Purse Strings

Grab and go with our top 26 handbags for fall. By Christene Barberich & Piera Gelardi
One of our favorite round-ups to pull together has to be fall bags. We're convinced that no other wardrobe staple can make an outfit feel fresher and more interesting than the right new bag. That's why, we've decided not to overwhelm you with an avalanche of the season's most wanted gets. Instead, we've gathered up an unexpected mix of carry-alls—from practical clutches you can squeeze more than a lipstick into, to a slew of Big Bags, styles that hold a lot but still look defined and feminine. Some of the most intriguing bags we found, including a roughed-up metallic shoulder bag and an old-school tapestry tote were tough to put into categories. But considering how much we want each one, that didn't really seem to matter.
Shoulder Bags
From left: Vanessa Bruno Fringe Sack, $626, available at Shop Bop; Urban Outfitters Sabina Leather Half Moon Satchel, $245, available at Urban Outfitters; Alexander Wang Chain Strap Bag, $830, available at Jumelle.
From left: Carlos Falchi Small Silver Satchel, $448, available at Oak; 3.1 Phillip Lim Ori Bag, $550, available at La Garçonne; Stine Goya Quilted Bag, $230, available at Jumelle.
From left: Hope Patchwork Bag, $132, available at Sodafine; Tila March Papillon Shoulder Bag, $639, available at La Garçonne; Topshop Woodcutter Check Despatch Bag, $60, available at Topshop.
From left: Mayle Herringbone Tote Grand, $150, available at and available at La Garçonne; A.P.C. Hand-Embroidered Bag, $180 euro, available at A.P.C. Europe.
From left: American Apparel Cotton Canvas Pocket Tote, $34, available at American Apparel; Boy Drake Adjustable Tote/Carry-all, $735, available at Boy.
Big Bags
From left: Tsumori Chisato Enamele Washer Bag, $903, available at La Garçonne; American Apparel Faux Leather Oversized Tote, $65, available at American Apparel; Gryson Tate Bag, $875, available at Revolve Clothing.
From left: Mayle Billie Doux Bag, $650, available at Shop Bop; Rag & Bone Doctor's Bag, $475, available at La Garçonne; Matt and Nat Vegan Vetro Bag, $275, available at Revolve Clothing.
Boy Giacomo Hobo Bags, $710 each, available at Boy.
From left: Barneys New York Wrap Button Clutch ,$550, available at Barneys New York; Boy Lester Clutch, $395, available at Boy; Alexis Hudson Rectangular Clutch, $330, available at Revolve Clothing.
From left: Alexander Wang Leather Zipper Clutch, $650, available at La Garçonne; Laura Merkin Char Pleated Clutch, $395, available at Shop Bop; Hayden-Harnett Emily Clutch, $98, available at Hayden-Harnett.
Grab and go with our top 26 handbags for fall.