5 Handbag Trends To Start Toting Now

New season, new bag. The calendar says April, but we've already got our sights on fall in a major way (hello, fashion industry production cycle!). If you're as impatient as we are, you're not content to wait until August to snag the new trends that just stomped down the runways at Fashion Week. So, we're breaking down the most-covetable bag silhouettes — from Marni, Altuzarra, Céline, and more — so you can scratch that shopping itch, stat. Go ahead and bag 'em. 

The Show: Altuzarra 
The Trend: The Tasseled Crossbody
Altuzarra's first-ever handbag collection, Notch, walked the fall '15 runway to much excitement in February. While the roomy hobos and saddle shapes channel the season's popular '70s-working-woman vibe, it's the exaggerated tassels and braiding that really leave us wanting more, more, more. 
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The Show: Céline
The Trend: The Oversized Tote
Our love of all things oversized is evident in the number of baggy boyfriend jeans, slouchy sweaters, and roomy button-downs currently maxing out our closet's (limited) real estate. Fall's work totes are falling in line — the bigger, the better. No surprise here: Phoebe Philo hit the mark with the zebra-strap, two-tone leather shopper below.
The Show: Kenzo
The Trend: The Bright Duffle
File this under things that are decidedly not mellow: Kenzo's bright yellow duffle bag. Instead of dialing down their palette for autumn, Carol Lim and Humberto Leon went to the opposite extreme. If the design duo has any say in the matter, saturated hues won't be exiting our wardrobes come Labor Day.
The Show: Marni
The Trend: The Boxy Mini
The boxy bags we fell for on Marni's runway are taking shape at other brands, too. The super-structured crossbody is cropping up at high-street retailers like & Other Stories and ASOS, for starters. Other labels, like Building Block, have made geometric design their hallmark. 
The Show: Chanel
The Trend: The Tweed Purse
The change purse got Karl-fied: In a fun, throwback moment, Chanel sent kiss-lock handbags down its catwalk. The half tweed, half quilted leather coin-purse style is undoubtedly unique — thankfully, tweed is readily available from other lines, too.


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