Unveiling the next season’s latest trends and market offerings is oddly satisfying for us. It not only puts a designer’s creativity and vision on shoppable display but also gives a glimpse at what fashion insiders and bloggers will inevitably be wearing for the next several months. And as we inch closer toward fashion month (New York Fashion Week starts September 9!), the street style set will serve as a rousing game of Can You Guess What So-and-So Is Wearing?
With these sentiments in mind, we thought what better way to ring in the autumn season than by handpicking the best new designer bags? And even if they’re a tad (or majorly) out of your price range, we think this guide can still be useful for identifying reoccurring shapes, details, patterns, and the ilk so you can find similar versions in your favorite vintage stores or boutiques. After all, it’s the savvy fashion girl who can translate and adapt seasonal trends into her own wardrobe and budget.
See below for our fall bags shopping guide, and if one in particular strikes your fancy, let us know in the comments.
Proenza Schouler's whipstitch motif from the F/W 16 catwalk translates well onto their bags. How fun is that little strap, too?
Like the very cool, adult lunch pail you've always wanted. Also, because it's Stella McCartney you know it's non-leather, cruelty-free materials.
If you splurge on one of Burberry's new patchwork bags for fall, you're guaranteed to have a one-of-a-kind combination; no two bags are exactly alike.
This beautiful sand satin pouch with knotted drawcords is just about the prettiest thing we've seen all week.
The simplicity of this paper clip closure is cool and refined.
If you're Alexander Wang–obsessed, you'll definitely need a padlock and a bike chain hanging from your black purse this season.
Calling all bohos! Burgundy suede braiding, whipstitching, floral-print scarf strap—it's all too good to be true.
This striped shopper already seems to be a major hit with fashion girls.
If you didn't get your hands on the Drew bag last season, give this new version a go. We're obsessed with the oversize golden pastilles.
This bag takes us back to Christopher Kane's cool '90s–inspired F/W 16 catwalk.
The perfect balance between sophisticated and playful.
We're pretty sure we'd conquer the world carrying this thing.
Alessandra Michele worked with GucciGhost (or, Trouble Andrew) on this collaboration for fall.
The piercing closure we've already seen on all over Instagram.
When Mansur Gavriel debuted these patent bags during last fashion week, we were practically counting down the days until fall.
Zip through the galaxy in one of Mark Cross's cool celestial bags this season.
Just the right color and hardware detailing to work for any season.
A real-life interpretation from that incredibly cool punk goth catwalk collection Marc Jacobs created for fall.
This was Johnny Coca's first collection with Mulberry (former accessories designer at Céline), and he did not disappoint—in the slightest.
A simple stud statement that every fashion lover will be able to spot a mile away.