It can be fun to switch up your handbag style every once in a while. Just as the seasons change, so do handbag trends. What’s great is a bag’s ability to become a collector’s item, and then regain relevance in the fashion world two decades later. If you’re looking to step outside your comfort zone, or pull out that nostalgic bag from your closet, we’ve got you covered.
Here are three handbag trends to adopt this fall.
The bucket bag
Some prefer a modestly sized bag that is practical and fit for everyday wear. Others opt for a silhouette that will carry every personal belonging known to woman. This leather bucket bag by Topshop at Nordstrom (1453 Saint Louis Galleria, 314-884-4900; West County Center, 47 West County Center, 314-255-2000) is the perfect size, and it addresses many needs. A drawstring closure and secure zip section on the inside adds convenience. The bucket style that was popular in the 1990s is back and right on-trend for fall.
The fringe clutch
Women’s fashion can’t get enough of the fringe trend. It’s now become a common detail on many handbags. This tan, fold-over clutch from Forever 21 (2186 Saint Louis Galleria, 314-725-4151; West County Center, 9 West County Center, 314-984-8600) is a casual option for the girl who likes to travel light. It’s real suede, and for just $29, you won’t break the bank. Pair it with flare jeans and a denim top for a retro look.
The saddlebag is a trend that has recently become popular among prominent fashion bloggers, such as Leandra Medine of Man Repeller. This silver style with python embossment at Saks Fifth Avenue (1 Plaza Frontenac, 314-567-9200) plays off the trend, and its exotic texture adds extra flare. A neutral palette with metallic detail makes it the ideal statement piece for a little black dress.