What’s New in Handbags This Fall

With every new season comes gorgeous new accessories, and the handbag trends for this fall are definitely exciting. From backpacks designed to be carried by hand to convenient but classic cross-body satchels, these handbags are a great way to update your wardrobe this fall.

Hand-Carried Backpacks
While backpacks were originally intended to be carried on the back, designers have been creating pieces with such stunning top handles that they deserve to be carried by hand, meaning that you will not even notice the missing back straps. From the glimmering metallic backpacks by Lanvin to the leopard print and monogrammed versions at Louis Vuitton, these bags will complement just about any fall outfit.

Cross-Body Satchels
A cross-body satchel is one of those classic accessories that everybody should have in their wardrobe. This season sees the timeless book-bag really take off, with satchels of every size, shape and color hitting the runways. While there may be a few avant-garde styles out there, a vintage-style satchel made from a soft buttery leather is guaranteed to stand the test of time.

Guitar Straps
Handbag straps have been getting quite the makeover this season, with some of the hottest latest bags featuring wide, embellished guitar straps instead of standard conventional straps. These bags guarantee to make a statement, whether you opt for the styles from Valentino, Prada or Fendi.

Handbags

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Layering Multiple Bags
Layering garments is the norm during the fall and winter months, but layering handbags is a new trend that is predicted to hit the streets in a big way this season. Whether you want to add some extra color to your outfit, or simply have more essentials to pack than what will fit in a single handbag, make the most of this trend and layer a couple of handbags together.

Fanny Packs
Fanny packs have never been considered to be at the height of fashion, but it would seem as though this is now starting to change. There is no denying the convenience that comes with wearing a fanny pack and being completely hands free, whether this means that you can ride around on a bike or simply have extra hands to carry shopping begs. 3.1 Phillip Lim is where you will find military-inspired fanny packs shaped like saddle bags, while the fanny packs from Elie Saab are crocheted in black, and look exquisitely delicate. The styling of fanny packs this season is perhaps what has helped make them more contemporary, as many designers, such as Chanel and Undercover, opted to fasten the fanny pack onto a belt or the hips of pants, rather than having a strap that wraps around the waist.

Stana Katic with a metallic purse

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Metallics
Metallics are always coming and going in fashion, and this season they are back again in handbags. These shimmery designs promise to add a powerful element to any outfit, from the gold-pleated numbers at Loewe to the rainbow effect bags from Louis Vuitton.

A statement handbag is a great way to liven up an outfit, and always adds an interesting focal point. Whether you opt for a handbag that features a funky guitar strap or a vintage-inspired satchel bag, this season is the perfect time to invest in a beautiful new accessory.

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