The awe-inspiring world of handbags gets celebrated every year on October 10, handbag day is a day to shop, share and show some handbag love.
With this festive spirit in mind, let’s take a look at the handbags trends this fall.
Frame bags came back around again this season, proving that this ladylike style is not going anywhere. Seen in python prints (like at Zimmerman, left), classic leather (like at Coach, right), there’s a type for everyone. To set yourself apart from the pack, try options with modern details and interesting shapes to push this trend out of the retro comfort zone.
Each season has recurring fashion themes and the same is true for accessories. For fall, thick, luscious fabrics are on deck. Smooth suede may come out of hibernation every winter, but this year, it arrives with a specific look of neutral palettes and modern silhouettes in various shades of coffee, from espresso to latte to cappuccino suede. The saddle-like shoulder bag features two turn-lock compartment pockets, tipping the style toward retro-chic, while the sophisticated hue proves its versatility.
Micro-handbag trends like Jacquemus’s Le Chiquito have made us rethink our typical oversized shoulder bags. This season, designers have found a happy medium with a phone bag that is bag that fits little more than your cell phone. Whether you’re out running errands, walking the dog, or window shopping, these made-for-tech accessories allow you to go hands-free without sacrificing style unlike true mini bags, they actually fit your phone.
When investing in a seasonal staple, versatility and timelessness take precedence, especially if you are hoping to break it out of its dustbag year after year. You can bet that shearling and sherpa will reign supreme every Fall/Winter season even in the seasonless spots like the West Coast. Score snuggly pieces with signature details, like the homage silhouette of a Fendi baguette in monogram sheepskin fur. For something roomier, Bottega Veneta’s revered Arco tote keeps its signature woven details but gets wrapped in plush leather-backed shearling in a soft, neutral shade. Jacquemus’ new shearling-covered Cube bag marries the silhouettes of a bucket and box bag; the square shape holds a canvas pull-string bag to safely secure your goods.
Top Handle Bag:
Top-handle bags, namely those with compact shapes and loop handles, are seeing a redux. Trendsetting brands like Simon Miller have predominantly led the way with their soft corners and distinct round shoulder strap. Instagram-hit House of Sunny has caused a flurry of must-try trends amongst the internet crowd and its sell-out bags are no exception. Jil Sander’s Goji bag, on the other hand, epitomizes the archetypal snap-fasten pocketbook but with a single, asymmetrical handle for a contemporary feel. On-the-rise NY-based label For The Ages is establishing the reimagined baguette trend with its Ineva bag. What is certain across the board is pint-sized chicness is in no shortage. Think of this as a welcomed, winterized coda to Jacquemus’ summery Chiquito bags.
Published on HOLR Magazine.