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Hands-Free, Dance-Ready Club Bags

Big enough for your iPhone 6, but small enough to not get in the way on the dance floor.

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Finding the right bag for a night out is actually pretty imperative, because nothing kills a good time like lugging that giant tote you take everywhere around a crowded dance floor.

You need one that’s just big enough for the important stuff — like your wallet, keys, and phone — but small enough to not get in the way. Clutches are out, because they’re both annoying (you have to hold them) and impractical (carrying one under your arm is a surefire way to lose it).

The compromise comes in the form of a preferably tiny crossbody, a style we lovingly refer to as the “club bag” — perfect for keeping your essentials right where you need them and your hands free for drinks (or throwing in the air when prompted).

Here, we’ve rounded up ten of the best.


Black crossbody bag with tassle side detailing and clip front.

Rebecca Minkoff Mab Camera Bag, $175.

Maroon croc leather crossbody bag with gold circle detailing and top handle strap.

Elizabeth and James Eloise Mini Leather Shoulder Bag, $395.

Metallic pink crossbody bag.

H&M Shoulder Bag, $13.

Black suede crossbody bag with tassle strap.

Loeffler Randall Crossbody Bag, $195.

Pale lilac cube crossbody bag with top handle and front zipper.

Kara Micro Textured Leather Shoulder Bag, $350.

Black crossbody bag with metal studding along front.

Versus Black Studded Medallion Bag, $182.

Burnt Orange crossbody bag.

Matt & Nat Triplet Pimento, $90.

Black suede snakeskin fold over bag with metal ring detailing.

ASOS Suede Snake Embossed Ring Detail Cross Body Bag, $48.

Denim crossbody bag with silver metal detailing and strap.

3.1 Phillip Lim Micro Alix Crossbody Bag, $550.

Hot pink scrunch tote with long strap.

Robert Clergerie Pink Snap Bag, $198.