Bags for Fall 2014

A reader with a lust for bags asked us what will be the hottest handbag trend this fall. Honestly, nothing will be the trend. A few years ago, the runway was full of bags you could stuff the models in. This season, it's all over the map from clutches to backpacks, minimal to rococo. The only thing that will create a trend what we all decide to buy. While I'm sure young cool kids will be all about drawstring bucket bags to go with their grunge revival look, I'd like to suggest structured bags as the non-hipster look for Fall 2014. Unlike bucket bags which always look casual, a structured bag offers a counter point to the slouchy weekend wear that's currently popular. Plus, they look right with the long skirts and simple tops that are in season. If you're worried about looking too prim, buy a bag in an unexpected color, in a print, or with a whimsical detail.
Top: black and white woven bow bag, Betsey Johnson on Amazon $98
neon yellow cross-body, ASOS $43.56
teal top handle bag, Sydney Love on Amazon $40
Middle: green heart punch bag, Betsey Johnson at Mod Cloth $98
beige leopard trim bag, Macy's $80.99
lilac bow satchel, ASOS $42.56
Bottom: colorblock envelope satchel, BCBG on Amazon $276
graduated stud bag, Betsey Johnson at NM Last Call $54
red kiss lock bag, Lulu Guinness for J. C Penney $59


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