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Best Bet: Rebecca Minkoff M.A.B. Tote Mini

Getting out of the black-bag rut is hard when it’s so easy to rely on a neutral that goes with everything and doesn’t show coffee stains. While navy bags are a chic alternative, consider forest green this fall. The deep hue paired with gold hardware adds a lush look to even the most simple of bags, like this version by Rebecca Minkoff. A removable shoulder strap helps it convert easily from a tote to a cross-body.

Rebecca Minkoff M.A.B. tote mini, $195 at Rebecca Minkoff.

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