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Best Handbags for Fall 2012


Whether you're looking to splurge on a bag you'll have for years or want a trendy piece to update your wardrobe, we've got the best handbags for you.

1. Structured Bag

Ivanka Trump

You'll spot structured, lady like bags on all your smartly dressed coworkers this fall. The Ivanka Trump Crystal Top Handle Shopper fits the bill with an ostrich-print synthetic leather, brass detailing and a detachable strap. The bag is big enough to fit your iPad and all those notes on your important project.

The Ivanka Trump Crystal Top Handle Shopper measures 12 1/2-inches high by 12 3/4-inches long by 4 1/2-inches deep with a 4" handle drop and a removable strap with 13" drop

2. Tweed Handbag

kate Spade tweed purse

A tweed handbag with crocodile-embossed black patent and chain link accents is another style that shows your classic glam side. The Kate Spade Carnegie Hall Sloan has gold, tan, black and sky blue fabric to make this bag one of the most versatile in your closet. It is suprisingly roomy with an interior center-zip pocket that divides the bag in two. Plus with the black and white striped lining, you'll never have to hunt for your keys.

The Kate Spade Carnegie Hall Sloan bag measures 13 inches wide x 6-inches deep by 10-inches high and has a 6-inch drop from the handles and a 14-inch removable strap

3. Burgundy Clutch

Rebecca Minkoff purse

Thecolor of the fall season is Oxblood, a deep rich burgundy color. As always, one of the easiest ways to pull it off is with an accessory like this Rebecca Minkoff Cupid Satchel. The leather is so soft and buttery, you'll wish you could wrap yourself up in it and take a nap. It features an adjustable chain strap can be singled, doubled, or removed.

The Rebecca Minkoff Cupid Satchel measures 11 inches high by 2-inches wide by 8 inches deep with a 21-inch drop chain strap.

4. Studded Satchel

studded bag

For an edgier vibe, look for a studded satchel like this Nicole Lee U.S.A. one. The handbag combines a classic double-handed satchel shape plus square and round studs on caramel colored faux leather. Inside you'll find a cell phone pocket, slit pocket and zip pocket.

The Nicole Lee U.S.A studded satchel measures 11.5-inches high by 19-inches wide by 5.5 inches deep.

5. Color Blocked Handbag

coach legacy

Color blocking is a trend that's here to stay. Fall's twist is that it's done with classic neutrals. The Coach Legacy Color Block Duffel has a vintage feel and was inspired by a Coach bag from 1973. The red, navy and camel bag features oversize tassels and looks smart and chic. It has three inside pockets and one outside zip pocket. The bag can be worn as a crossbody bag with the strap long or as a shoulder bag with the straps doubled over.

The Coach Legacy Color Block Duffel measures 13-inches high x 5 1/2-inches wide by 9 3/4-inches long and features a 18 3/4-inches drop from the strap.

6. Neon Tote

cole hahn

If you're looking to upgrade your weekend wardrobe, check out this Cole Haan Suede Crosby Tote bag. It plays on the neon trend, updating it to a suede version for the fall. It's roomy enough for running errands on Saturday morning with black leather and silver metal accents.

Cole Haan Suede Crosby Tote bag is 21-inches long by 13-inches high by 5-inches wide with an 18-inch strap drop. It is also available in neon yellow and neon turquoise.

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