Judith Leiber. The 1980s are making a strong comeback this season. Rock the party with this clutch in a cassette-tape silhouette, available at Lane Crawford. Price on request

Dior. The mini ‘Lady Dior’ bag comes with a detachable chain, and its toile de jouy-patterned, silk-screen-printed and embroidered calfskin adds an oriental touch to any elaborate party outfit, HK$35,000 (US$4,480)

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Prada. Inspired by the house’s archive design of 2000, the Prada Sidonie shoulder bag features a curvaceous, ergonomic shape. Small yet functional, the piece embraces day-to-night accessorising, HK$23,800

Bottega Veneta. The 18ct gold knot is the jewel in the crown if you are going to a lavish party, HK$1.2 million

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Chanel. The small round minaudière in red and white lambskin leather and gold-tone metal would be perfectly fun for a poolside party, HK$29,400

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