The pouch is the bag of the moment. Categorised by their square-ish and often elongated shape, they are constructed from luxe materials with a short hard handle or sometimes a long, woven or plaited handle. They're usually finished with stand-out details like precious metals and gemstones or over-the-top tassels.
These formal, decorative and delicate bags won't offer much room for anything other than your favourite lipstick and phone (isn't that all you need, really?). But what they will offer the modern woman is an additional layer to the perfect winter outfit and a little bit of added luxury. This is a small accessory with a big impact and here is a stunning selection of our favourite pouch bags to pack a punch this party season.
Angelou bag in malachite, €261.19 at cultgaia.com
Mini leather pouch bag with details, €49.95 at zara.com
Sweetheart pouch, €50.47 at susanalexandra.com
Kangaroo sack in burgundy by Majorelle, €80.05 at wconcept.com
Tasseled embellished velvet pouch by Attico, €350 at net-a-porter.com
Lance bag in pink, €169.68 at staud.clothing.com
Multicoloured Wintour bead embellished drawstring pouch, €294 at brownsfashion.com
Small Cindy feather bag by The Volon, €756 at modaoperandi.com
Lantern tasselled velvet clutch by Hillier Bartley, €778 at matchesfashion.com