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Best Bet: Marc by Marc Jacobs Small Shoulder Bag

With its slim gold-bar-weighted closure, light frame, and durable exterior, Marc by Marc Jacobs leather shoulder bag is a strong contender if you’re in need of a simple bag for just the essentials this fall. It’s perfect for carrying the minimal necessities on nights when you’re meeting up for drinks or heading out on a date — your phone, cards, lipstick, and a tiny vial of your go-to perfume perhaps?

Marc by Marc Jacobs, Blizznezz small leather shoulder bag, $198 at Net-a-Porter.