Photo: Robert Trachtenberg
Small purses on straps make it easy to cut loose: They let you drink, talk, and dance without having to clench your clutch under your arm or leave valuables unattended. It's good to be hands-free!
Cole Haan Gold Clutch


So much elegance in such a compact bag.
$228; ColeHaan.com
Big Buddha Red Wristlet

The red rosette feels sweet and sexy.
Big Buddha, $45; JustJaneBoutique.com
Banana Republic Gray Faux Pearl Clutch


Clustered gray faux pearls mimic the look of a bracelet.
$120; BananaRepublic.com
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