Last Updated on November 21, 2023 by Eve Dawes
Add some glam sparkle to your looks with these stunning crystal bags to elevate your look
Crystal bags and sparkly purses always come back out every holiday season. What’s a festive outfit without a little sparkle. It’s not just for the holiday season this year though. Metallic, high shine and sparkly crystal clutches and crossbody’s are back for both Fall Winter 2023 – 2024 and Spring Summer 2023. As seen at Fendi Couture Haute Couture, Chanel, Stella McCartney and Valentino whose micro crystal bags I’m swooning over. This femme accessory looks just as good with jeans as they do cocktail dresses and gowns. Think of it as your new neutral. Whether it’s a designer crystal bag from Prada, Balenciaga or Valentino or a luxe for less sparkly bag, these are the handbags I can’t take my eyes off of this season.
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There are so many fabulous sparkly handbags around this season that it was hard to narrow it down. As much as I adore the Balenciaga crystal hourglass bag, Coperni, Holland Cooper, JW PEI or one of the convertible clutch to shoulder bag options from Revolve are a lot kinder on the credit card.
I love the idea of convertible bags that give you 2 bags in 1. Which means that you can go from a clutch to a shoulder bag once you have a drink and canapés in your hands.
What to avoid when shopping for crystal handbags & purses
One thing to be careful with when it comes to crystal and sequin bags is that they don’t snag your clothes. You might want to avoid them when you’re wearing delicate silks or satin. Glittery bags work better with those materials than sequins or stones.
Should I get a silver or gold crystal bag?
There’s no right or wrong. It all comes down to personal preference and what you’re wearing it with. I’m normally a gold girl but most of my favorite sparkly purses this year are silver iterations.
Which is why I ended up with the Holland Cooper Mayfair silver crystal bag which is plenty big enough for my phone, sunglasses and makeup and has a detachable shoulder strap. Holland Coopers quality is always good but this bag blew me away and is the center piece of my closet right now.
I also fell in love with this silver crystal handbag from Reiss. If you’re looking for more of an oblong shape that’s less structured this is perfect.
The best crystal bags for 2023
Whether you’re looking for a silver, gold, black or colorful crystal clutch I searched for the best of them. It was hard to narrow down as I’m like a magpie and love all things sparkly.
There are lots of micro bags as well as more practical sizes including larger handbags as oversized bags are back for 2023. Saint Laurent does a stunning black sequin and gold chain bag that’s the ideal size for going from day to night.
There’s also quite a few Coperni and Prada crystal bags in this edit. As they’re some of the most popular brands for this style.
Shop the best sparkly sequin and crystal bags
Some of these handbags and clutches will work just as well for holiday parties, galas and to complete wedding guest outfits as with jeans and matching sets. Don’t just reserve these sparkling beauties for the evening, they deserve to be seen and they catch the light better in the day anyway.
If you’re looking for the ultimate crystal orb, sphere or ball bag, it’s Marzook whose leading the way with this style.
For the best quality for the price, Holland Cooper is hard to beat which is another reason I went for this stunning sparkler of a crystal purse.
A lot of these bags are on sale, so snap them up while you can!
How to style sparkly crystal bags and clutches
Think of sequins, crystals and sparkly purses as your new neutral for 2023. It doesn’t matter whether you’re creating a glam monochromatic look or laid back street style.
Take styling inspiration from Elizabeth Hurley who wore head to toe Barbiecore hot pink at the “Cancer Ball” Charity Dinner presented by Elle Magazine accessorized with a sparkly pink clutch. For a sharp look style an elegant black suit with a matching black and silver sparkly clutch like Greta Scarano during the Rome Film Festival.
You can pretty much wear the crystal handbag trend with anything and everything to instantly add a glam, femme touch that’s so in for 2023.
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