As PurseBop has defined it, a Holy Grail Bag (HGB) is the handbag we desire most at any given moment. Though we tend to think of the HGB as our ‘one and only’, the truth is no one bag fulfills every need.
If daywear can be more relaxed or neutral, evenings often call for more formal attire: sharp suits and tailored dresses, for example, for dining, theatre visits and gallery openings. It therefore makes sense to have different HGBs for day and night.
Although there are no concrete rules, daytime bags steer toward vibrant pops of colour or versatile neutrals. They can be either spacious or small. Ultimately, the search for a daytime handbag is about finding a functional piece that fits your needs and effortlessly expresses your personal style.
The purpose of an evening bag is to make a statement when paired with dressier ensembles. Evening Holy Grail Bags are generally smaller and more manageable. In this category, you’ll find minaudières, embellished bags and otherwise striking and novelty pieces.
In the quest for an HGB, it’s useful to keep day versus night considerations in mind. But the most important question remains the same: does this bag embody or embolden my personal style, and does it make my collection more complete?