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'Tis The Season To Ditch The Everyday Bag For A Fun Pack

From a cute-as-a button lunch bag to an OTT llama crossbody, here's to ramping up the fun factor this time of year.

Eye-catching and sometimes LOL-worthy, it’s no wonder why many brands — such as Judith Leiber and Charlotte Olympia — make eclectic bags their bread and butter. Last year, Balenciaga drew both admirers and critics alike when their IKEA-inspired tote bag hit the web. But love ’em or hate ’em, these fun packs are a whole lot of well, fun, and will give any outfit a positive spin. Above, quirky options that’ll add a dash of humour to your holiday ensemble.

Embellished Wangloc clutch by Alexander Wang, S$2,763, via Harrods
The humble ziplock sandwich bag gets the Alexander Wang treatment. Think: a mesh pouch festooned with miniature silver-white rhinestones. In this instance, going for a simple LBD is permitted. Panda lunch box bag by Anya Hindmarch, £495 (S$899), via Net-a-Porter
Bring along this cute Panda lunch box bag to Christmas parties. No one will suspect a thing if you’re planning on secretly packing some delectable treats back home. We kid. Monopoly embroidered book clutch by Olympia Le Tan, US$1,269 (S$1,752), via Matchesfashion
Reminisce your childhood days with this Monopoly-inspired box clutch. To be extra cheeky, pair it with a red pant-suit to mimic the game’s iconic hotel token. Teddy bear shearling backpack by Moschino, S$1,466, via Farfetch
Jeremy Scott’s Moschino is known for his pop culture-inspired designs (think Spongebob and Barbie). Also a mainstay at the brand is the teddy bear, taking on different forms each season. Recent interpretations include an adorable sneaker and a nifty capsule perfect for travel, but here it’s a playful, furry backpack. Wear this with a floral printed number to go full on eclectic. Floral bejewelled evening bag by Chanel, price available upon request
This dramatic floral piece reminds us of a compact blusher. Pair it with a burnt orange satin midi dress and a pair of black pumps to let it pop. Mini bunny shearling and tweed bag by Loewe, £895 (S$1,626), via Net-a-Porter
Animal lovers, this one’s for you. You might not be able to bring your beloved pet out, but this shearling and tweed purse from Loewe is the next best thing. Faux fur egg crossbody bag by Skinnydip, £24 (S$44)
Give your look an egg-stra touch of cool (sorry, we couldn’t resist) by pairing this unique purse with a pared-back outfit. Sequin bear backpack by Topshop, S$66.90
Holiday. Sequins. ‘Nuff said. We bet this eye-catching bear backpack will be the highlight of the night. Furry llama bag by Zara, S$35.90
Oh, the llama. There’s just something about this fuzzy long-necked creature that makes you want to hug it tight. While you can’t have the real deal, this endearing crossbody bag will do the job just fine.