Must-Have Red Bags for December

December is a month of holidays, festivities, and color — the most prominent of those colors being red (Santa wouldn’t be caught dead in anything else). Complete your holiday look with these bags, all in shades and styles that are sure to keep you ready for every event, because different occasions call for different bags. Here are three take on bags with the same color-coded common denominator:

Furla – Cortina Messenger Bag

A cute compromise between a full-sized messenger bag and a daytime purse, the two-tone Cortina is made of full-grain mutton and calf leather, making it a durable, low-maintenance wardrobe staple that ranks high in style and versatility. The adjustable strap means it can be worn over the shoulder or as a cross-body sling — but the straps are removable too, so it can easily turn into a large clutch for more formal events.

Bao Bao Issey Miyake – Prism Platinum-2 Tote

Yes, I know it isn’t 2011 anymore, but roomy tote bags never go out of season, especially if your everyday life requires a bag with plenty of room so you can put your entire life in it. The Prism Platinum-2 is a special take of the classic geometric Bao Bao bags, featuring light-reflecting panels. It’s an open tote bag with zippers and adjustable straps, so you can shoulder it for times when you simply need both hands to take on the world.


Rodo has always been the go-to when it comes to party clutches. This studded red- beauty would look great with a black dress for any Christmas reunion or New Years’ gathering, so keep it close when the party invitations start rolling into your mailbox!

What are your favorite crimson carriers for the holiday season? Share with us your thoughts in the comments section!