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17 Bags That Will Make You Look Like a Fashion Person

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We’re living in a golden age of cute little bags. There will always be heritage brands charging four figures for classic handbags, but right now, the market is booming with emerging designers who work in surprising, fashion-forward silhouettes. And while these bags aren’t dirt cheap, they won’t set you back a month’s rent, either. Brands like Nanushka, Wandler, and Staud are already popular with fashion girls, but there are plenty others to discover, like Gu_de, Yuzefi and Imago-A, that deserve equal billing in your shopping cart. Scroll below to shop all of the bags we’re loving this season.

If You’re Sick of Boring Totes

Chylak Feather Trim Bag

Everyone has a basic black tote bag, but does yours have feathers? Add this to the mix when you want to give your outfit a focal point.

If You Love Lady Bags

Reike Nen Pebble Mini Leather Shoulder Bag

Top-handle bags are just about flawless, except for the problem of what to do when you’re tired of carrying it around. This Reike Nen is as elegant as any lady bag, but with the addition of a handy cross-body strap.

If You’re Still Not Over Scrunchies

Loeffler Randal Aurora Bag

Not even handbags are safe from the return of the scrunchie.

The Bag That Was All Over Fashion Week

Staud Moon Shoulder Bag

If one bag emerged as a winner of fashion week, it was Staud’s Moon Bag. The sleek, round shape and sturdy leather looks way more expensive than its $295 price tag.

The Newcomer

Alfeya Valrina Nithia Bag

She might be new, but Indonesian designer Alfeya Valrina already has a signature: a clear vinyl detail on each of her bags.

If You’re Crazy About Animal Print

Rixo Dora Leather & Calf Hair Bag

We’ve been talking about animal prints for three seasons straight, and it’s still not slowing down. Zebra is an interesting twist on the trend.

If You Want an Everyday Cross-body

Osoi Croc-Effect Crossbody Bag

Sometimes you just want a bag to mindlessly throw your crap in, without thinking twice about it. Brown feels decadent and fall-minded, especially worn against a classic wool coat.

If You Like Unusual Shapes

Aesther Ekme Demi Lune Leather Bucket Bag

Cue the questions, “Where’d you get that?”

If You’re Looking for Faux- Leather

Nanushka Mini Lynee Bucket Bag

Looking to avoid leather but don’t want to compromise on style? Nanushka regularly uses faux-leather alternatives in both clothing and handbag designs.

If You Love Your Puffer Jacket

Dries Van Noten Padded Satin Tote

Dries Van Noten is not new by any standards, but rarely will anyone find one of the designer’s bags at such an accessible price point.

If You Love Vintage Bags

Imago-A Nº47 Carre Top Handle Mini Bag

This one is functional yet whimsical, with a vintage vibe.

If You Can’t Decide on a Neutral

Yuzefi Dip Bag

After finally deciding to buy a handbag comes the painstaking choice, “Which color?” With this neutral palette of black, brown, and cream, you don’t have to pick just one.

If You’re a Bucket-Bag Diehard

TL-180 La Marcello Leather Bucket Bag

With vivid emerald croc-embossed leather and a cool shape, it’s an upgrade to that Mansur Gavriel bucket bag you’ve been lugging for years.

If Simplicity Is Your Motto

Ratio et Motus Mini Twin Shoulder Bag

A streamlined and elegant shoulder bag for just the essentials.

If Brown Is Your Neutral of Choice

GU_DE Leather Shoulder Bag

The acrylic chain handle is a signature from the up-and-coming Korean brand.

If You’re Looking for Something Really Unusual

Rejina Pyo Olivia Snake-Effect Box Bag

It’s like a chic, trendy, snake-print version of those paper boxes you throw your food in at the salad bar.

The Instagram Favorite

Wandler Luna Leather Crossbody Bag

Ask any fashion person, and they’ll tell you about Wandler. The brand’s footwear became a staple over the summer, but we’re equally excited about their functional handbags.

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17 Bags That Will Make You Look Like a Fashion Person