By no means am I insinuating that I’m a fanny-pack user when it comes to holiday shopping, but this girl likes to have her hands free to bargain hunt and carry all her treasures to the check-out line. Let’s just put it all out there: browsing through stacks upon stacks of folded skinny jeans to find your size while keeping your eye on the only cute leather jacket left in the corner is really, really hard.

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The relief comes in the form of a clutch or a cross-body bag that makes shopping lighter, easier, and much more enjoyable. Because when you’re gifting for your significant other, you don’t want to be cursing his name in the process.


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I go for black leather handbags with small embellishments that can be mixed with tons of different ensembles. Try investing in a structured bag that will hold its own, looks stellar with skinnies and a white tee, and can be jazzed up with a sequined dress for a NYE bash. If you’re in for a new holiday shopping partner, try shopping these picks (that will fit your credit card and iPhone) below!

Shiraleah Vera Zip Cross-Body Bag, $75, 

Wallet on a Chain, $225, 

Chelsea Convertible Clutch, $175,

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