There are so many fun handbag trends this fall that no matter what style you prefer, it has probably hit a trend list from at least one of the many fashion bloggers and magazines. However, there are four trends that appear across the board that you won’t want to miss this season.
Tassels. Whether a handbag has one tassel or several, it doesn’t matter as long as there’s one somewhere on the bag. Tassels made a big showing at New York Fashion Week this fall and they’re showing up on the sides of purses, in the center, and on the straps. Some designers have incorporated an entire row of tassels across the front closure. Multicolored tassels are also popular and playful this year. The Purse Blog highlights some of the best tasseled bags seen during Fashion Week. The perfectly tassled Melie Bianco bags pictured below are great sellers!
Embroidery, Embellishments, and Appliques. These design features make it a fun and colorful season for handbags. Some designers have used all three design elements on one purse creating little works of art, feasts for the eyes. The handbag becomes the centerpiece of the outfit! The look is gem encrusted, bright floral embellishments, and optical illusions. The Mary Frances bags below embody this style.
Cross Body Bags. This handbag style is always available, but this fall, bags of all shapes, sizes and styles are being shown as cross body bags. And according to InStyle.com, the shorter the straps the better so that the bag sits between the underarm and the upper hip bone. See our Pinterest board for examples of this trend. Several fashion bloggers have suggested that the look can be created by simply converting typical shoulder bags to cross body bags. Nevertheless, this chic look appeared often in the fall runway shows and the trend is making its way to the streets. Ili offers colorful cross body bags like the two pictured below.
Saddle Bags. They keeping coming back! This fall, saddle bags are most often seen in traditional brown leather, but some designers, like Coach, are showing them in tiny floral patterns or covered in flower appliques. Most designers have their own versions of the seventies style saddle bag. In fact, several saddle bags made the top “50 Standout Bags” list on Fashionista.com. The great thing about this bag style is that it can easily encompass the other top trends like tassels, embroidery and the cross body style. So, you may just have the perfect fall bag if it’s a cross body style saddle bag with tassels and embroidery! Two saddle bags from Steven are pictured below.
Ask your rep about the handbags available from Coco + Carmen, Mary Frances, Steven, Ili, Melie Bianco, and more and be sure to check out our Pinterest board for these and other exciting fall handbag trends. What’s your favorite handbag style? Let us know in the comments!