I've always avoided the small leather goods known as wristlets because of the somewhat silly name. But I finally road-tested (or, should I say, club-tested) one of these wallets-plus-wrist-strap during my Friday night out with the girls. Now I understand the wonders of these accessories, which are sort of like utilitarian and harder-to-lose clutches. You can hang the wallet from your wrist when you're out on the town, then just toss it in your purse for everyday use. Here are some of my favorite finds at designer and non-designer prices.

Chloe Paddington Mini, $530, available in two colors here.

Coach Legacy Two-Toned Framed Wristlet, $148, available in four colors here.

Betsey Johnson Handbags Disco Betsey Wristlet, $98.95, available in two colors here.

To see the non-designer versions,

Whiting & Davis Metal Mesh Clip-On Mini Bag, $48, available in four colors here.

Target Fold Clutch in Black Crinkle, $12.99, available here.

Old Navy Embellished Tweed Wristlet, $12.50, available here.