The most exciting time of the year is upon us already and the festive fervor is conspicuous everywhere around – in the heavy discounts that online and offline stores are showering upon us, the new collections designers are hurrying up to launch to be in time for the festivities, the bonuses and the frenzied shopping! I am ready too with my post to help you choose the best party bags to go with your ethnic finery. Read on and discover with me!
To begin with, what are the requirements of a party bag? First off, It should be small in size to hold just the essentials without weighing you down. Next, it should be ornate but not over the top or in-your-face. In other words, it should draw admiring glances not disapproving ones! It could have embroidery, prints, metallic tones, embellishments, hand paintings, beads – oh, the list is virtually endless. Trust our talented designers to come up with indigenous ideas! Lastly, it should have a mechanism to keep you hands-free to enjoy and participate in the goings-on of the event – either a shoulder chain or a wrist loop.
The types of bags to usually fall in this category are – clutches & potlis, and sometimes top-handle bags. We are listing down our choicest designers so that you can take your pick from their wide portfolio.
Combining her 3D animation background with an acute sense of fashion, Rishma Lath creates exquisite hand painted art on her clutch bags. We discovered Crazy Palette back in 2014 and there’s never been anything repetitive in her work, except being remarkable.
Crazy Palette Clutch
Ankita Baste’s bags are a favorite among fashion bloggers. And for good reason. Her bags are handcrafted, luxurious yet affordable which makes them an easy choice! Their recent launch of ethnic bucket bags with embellished straps are just what you need for pandal hopping and get togethers!
Anqi Mini Potlis
Ayushi Kanoi brings to us the alluring collection of bags made of Japanese beads. Their latest collection is inspired by the rainbow and how its colors seamlessly blend into each other. The net effect is a balanced touch of resplendence. Read our detailed post on them here.
LovetoBag Gemstone Potli Crimson Red
House of Bio by Ritti Khanna
Ritti Khanna is our very own Fiona Kotur. Her acrylic clutches are equal parts fun and shine; just what you need to stand out from the rest.
House of Bio Acrylic Clutch
Ankita Chaudhary has super affordable trendy clutches and they are just out with their new collection. She comes up with tons of new designs with never a dull moment in them! We did a detailed post on them here.
Their bags are as unique as their brand name. They are available exclusively on Jaypore. Their silk clutches with tassles are pure desire!
Pure Ghee Designs
Aditi Prakash’s Pure Ghee Designs makes bags distinguished by unusual materials and surprising details. Her bags do evoke a sense of purity, just as pure ghee, with rich textures taking centerstage, with contrast details added in the form of charms or tassles. And this deep purple tote in silk is simplicity and elegance rolled together.
Pure Ghee Designs Tote
This is one of the brands quickly emerging as my new favorite. ToniQ counter in Lifestyle stores has become a must-visit place for me each time I am out shopping. This clutch with green and black colorblocking, gold details and the metal tassels is winner through and through.
ToniQ Box Clutch