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Cardholder Issey Miyake, The Conran Shop

The AnOther Guide to Modern Party Bags

Inspired by our celebratory S/S16 issue, we decided to explore what the ultimate party bag should comprise and why. Expect gilded charms, leather keepsakes and the occasional slinky...

TextMaisie SkidmorePhotographic EditorHolly HayPhotographyKristy Noble Set DesignTara Holmes

There are few greater pleasures than leaving an evening of celebrations with a party bag full of goodies to discover and delight in later. The S/S16 issue of AnOther Magazine is nothing if not a party to remember – what else would you expect, with Karl, Kate, Kristen, Grimes and Björk hosting? – and the haul of swag we've curated to accompany it, with the aid of photographer Kristy Noble and set designer Tara Holmes, no less beguiling.

The tradition of gifting party favours is almost as old as that of the celebration itself. In days gone by, European autocrats used to gift their guests bonbonnières, or small trinket boxes with sugar cubes and confectionary, for their visitors to indulge in once the festivities had finished. For our part, we favour sparklers, bubbles and balloons from the likes of Liberty and Fortnum & Mason, with the odd cosmetic treat or stylish accessory from Anya Hindmarch, Sophie Hulme or Issey Miyake thrown in for good measure.

(Above, cardholder Issey Miyake, The Conran Shop)