A structured bag in bright red gives spark to fall’s gorgeous neutrals—and will surely bring more pizzazz to work ensembles, too. Made in leather, this bag gets a dose of glamour with a dual-pyramid gold-tone clasp.
Can’t afford to spend big bucks on a shiny new bag? No problem. We found this beauty with a not-too-dainty chain strap and buckle closure. Tell us it doesn’t look expensive.
Get it now: Forever 21 faux crocodile handbag, $19.80 at forever21.com
This tumbled faux-leather satchel gets our vote for the best chic yet affordable bag of the season. So versatile, the bag comes with a removable cross-body strap.
Get it now: Apt. 9 Tassel Satchel, $29.50 at Kohls.com
case in point
A smart briefcase-inspired design means that this bag can be carried two ways: by its top handle like an attaché, or by its shoulder strap like a purse. Coordinate with skinny jeans and menswear-inspired oxfords.
The croc-embossed faux leather and bold hardware of this timeless satchel blew us away. Its interior features satin lining, four pockets and center divider to keep everything in place.
Get it now: Ivanka Trump ‘Alexandrite’ satchel, $175 at zappos.com
green with envy
We love the knockout color, sharp design and pebbled texture of this satchel. Keep the rest of your ensemble neutral and let this bag steal the limelight.
Get it now: Ivanka Trump ‘Ella’ satchel, $125 at dillards.com
bohemian meets preppy
A fashion editor favorite, this crossbody bag, rendered in cool blue, is a stylish way to get through fall. We also love its size—perfect for lugging the essentials. It’ll even hold an extra pair of shoes!
Get it now: A.N.A ‘Naomi’ crossbody bag, $29.99 at jcpenney.com
Showing off one of the hottest colors for fall, this fiery satchel makes an instant style statement. We love its clean lines, which can take you seamlessly from the office to drinks.
We are obsessed with the versatility of this high-styled bag. It’s roomy enough to work as a carryall-- yet not too massive for a night out.
Get it now: Rampage ‘Aven’ faux leather crossbody bag, $108 at nordstrom.com
It’s fitting that this bag’s name is ‘Flirty.’ You’ll draw all the right kind of attention with its iconic silhouette. Quilted leather, black tassels and chain-link strap bring the trend to a new level.
You can sport this mini messenger year round. While it comes in olive green, black and brown, we love it in navy—it looks slightly unexpected. Wear it with everything from fall coats and dresses to jeans and sweaters.
Get it now: Old Navy faux leather mini messenger bag, $19.94 at oldnavy.com
Thank you, Nine West, for creating such a fantastic shoulder bag--we can’t get over how adorable it is! With its faux turn lock and chain straps, it’s perfect for a night on the town.
This faux-leather cross-body bag was made for gals who want great style on a budget. And unlike real leather, it’s actually easy to keep clean— just wipe away stains with a damp cloth.
Get it now: Linea Pelle ‘Crossbody’ bag with front zipper, $19.99 at target.com
This foldover tote packs plenty of sweet charm with its colorful floral print. While carrying a printed bag like this one, balance out the look with solid-colored clothes.
Get it now: Olsenboye ‘Foldover Tote’ in floral, $29.99 at jcpenney.com
This is no schoolgirl’s backpack. Classic meets stylish with this red tartan cotton bag, featuring functional exterior and interior pockets and a tie closure.
Get it now: Mossimo Supply Co. plaid backpack, $29.99 at target.com
one in a million
Leave it to Ivanka Trump to create an affordable handbag that looks nothing short of fabulous. If we didn’t know this bag was faux leather, we would think it costs thousands. And this classic-looking briefcase bag with goldtone hardware is not only wallet-friendly, it’s versatile as well—wear it as a satchel or across the body with the removable cross-body strap.
Get it now: Ivanka Trump ‘Topaz’ Flap Briefcase in black, $150 at dillards.com
call of the wild
Leopard velour! A bow accent! Adorable charms! Could this bag be any cuter? With a magnetic closure and cotton twill lining, it goes seamlessly from work to the weekend. Plus, you’ll definitely stand out from the crowd.
Get it now: Juicy Couture ‘Daydreamer’ in leopard velour, $198 at piperlime.com
This chic faux-leather bag will look fabulous year-round. Rock it with wide-leg jeans and a sleek turtleneck to amp up your fall wardrobe.
Get it now: Mossimo Supply Co. flap handbag with fliplock and top handle, $24.99 at target.com
Sport this beauty either as a clutch or as a shoulder bag. It’ll look great whether you’re wearing heels and a dress or keeping it casual with jeans and a pair of ballet flats.
Get it now: Ivanka Trump ‘Pearl’ Clutch in brown patent croco, $95 at zappos.com
tried and true
Look polished and pulled together with this ladylike handbag, made of smooth, matte-finished leather and accessorized with vintage-inspired hardware for a clean and classic look.
Get it now: J.Crew ‘Edie’ purse, $238 at jcrew.com
in the red
Give your boring black bag a break and tote this eye-catching saddle bag instead. We love the deep, red hue and muted gold clasp inspired by a vintage suitcase. Throw on a sweater dress or jeans and a blazer with this purse and you’ll look fall-ready in a snap!
Get it now: J.Crew ‘Rigby’ saddle bag in flame, $148 at jcrew.com
This Western-inspired tan saddle bag pairs perfectly with a fitted jacket and skinny jeans for a casual look. And the flap closure with multiple buckles gives it a rustic feel—perfect for fall.
Get it now: Mossimo Supply Co. ‘Triple Buckle Saddle Bag’ in tan, $24.99 at target.com
The high-quality leather on this classic bag will only get better with age, making it a wardrobe favorite that’ll be around for years to come. the rectangular flap design and elongated turnlock closure give the petite purse a classic look.
Get it now: ‘Chelsea’ leather flap bag, $198 at coach.com
You’ll love this silver metallic bag in smooth and luxurious leather. The artful topstitching and pretty interior print make it ideal to tote around town.
Get it now: Poppy Leather ‘Layla’ bag in silver, $228 at coach.com