6 Fall Handbag Trends I'm Already Seeing Invade NYC

NYC girls know what’s up in the style department. But that’s what you get when you live in one of the fashion capitals of the world that has design practically injected into its core. So naturally, I turn to this set when scouting the coolest trends. In fact, on a recent escapade through Manhattan, I noticed that the most fashionable women are already toting around some of the freshest handbag silhouettes. I’m talking about those cool new shapes we saw all over the fall runways but didn’t expect to make moves IRL until September or October. 

Sure, summer is still kicking, but if you want a jump start on building that forward fall wardrobe, taking a cue from these trendsetting New Yorkers will ensure your upcoming bag game is on point. With that, I rounded up the six next-wave handbag trends I’m starting to see all over the city. Keep scrolling for a bit of visual and shopping inspiration—and stay ahead of the curve (just like the NYC style set).

Chain Reaction

While the minimalist silhouettes we've been spotting will still hold strong, bags with heavy hardware will also have a moment next season. Here, we're talking bulky chains and metal accents to make a serious impact.


Amp up your cool factor by embracing check prints in either a classic black-and-white combo or a multicolor situation.

Green With Envy

Varying shades of green made their mark throughout spring and summer, and the color—especially kelly green—will be a frontrunner in the bag realm come fall. Trust us. You'll turn all heads toting around the eye-catching hue.

Structured Stunner

Your favorite top-handle silhouette is getting an architectural upgrade this season featuring sharp lines and sleek angles. If you need a quick fix to elevate your ensemble, this trend is definitely your best bet.

Mini Me

While they might not fit your entire life, that's not stopping the fashion universe's continued obsession with mini bags. This season, the smaller the better for your next event or night out.

Luxe Elegance

Add instant polish to your fall 'fits with a fancy-feeling handbag featuring luxe details like mock croc and shiny finishes.

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