22 Fabulous Handbags for Fall

The season's best bags to grab for daytime, nights out and everything in between.

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Ladylike, top-handle frame bags are surging to the top of the trend wagon this season. The Alexander Wang Tai Dopp Kit bag puts a minimalist edge on the classic piece. (<a href="http://www.openingceremony.us/products.asp?menuid=2&catid=24&productid=22786">$750, Opening Ceremony</a>)
3/22
Topshop
You may think this was uncovered in a vintage shop, but no -- the Topshop Hard Leather Shoulder Bag is a completely contemporary take on the structured day bags of a bygone era. (<a href="http://us.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=60&viewAllFlag=false&catalogId=33060&storeId=13052&categoryId=210028&parent_category_rn=208705&productId=1870574&langId=-1">$80, Topshop.com</a> )
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Gilt Groupe
<a href="http://www.nbcnewyork.com/blogs/threadny/THREAD-Today-at-Noon-Tucker-for-Target-on-Gilt-101155269.html">Mulberry for Target </a> drops October 10, making available to the masses the brand's signature lady-who-lunches tote with a fresh, young spin.
5/22
Net-a-Porter
Nowhere does it say Thou Shalt Not Covet the Proenza Schouler PS1 Satchel, so as a result, the bag is still in high demand for the coming season. With sizes and finishes hovering on both ends of $2K (seen here in the larger version, dressed in gray suede), it reaches epic levels of both investment and style. (<a href="http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/94474#">$1,995, Net-a-Porter</a>)
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Shopbop
The long shoulder strap on the Made Her Think Lizzie bucket bag brings this purse to '80s greatness -- like a little wrecking ball of retro-punk style. (<a href="http://www.shopacrimony.com/shop/accessories/womens/accessories/whats-new/3514-made-her-think-lizzie-handbag/"/a> on sale $440, Acrimony</a>)
7/22
Old Navy
The Old Navy Canvas Bucket Bag nails the casual pouch trend at a very sweet price point. (<a ahref="http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=12815&vid=0&pid=775209&scid=775209032">$19.50, Old Navy</a> )
8/22
Shopbop
With the option to go cross-body, the CC Skye Nika Pouchette adds function to on-trend, grommet-encrusted form. (<a href="http://www.shopbop.com/nika-pouchette-cc-skye/vp/v=1/845524441876461.htm?folderID=2534374302153571&extid=affprg-2687457-CCSKY2007129211">$220, Shopbop.com</a>)
9/22
Wendy Nichol
Fall bags this season get wild in all kinds of furry get-ups. We love the Wendy Nichol Lambskin Gatherer Bag for a luxe daytime alternative. (<a href="http://shop.wendynicholnyc.com/collections/frontpage/products/lambskin-gatherer-bag#">$400, WendyNicholNYC.com</a>)
10/22
Telemundo
The Marc by Marc Jacobs Nico Lamb Shoulder Bag turns a sumptuous shearling shoulder bag into something fun. (<a href"http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/95313?cm_mmc=LinkshareUS-_-Custom-_-Link-_-Builder&siteID=Hy3bqNL2jtQ-wwfRn0aHM2qN7q6ZBM1jJw#">$495 at Net-a-Porter.com</a>)
11/22
Bergdorf Goodman
The crowning glory of the season's fur-accented accessories trend is the opulent Miu Miu Patchwork Mink Satchel. <a href="http://www.bergdorfgoodman.com/store/catalog/prod.jhtml?itemId=prod58110018&parentId=cat290700&masterId=cat260104&index=2&cmCat=cat000000cat257221cat260104cat290700">$2,990, Bergdorf Goodman</a>)
12/22
Fossil
The delightfully retro, somewhat boyish Fossil Dayton backpack is one chic carryall for the back-to-school season, even if you're years beyond the classroom. (<a href="http://www.fossil.com/en_US/shop/backpack_dayton-mbg5893p.html?parent_category_rn=&N=0&Ntx=mode+matchallpartial&Ntk=FossilSearchEn&Ntt=backpack&rec=4&pn=sr&imagePath=MBG5893222">$188, Fossil.com</a>)
13/22
Net-a-Porter
A true "it" bag this season, Alexander Wang's Sydney Velvet backpack incorporates hot-right-now velvet into a slouchy-cool knapsack. <a href="http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/95371#">$775, Net-a-Porter.com</a>)
14/22
Barneys New York
The vintage-inspired attitude of the Jas MB Box Rucksack makes this polished-but-hearty bag seem classic and cutting-edge all at once. (<a href="http://www.barneys.com/Box%20Rucksack/00505004394501,default,pd.html">$565, Barneys New York</a>)
15/22
Neiman Marcus
The formal term for the box clutch is <i>miniaudiere</i>, a glamorous, formal relic as jewel-like as the treasures it's built to hold. This season's take on the prim piece adds an element of edge. Case in point, the Alexander McQueen Studded Skull Clutch. (<a href="http://www.neimanmarcus.com/store/catalog/prod.jhtml?itemId=prod107570065&parentId=cat14210731&masterId=cat000141&index=459&cmCat=cat000000cat000141cat14210731">$1,495, Neiman Marcus</a>)
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It's almost as if someone took grandmother's prized purse and splashed it with neon paint and snakeskin to create the Tory Burch Pop Python-Embossed MIniaudiere. (<a href="http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524446374201&afsrc=1&site_refer=GGLBASE001&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=0885427282044">$365, Saks Fifth Avenue</a>)
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The perfect wild-child accessory, Rebecca Minkoff's Haircalf Leopard Fling Miniaudiere brings spice to something simple. A slinky shoulder strap lies in wait, too. (<a href="http://www.rebeccaminkoff.com/shop/haircalf-leopard-fling-minaudiere.html">$350, RebeccaMinkoff.com</a>)
18/22
La Garconne
This fall's accessories are all bringing some wild to the mundane via animal prints galore. A designer who's aced the trend is Phillip Lim, whose Knap Sack Quilted Tote ups the luxe factor of a feline print even further in quilted suede. (<a href="http://www.lagarconne.com/store/item.htm?itemid=8292&sid=191&pid>$595, La Garçonne</a>)
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There's more to a hot animal print than the cat family, as the Beirn Giraffe Print Jenna Tote so beautifully demonstrates. A rich mosaic conjures up safari-chic while remaining surprisingly neutral. (<a href="http://www.cusp.com/shoponline/product.aspx?folderid=/shoponline/bags/shopbydesigner/beirn&itemId=V0JFV">$465, Cusp</a>)
20/22
L.L. Bean Signature
Reminiscent of a sepia-tinted era of prep, the L.L. Bean Signature Mariner Leather Purse, complete with a rope shoulder strap, hits fall's penchant for saddle bags head-on. (<a href="http://www.llbean.com/llbeansignature/llb/shop/65310?subrnd=1&parentCategory=506150&feat=506150-sigtn&cat4=506149">on sale $77.50, LLBean.com</a>)
21/22
E! Entertainment
The J.W. Hulme Co. Legacy Mini Bag serves as the perfect day-time adventure companion, epitomizing timeless chic in the process. (<a href="http://www.shopbop.com/legacy-mini-bag-jw-hulme/vp/v=1/845524441871767.htm?folderID=2534374302173258&extid=affprg-2687457-HULME2000332034">$286, Shopbop.com</a>)
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Urban Outfitters
Whether you're toting field notes or cash for brunch, Urban Outfitters' Cope Foldover Satchel gives hipster fashionistas a smartened-up aesthetic. (<a href="http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=18260125&cm_mmc=Performics-_-Affiliates-_-Polyvore-_-Primary">$48, Urban Outfitters</a>)
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