Every person should have at least three types of handbags in their closet: an everyday work-friendly bag, a convenient going out purse (typically a crossbody), and a clutch-style evening bag. These compact handbags always come in handy for that black tie wedding, work dinner, or New Year's Eve outing, and typically feature a removable wrist strap, crossbody strap, or both. You can even use a classic, minimalist wallet as an evening bag (bonus points if it has a convenient finger strap, like our Terry wallet).
If you're looking for a stylish, high-quality evening bag that you can use for years to come, your search ends here. Shop seven genuine leather evening bags below, from our trendy handheld mini bag (coming soon) to our go-to Fabian clutch.