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I love this article, The Telegraph is brilliant for fashion updates.

Somehow I got through my entire twenties without an evening bag. We all did, probably. It was that kind of era; the start of grunge. Evening bags? Strictly for Nancy Reagan. But gradually the 1990s became a more glamorous decade. Or at least sparkly. The noughties even more so. The sequinned Fendi Baguette bag with its dinky gold chain was the ne plus ultra. You couldn’t move in Accessorize without knocking over stands full of inexpensive tributes.

Whoever greenlit the Baguette’s chain shoulder strap was on to something. It meant that an evening bag could do double duty as a day bag; ergo, women would pay a fortune. A day bag, however, could never work at night. Well, it could. I’m sure we’ve all done the walk of shame – the one from office to dinner with a hulking great sack. But it doesn’t look or feel right.

A small bag with no room for a laptop or document case is a base-line requirement for a fun night out. But I like an impractical-looking bag that’s a pragmatist at heart. I love those bi-coloured pochettes based on Phoebe Philo’s inspired original for CĂ©line. They’re not sparkly or sequinned, but you can’t fit much in them – therefore they’re evening. They’re also good for slipping into a tote to keep keys and purses safe and separate. Here’s the link to read the full article: