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14 Designer Bags to Buy This Fall

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As summer ends and everyone’s basket bags begin to fray, it’s time to think about fall shopping. Summer is for long days at the beach; fall is for getting stuff done. Summer is for nonchalantly throwing a bunch of fruit into a mesh sack; fall is for carefully packing your work tote the night before. If you’re starting to consider what you’ll be buying in September, it’s worth noting that the new crop of luxury bags for fall 2018 is pretty fun. From a neon-banana-printed bag from Prada to a beautiful and practical cross-body from Rag & Bone, there’s something for anyone who wants to make a statement. Shop our favorites below.

The Soon-to-Be “It” Bag

Danse Lente Shearling Mini Phoebe Bag
$400 at Moda Operandi

Danse Lente is poised to become the next It-bag brand. Get ahead of the trend and snatch up this furry number now.

The Studded Option

Michael Kors x Yang Mi Whitney Large Studded Leather Convertible Shoulder Bag
$428 at Michael Kors

No, Michael Kors is not generally known for his punk-rock influences. This handbag is the beautiful exception.

The Practical One

Atlas Shoulder Bag
$595 at Rag & Bone

The new Atlas bag unfolds to be completely flat, making it a necessity for anyone who is dedicated to packing in carry-ons. Bonus: it can be used as a top-handle bag or a cross-body.

The Origami-Inspired Option

Knot Handbag Pink
$950 at Acne Studios

Acne has added new colorful options to their classic Musubi bag collection.

The New Bucket Bag

Trademark structured Leather Bucket Bag
$628 at Bergdorf Goodman

The bucket bag has experienced a renaissance in the past couple years. This one is sleek, cool, and Linda Fargo–approved.

The Artsy Bag

Small printed leather top-handle bag
$2,250 at Prada

Prada’s latest collection felt like a Vegas-style rave. But this bag also recalls American pop-art like Warhol or Lichtenstein. Potato, potahto.

The Status Bag

Balenciaga Ville Tote
$2,450 at Net-a-Porter

Logomania is back and leading the pack is Balenciaga. So if you’re buying into the trend, this is the way to go.

The New Lady Bag

Hunting Season Trunk Lizard and Suede Shoulder Bag
$850 at Net-a-Porter

Now that top-handles have had their moment, try a mini-bag in lipstick red. It’s also a bit more convenient to tote around.

The Fresh Little Black Bag

The Tangle Bag
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The Tangle Bag
$770 at Jil Sander

Jil Sander has a knack for turning even the most traditional items into interesting ones. This time they’ve transformed the shoulder bag with a knotted strap.

The Disco Ball

Sequin Shoulder Bag
$1,950 at Miu Miu

This Miu Miu bag is just like the brand — fun and playful. While this bag screams “PARTY,” it would look just as good with a pair of jeans and a sweater. Balance.

The Classic

Lee Radziwill Satchel
$798 at Tory Burch

You may (understandably) want to invest in a bag that looks timeless. The new Lee Radziwill (Jackie Kennedy’s sister) tote from Tory Burch is a good modern option.

The New Work Bag

Longchamp Le Foulonne Leather Tote
$790 at Bloomingdales

This bag puts in the work. It has two interior compartments to help you organize your life, and looks pretty good while doing it.

The Updated Basket

Fendi Runaway Tartan Plaid Shopper
$2,790 at Nordstrom

After this summer on Instagram, it’s easy to feel basket fatigue. But Fendi is here to make you fall in love again.

If You Never Know How Much Stuff You Need

Loewe Hammock Leather Tote
$2,590 at Moda Operandi

At first glance, this bag is a normal top-handle triangle-shaped bag. But it folds out to become a pentagon-shaped bag that fits even more stuff.

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14 Designer Bags to Buy This Fall (or at Least Stalk Online)