one of the following bags:
- Kate Spade Stripe Ornament Clutch: This cute resin clutch is done in a round ornament shape and is priced around $240. This little purse has cream and black stripes and 14 karat plated hardware. It is the ideal clutch to add a touch of holiday spirit to your look. Kate Spade offers free shipping and returns on all unused merchandise. Keep in mind that products such as this clutch may be available for the holiday season only. Inventory is constantly changing so check the site often.
- Kate Spade Square Gift Box Clutch: Another Kate Spade exclusive, this darling hand-held clutch, priced just under $400, is the perfect holiday accessory. This square-shape clutch is done in black faux nappa lambskin and features rhodium-plated hardware and a cute gold bow at the top of the bag. It also features double magnetic closure to hold your belongings safe and secure.
- White Snowman Clutch: This cute little clutch is done in the shape of a snowman's face. It is priced around $13 and is found online at Choies. Constructed from white polyurethane, this bag features an orange carrot nose and black dots for the eyes and mouth. It is simple yet sweet. Merchandise on this site is always being updated and changes with the seasons. Choies offers free shipping on certain items which are marked with a free shipping icon. Returns and exchanges can be made within the first 60 days of purchase.
Glitzy Christmas Clutches
If you are looking forward to upscale dinners, charity events, dances or other formal affairs during the holiday season, you'll want to skip the cartoon Santas and blinking reindeer bags and opt for a more elegant design. You can look for a clutch bag with a touch of holiday pizzazz in colors like cherry red, gold, silver or emerald green.
- Satin and Sequins Clutch: This sparkly bag can be found online at Light in the Box and is priced around $13. It is done in a variety of colors such as red, gold and silver and features a sequined body with an oversized faux leather bow and shiny patent top handle. You can find a variety of affordable items on this site with new items added often. Light in the Box accepts returns within the first 30 days of purchase. The site also offers discounted global shipping making it possible to get your item in as little as five business days.
- Candy Cane Emanuelle: This online exclusive from Kate Spade is sure to turn heads. It is priced around $330 and is done in a frame design. This clutch features chunky red glitter on red fabric and has stunning 14 karat gold-plated hardware. Other details include cocktail party jacquard lining and a pair of candy canes on the top.
- INC International Concepts Sonni Vertical Minaudiere: This clutch is found exclusively at Macy's. It is priced around $82 and is done in a unique vertical style. It's made from faux leather and has sparkling rhinestone and crystal accents and a rhinestone bow snap closure. It has a removable strap making it ideal to carry several ways. This item is new to Macy's and was introduced for the holiday season. You can get free shipping on items over $25 and return items either online or in your local Macy's store.
Fun and Festive Holiday Totes
A large roomy tote is must for the holiday season. Totes are ideal to carry while shopping, to use as a diaper bag or to carry your essentials wherever you go. You can find totes done in Christmas patterns, fun stripes, and bold, bright holiday colors.
- Rosetti Holiday Patchwork Shopper: Found at Kohl's, this tote is priced around $30 and is done in a festive holiday patchwork design on a black faux leather background. This tote features shoulder straps and a zipper closure as well as a roomy exterior zip pocket and plenty of storage inside. You can find this tote both online and in Kohl's stores. Kohl's offers free shipping to a nearby Kohl's store on purchases made online or free shipping on purchases over $50 during the holiday season.
- D'Margeaux Four Seasons Holiday Tote: This tote is available at Boscov's. It is priced at $40 and features images of a snowman, Christmas tree, and Santa Claus on a red cloth background. This bag has a zip closure and double handles. The roomy interior is fully lined with and has one zip pocket and two handy media pouches as well. Boscov's offers free shipping on all orders over $25 and has a 90 day return and exchange policy.
Mud Pie Dazzle Holiday Jute Tote: Found at Amazon, this tote comes in two designs including Santa's belt and a Christmas package. The Santa's belt features a red background with a black sequin belt design with silver buckle, while the Christmas package is done in red and white diagonal stripes with a green sequin bow. Bags feature vegan leather handles and have laminated interiors that are easy to clean. Both designs are priced around $20. Ordering on Amazon is fast and convenient and shipping is free on this item. Items ordered and fulfilled by Amazon can be returned within 30 days of delivery for a full refund.
Professional Christmas Handbags
To add a touch of Christmas to your business bag or everyday purse, consider warm colors reflective of the season in different materials. For example, an elegant red bag, jewel-toned leather shoulder bag or a purse done in warm or rich tones can set off a seasonal ensemble beautifully.
- Trimmed Vera Tango Red Laptop Tote: This roomy bright red bag from Vera Bradley will hold all your essentials from a laptop to your wallet. It is done in festive Tango Red with red shiny trim. This tote bag features a front pocket, back pocket with zipper, padded interior laptop compartment, interior slip pockets and a secure zip-top closure. It is priced around $120. For an additional fee, this tote can be monogrammed or gift boxed for a special touch. Vera Bradley accepts returns on new or unused products within 60 days of purchase. Returns must have the original Vera Bradley receipt or online packing slip.
Dooney & Bourke Tartan Bitsy Bag: Found at Macy's, this bag is priced under $160 and is done in festive green tartan plaid with rich shades of red throughout the design. It has a black base and black handles and an adjustable crossbody strap. This bag has a roomy interior and elegant gold-tone hardware. If there is a style such as tartan plaid that you want and don't find in your local Macy's, be sure to check online or ask your store to check other stores nearby for one in stock.
Crossbody Holiday Bags
Crossbody bags are great to carry to events, clubs or out to lunch. For the woman who has everything, consider giving her a festive Crossbody style bag. This gift is sure to be appreciated and can be used throughout the holiday season. You may also want to get one for yourself. Some cute Crossbody styles include:
- Lily Bloom Christmas Graphic Crossbody Bag: Found exclusively at Kohl's online, this bag is priced around $30. It comes in your choice of snowman or Santa designs and comes with a detachable wallet. Features of this bag include an adjustable strap, snap closure and slip and zip pockets.
Rosetti Holiday Dog Crossbody: Also found at Kohl's, this black faux leather bag is as cute as can be. It is priced around $25 and features a fabric white dog with a plaid cape. This bag has an adjustable crossbody strap and a zipper closure. Kohl's inventory is always updated and changing so visit the site or store often for the best deals and selection.
Rosetti Holiday Party Mini Crossbody: Found at Boscov's, this festive bag is priced just over $20. It comes in black and is adorned with a single red poinsettia with a green leaves and the word "Merry" done in a pretty red script. This vinyl/polyester bag has a zip closure and features an interior zip pocket and a single slip pocket. Boscov's offers free shipping on items over $25 and accepts returns and exchanges within 90 days from purchase.
Although not every retailer carries Christmas handbags, you will find a fair selection on the web. If you're looking for another way to get a Christmas purse, purchase an inexpensive purse and dress it up by adding Christmas key chains, pins or other jewelry, or even add them to your current handbag for an instant Christmas theme.