Grab Bag: Our Editors Scout Out the Best Fall Handbags

Grab Bag: Our Editors Scout Out the Best Fall Handbags
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Grab Bag: Our Editors Scout Out the Best Fall Handbags

"Couple standout leopard print with Wang's ultrasleek silhouette and metallic hardware, and I'm gushing over this little crossbody bag that I already imagine styling out with my go-to army jacket and staying fashionably (and functionally) hands-free all season. For a chic evening twist, I'll tuck in the strap and carry it as the cool-girl kind of clutch that lends the perfect finish to an LBD — and red lipstick."— Hannah Weil, associate editor

Alexander Wang Marion Haircalf Bag


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"Bling! Phillip Lim's latest incarnation of the Pashli is sure to pop against my neutral-hued wardrobe . . . it's my newest guilty pleasure."— Liza Kaplan, FabTV producer

31. Phillip Lim Pashli Messenger


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"The Edie purse is a classic. Not only will it fit right in with my cozier layered looks (and not to mention, act as the polished finish), but it will also translate into my wardrobe seamlessly for seasons to come. You can't say 'no' to a bag like that."— Marisa Tom, associate editor

J.Crew Edie Purse


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"About the chicest take on patchwork I've seen — the navy on cobalt color combo, the snakeskin detail against leather, speak to the downtown sophisticate, but it's done in an effortless 'throw-on-and-go' style that will work for everyday."— Noria Morales, style director

Jérôme Dreyfuss Jojo Patchwork Bag


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"I'm a sucker for novelty clutches, so you can imagine my excitement when I came across this magnificent Fendi Daisy clutch. The multicolored studs, fur trim, and patent detailing look one-of-a-kind, and the smart optional strap is ideal for when you want to go hands-free."— Chi Diem Chau, associate editor

Fendi Daisy Clutch

"The minute I saw this Fendi bag on Sarah Jessica Parker's arm a few months ago, I knew it was going to be the It bag of the Fall. I am such a fan of its minimalism. Its clean lines and defined silhouette make it sleek and timeless, and its use of two textures of the same color of leather give the bag depth and keep its look ever-changing in the light. This bag is one that will catch your attention and hold it due to its sophistication and quiet modern attitude. I'm secretly hoping for Fendi to put out an XXL version so I can start toting one around the city."— Robert Khederian, fashion intern

Fendi 2Jours Large Shopper

"I tend to wear darker colors in Fall, which also makes it the best time to inject a pop of color with a bright bag, like this Alexander Wang ostrich clutch. I think it'll look especially great against an LBD or gray jeans."— Brittney Stephens, assistant editor

Alexander Wang Ostrich Clutch


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"I love the polished-meets-global feel of this reinvented doctor bag (coincidentally right on trend for Fall!). It feels like something I would covet well past this season, perhaps for the rest of my life!"— Liza Kaplan, FabTV producer

Cobra Society Tangier Large Bag


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"Garance Doré I am not, but I can play the part with Derek Lam's awesome iteration of the camera bag. The compact size is ideal for running around, but the width makes it so easy to pack a lot of (small) things in."— Noria Morales, style director

Derek Lam Newton Camera Bag


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"Part of what makes Loeffler Randall's new handbags so cool is how they got their name — 'The Rider,' because they have straps you can buckle right to your bike. OK, I'm not exactly biking around the city, but I fell completely for its functionality and charm."— Hannah Weil, associate editor

Loeffler Randall Rider Bag


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"I love the sleek shape of this bag and the fact that it'll go with everything in my closet. It's chic and timeless!"— Joy Adaeze, fashion editorial assistant

3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Satchel


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"I don't usually go for bigger tote silhouettes, but I couldn't resist this perfectly distressed leather texture in the richest Fall shade of brown. Plus, it will definitely hold my scarf, gloves, and hat without making me look like I do, in fact, carry my whole life around with me."— Marisa Tom, associate editor

Marc by Marc Jacobs Flipping Out Textured-Leather Tote


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"Being an editor for a fashion site means having a laptop on hand pretty much 24/7 — and there's nothing more depressing than ruining a cute outfit with a freebie tote bag you picked up at a fashion event. In comes Alexander Wang to the rescue! This semistructured embossed leather tote can easily fit all of my tech devices, yoga clothes, and even a mini umbrella!"— Chi Diem Chau, associate editor

Alexander Wang Prisma Black Embossed Croc Tote


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"I love how much attitude the Mulberry tassel studded bag has — it's the perfect mix of structured polish and boho cool, and I adore the braided handle and gold hardware."— Brittney Stephens, assistant editor

Mulberry Tassel Studded Suede Bag


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This Fall, we're looking to embossed totes, moody hues, and rich calf hair to make the shift accordingly - of course, we all have our respective favorites when it comes to staking out the best bags of the season. Inside, we've culled the picks of our whole editorial team - some make the case for brilliant color, others for structure, even some metallics. There's a bag to suit every girl from designer favorites like Phillip Lim, Wang, Mulberry, and more, so click on - this is a mixed bag of only the best purses, satchels, and crossbody beauties to hit the shelves this season.

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