Day to night is a phrase thrown around constantly in the world of fashion—but when it comes to handbags, we need designers who will put their money where their mouth is. Who wants to haul a big satchel out to an intimate party? And on the flip side, who can fit their everyday essentials into a fête-appropriate minaudiere?

Enter Reece Hudson. “There’s a functionality to the bags that I think is definitely inspired by living in New York…going from work to drinks to a party to an event,” explained Reece Solomon, who designs the New York-based, Italian-made handbag collection alongside business partner Max Stein. “They have that extra pocket, that extra compartment, the long strap; I try to add little quirks that are playful but also have a purpose.”

We’re currently coveting the whole array of Reece Hudson’s Spring line, but Solomon says if you have to pick just one, the Bowery clutch is her go-to. “I think it’s kind of the perfect bag,” she said. “It’s our most signature bag in the collection, and I think it’s really a key piece that’s day to night.”

There’s that phrase again—but this time, someone’s got it right. We dropped by the Reece Hudson studio at the CFDA Fashion Incubator to get a closer look at these must-have handbags. Check it out for more!