Fall Handbags

Now that we're well into August and the official start of fall is less than a month away, it's time we start packing up those beloved summer staples to make room for cozy coats, metallic separates, maxi skirts, and, of course, a new crop of handbags! While we don't necessarily indulge in a designer bag every season, we always pay careful attention to the new options on the market. This time around, our rigorous searching turned up a plethora of cool shapes and styles, which made us wonder: what can we expect our favorite trendsetters to carry this autumn? Now, after weeks of research, we're finally ready to unveil the results of our well-though-out matches in our annual edition of What Would She Wear: Fall Handbags. Honestly, we love all of these covetable carryalls, but which on-trend style is a must-have for you? Read on for all the need-to-know details and be sure to tweet us your top picks!

Chloe Sevigny/ Proenza Schouler PS11 ($2038)
Move over PS1, there's a new shape in town, and it's called the PS11. Yep, the masterful design duo behind Proenza Schouler has done it again with their latest creation, and we predict it will be a favorite among celebrity and civilian tastemakers alike. As for our celebrity match, well, something about the PS11's structured shape and cool buckle hardware makes us think of Chloe Sevigny's cutting-edge sensibilities. And the fact that she is already a supporter of the designers' creations leaves us even more convinced that she would be a huge fan of this shoulder bag. Whether we're right or not remains to be seen, but until then, you can always pre-order this white-hot style at Luisaviaroma.com (where it's available in saddle brown leather) or pick up the black leather version when it hits select Barneys stores. If you can't bear to wait and the serious price tag isn't in your budget, please note that Rebecca Minkoff's Buckled Up Boyfriend Leather Crossbody Bag ($295) comes in the same compact shape and shade, but it's available for a fraction of the cost.

Alexa Chung/ Mulberry Neely Tote ($2650)
Oh, how we adore animal accents for fall! We've already begun stocking up on everything leopard

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