22 Fabulous Handbags for Fall

The season's best bags to grab for daytime, nights out and everything in between.

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When it comes to the real thing, the Mulberry Alexa Bag is this season's polished-with-a-menswear-twist bag-to-have. Sold out nearly everywhere--despite its $1K+ price tag--the structured satchel is a true "it" bag down to its namesake, "it" girl Alexa Chung. ($1150, Mulberry.com)
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Ladylike, top-handle frame bags are surging to the top of the trend wagon this season. The Alexander Wang Tai Dopp Kit bag puts a minimalist edge on the classic piece. ($750, Opening Ceremony)
You may think this was uncovered in a vintage shop, but no -- the Topshop Hard Leather Shoulder Bag is a completely contemporary take on the structured day bags of a bygone era. ($80, Topshop.com )
Gilt Groupe
Mulberry for Target drops October 10, making available to the masses the brand's signature lady-who-lunches tote with a fresh, young spin.
Nowhere does it say Thou Shalt Not Covet the Proenza Schouler PS1 Satchel, so as a result, the bag is still in high demand for the coming season. With sizes and finishes hovering on both ends of $2K (seen here in the larger version, dressed in gray suede), it reaches epic levels of both investment and style. ($1,995, Net-a-Porter)
The long shoulder strap on the Made Her Think Lizzie bucket bag brings this purse to '80s greatness -- like a little wrecking ball of retro-punk style. ( on sale $440, Acrimony)
Old Navy
The Old Navy Canvas Bucket Bag nails the casual pouch trend at a very sweet price point. ($19.50, Old Navy )
With the option to go cross-body, the CC Skye Nika Pouchette adds function to on-trend, grommet-encrusted form. ($220, Shopbop.com)
Wendy Nichol
Fall bags this season get wild in all kinds of furry get-ups. We love the Wendy Nichol Lambskin Gatherer Bag for a luxe daytime alternative. ($400, WendyNicholNYC.com)
The Marc by Marc Jacobs Nico Lamb Shoulder Bag turns a sumptuous shearling shoulder bag into something fun. ($495 at Net-a-Porter.com)
Bergdorf Goodman
The crowning glory of the season's fur-accented accessories trend is the opulent Miu Miu Patchwork Mink Satchel. $2,990, Bergdorf Goodman)
The delightfully retro, somewhat boyish Fossil Dayton backpack is one chic carryall for the back-to-school season, even if you're years beyond the classroom. ($188, Fossil.com)
A true "it" bag this season, Alexander Wang's Sydney Velvet backpack incorporates hot-right-now velvet into a slouchy-cool knapsack. $775, Net-a-Porter.com)
Barneys New York
The vintage-inspired attitude of the Jas MB Box Rucksack makes this polished-but-hearty bag seem classic and cutting-edge all at once. ($565, Barneys New York)
Neiman Marcus
The formal term for the box clutch is miniaudiere, a glamorous, formal relic as jewel-like as the treasures it's built to hold. This season's take on the prim piece adds an element of edge. Case in point, the Alexander McQueen Studded Skull Clutch. ($1,495, Neiman Marcus)
It's almost as if someone took grandmother's prized purse and splashed it with neon paint and snakeskin to create the Tory Burch Pop Python-Embossed MIniaudiere. ($365, Saks Fifth Avenue)
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The perfect wild-child accessory, Rebecca Minkoff's Haircalf Leopard Fling Miniaudiere brings spice to something simple. A slinky shoulder strap lies in wait, too. ($350, RebeccaMinkoff.com)
La Garconne
This fall's accessories are all bringing some wild to the mundane via animal prints galore. A designer who's aced the trend is Phillip Lim, whose Knap Sack Quilted Tote ups the luxe factor of a feline print even further in quilted suede. ($595, La Garçonne)
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There's more to a hot animal print than the cat family, as the Beirn Giraffe Print Jenna Tote so beautifully demonstrates. A rich mosaic conjures up safari-chic while remaining surprisingly neutral. ($465, Cusp)
L.L. Bean Signature
Reminiscent of a sepia-tinted era of prep, the L.L. Bean Signature Mariner Leather Purse, complete with a rope shoulder strap, hits fall's penchant for saddle bags head-on. (on sale $77.50, LLBean.com)
E! Entertainment
The J.W. Hulme Co. Legacy Mini Bag serves as the perfect day-time adventure companion, epitomizing timeless chic in the process. ($286, Shopbop.com)
Urban Outfitters
Whether you're toting field notes or cash for brunch, Urban Outfitters' Cope Foldover Satchel gives hipster fashionistas a smartened-up aesthetic. ($48, Urban Outfitters)
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