Fall 2009 Handbag Trends

Forget about carrying around some arm candy this fall handbags are meant to be held on to. From Satchels to totes double handle bags are a staple look this season. We present you with the hottest styles translated from the runway to reality.
ESSENCE.COM Aug, 28, 2009

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From satchels to totes, double and single handle bags are a staple look this season. We present you with the hottest styles translated from the runway to reality.

By Qianna Smith

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Subdued glam was the mood at Vera Wang for fall 2009. Go for a bag that may look basic but has luxe finishes. We are lovin’ glossy leather totes like the one pictured here.

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Tall totes are the perfect accessory for the girl on-the-go who lives in her bag and needs plenty of carry-all space.

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Ports 1961 designer Tia Cibani ventured to India for fall 2009. Eye-catching bags decked out in ethnic or tribal prints will add a touch of allure to your wardrobe this season.

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Take a trip to the opera this season with the innovative styles of Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana for D&G. The operatic-inspired collection hit a high note with this squared satchel bag.

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These pint size satchels are everything you need to heat up the town in style this fall/winter. The artisan hardware details on both bags give it just the right touch of glam.

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Oversized bags like this leather one at Isaac Mizrahi are in style; if you bought one this summer you definitely want to transition it to fall. Just remember that these comfy, roomy bags are best carried for casual/day settings.

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Say goodbye to your boring brief case and get carried away like model Chanel Iman, who makes this hobo bag at the Doo.Ri fall show look extra corporate chic.

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This season the Hobo bag is outfitted with one-of-a-kind detailing that is sure to make you stand out. You can’t go wrong carrying one of these must-have everyday handbags.

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This fall is all about embellished detail. From chain handles on bags like the one pictured here at Brain Reyes fall 2009 collection to fringes and stud accents, you’ll want to hold onto something that will get you noticed day or night.

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Animal prints dominated last fall and it looks like this season they here to stay as well. Bags decked out in snake, python, croc, ostrich or embossed versions are timeless and a sure investment for classic fall style.

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Be the queen of your jungle carrying an animal-printed bag. Embossed animal print is very young and hip, especially in a bold bright color.

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Take your handbag straps and wrap them around your hand or fold them up for your own take of the clutch as seen here at Michael Kors.

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Chado Ralph Rucci turned to handbag designer Leonello Borghi to outfit his collection with versatile bags that will take you from the office to night on the town.

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Need a great everyday bag? Then you’ll love these two small totes that have a classic shape and fashionable color to carry everywhere you go.

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