We strongly believe that the start of a new season means the start of a new wardrobe. And no wardrobe is complete without a roster of stylish bags to take you from your morning meetings to evening cocktails. From chic velvet purses to statement backpacks, this seasons ‘It’ bags are anything but ordinary.
Here are the five purse trends that have stolen our hearts this season…
The Saddle Bag
Saddle bags of all shapes, colour, and size were spotted on a number of major runways for fall. If you’re looking for a bag that will transition from season to season, the saddle bag is it. Opt for a neutral colour like camel or black for optimal use.
The Guitar Strap
The most sought after fall bag has a bit more of an edge this year, and features a wide, embellished guitar strap and is making a statement for all the right reasons. Valentino, Prada, Fendi, and Alexander Wang are a few designers to jump on this edgy trend and have released their own rocker-inspired bags that are adorned with multi-coloured embroidery, studs, beaded designs, and much more.
If one thing’s for certain, velvet is the fabric of the season — especially when it comes to bags and accessories. From luxe, plush clutches to black velvet crossbody bags with gold hardware, this season’s most talked about bags com
When you first think about embroidery, you might picture your grandmother’s favourite past time. But to the surprise of many, some of the hottest purses this fall feature statement embroidery designs of florals, butterflies, animals, and even emojis.
Gone are the days of the traditional, boxy, and unflattering backpack. Today’s hottest designers have revamped this childhood staple and made it appropriate for fashionistas alike. The return of the book bag features luxe leather textiles and stylish details in an array of colours. From work to cocktails, a stylish backpack is exactly what you need to get through fall.
1. Weldon Escapade Saddle Bag, $529, available at Shopbop
2. Valentino Rockstud Studded Messenger Bag, $3,995, available at Neiman Marcus
3. Prada Velvet Shoulder Bag, $1500, available at My Theresa
4. YSL Kate Monogram Embellished Velvet Shoulder Bag, $2,250, available at My Theresa
5. Rebecca Minkoff, Fringe Julian Backpack, $525, available at Shopbop
By: Ainsley Smith, Toronto, @ainsleysmithy
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