A pouch bag is this year's perfect party piece

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

Angelou bag in malachite, €261.19 at cultgaia.com

Mini leather pouch bag with details, €49.95 at zara.com

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Mini leather pouch bag with details, €49.95 at zara.com

Sweetheart pouch, €50.47 at susanalexandra.com

Sweetheart pouch, €50.47 at susanalexandra.com

Kangaroo sack in burgundy by Majorelle, €80.05 at wconcept.com

Kangaroo sack in burgundy by Majorelle, €80.05 at wconcept.com

Tasseled embellished velvet pouch by Attico, €350 at net-a-porter.com

Tasseled embellished velvet pouch by Attico, €350 at net-a-porter.com

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Lance bag in pink, €169.68 at staud.clothing.com

Lance bag in pink, €169.68 at staud.clothing.com

Multicoloured Wintour bead embellished drawstring pouch, €294 at brownsfashion.com

Multicoloured Wintour bead embellished drawstring pouch, €294 at brownsfashion.com

Jude bag in navy by More Jude, €55.69 at wconcept.com

Jude bag in navy by More Jude, €55.69 at wconcept.com

Small Cindy feather bag by The Volon, €756 at modaoperandi.com

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Small Cindy feather bag by The Volon, €756 at modaoperandi.com

Lantern tasselled velvet clutch by Hillier Bartley, €788 at matchesfashion.com

Lantern tasselled velvet clutch by Hillier Bartley, €778 at matchesfashion.com

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