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Evening Essentials

Looks for a night on the town that are easy to carry off


For the fashionable woman, a bag by Marni is a must. This Italian patent leather design with crystal accents is something of a functional bracelet, and it’s the perfect size for a night of party hopping, $336, from Victoria’s (328 Chartres St., 568-9990; 7725 Maple St., 861-8861).

An instant classic, this little number by Megan Park is made of fine silk fabric with hand-sewn flowers. High-quality materials and fine workmanship define this unique hand-crafted bag, $340, from Pied Nu (5521 Magazine St., 899-4118;

This one is called “the Grasshopper,” a whimsical Mary Frances handbag exquisitely embellished with striking silks, accented with leather flowers, hand beaded, and then enhanced with applied trimmings, $170, from Feet First (4119 Magazine St., 899-6800;

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