Sometimes, even your most basic tried-and-true outfit combos can start to feel, er, basic. Fear not, as It girls are changing the game, by embracing small pouches—ranging from drawstring styles to grab bags—that aim to elevate any look. The designers behind the brand Attico have largely paved the way for darling pouches with their’s being a cult item in recent seasons (pictured below).
In a range of satin, velvet and beaded iterations, these little guys read über cool with literally every outfit whether a blazer and denim or a glamorous gown. The best part is that a pouch offers quite a bit of space—an especially great attribute for holiday parties or weddings when you’ll want to tote along your makeup for photo-opp touch-ups. Here, peruse our edit of pouches suited to every budget.
Candela Novembre with an Attico satin pouch. Photo: Getty Images.
For a boost of glam, muted sequins are the way to go. Pair with everything from jewel tones to head-to-toe black.
Sequinned Mini Bucket Bag
A simple satin pouch in bold fuchsia lends an unexpected pop with prints and neutral colors alike. This one features a slip pocket on the interior and tassel-tipped drawstring closure.
Barneys New York
Like Attico, Staud's bags have a cult following with The Grace Bag being a newer addition to their line. We love this vintage wash in velvet to bring a touch of opulence for day or night.
Metallic brocade with a thin gold chain strap acts an eclectic accent with vintage-inspired flair.
Drawstring Pouch with Shoulder Strap
Yellow tones are gaining popularity as an It color among the style set. A crushed velvet pouch is unexpected in mustard, and a cool alternative to gold.
Crushed Velvet Pouch
Go for a grab-bag silhouette in simple black satin—endlessly versatile with literally every outfit in your arsenal.
Malia Bag Small Satin
Creatures of Comfort
Embrace the '80s resurgence with this rainbow-striped sequin pouch. Pair with a coordinating hue from the spectrum or punch up head-to-toe black.
Sequin-Embellished Drawstring Pouch
Wear this plush mini shopper multiple ways—with the handles open or cross one over the other for a grab-bag look.
Begonia Mini Shopper
Feeling edgy? A mini silver duster does the job.
Ryan Sequined Leather Dust Bag
Black feels glamorous in supple velvet and embellished with intricate beading.
Bead Embroidered Pouch
Swarovski pearls and crystals are a glitzy addition to a velvet drawstring pouchette. Wear as a handheld or crossbody. Oh, and 15% of all proceeds will go to the National YoungArts Foundation.
Khirma x Swarovski
Two bags in one, this blush satin wristlet has an inner pouch that can be carried on its own. While a bigger spend, it's finished with polished hardware that's hand-dipped in 24k gold. How's that for luxe?