Fierce Handbags

Fierce Handbags
ESSENCE.COM Aug, 18, 2010

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In a clutch, a tiny clutch just may not suffice. Oversized handbags are a lifesaver when it comes to loading up on your daily essentials. Whether it’s a shimmery satchel, or a hold-everything hobo, a fab bag can add the glitz to so-so outfits, and in many cases, simply speak for themselves. If you’re in the market for some new arm candy, or just want to see what the celebs are rocking, here’s some inspiration for what just may be your new fall favorite.

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Lala Vazquez’s vibrant dress is hardly the center of attention next to her caramel handbag.

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Nicole Richie’s leather carryall is the perfect every day, multi-season bag.

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Brandy sticks with tradition as she rocks a classic monogram LV purse.

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This bag is perfect in every way from it versatile shimmery exterior to it practical shoulder strap. We’re in love.

Stella McCartney Falabella Large Tote Bag
$1,095 –

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Up close the subtle design has the look of sexy fishnets.

GIVENCHY – ‘Tinhan’ hobo bag
$1,259 –

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The perfect blend of rocker meets femme; dainty basketweave made using hardcore leather and studs.

Remi & Reid – Women’s Grey Gridlocked Hobo Bag
$98 – Kitson

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Even in casual duds Angela Simmon’s Louis bag is totally glam.

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Beyonce takes things to the wild west with a fringed leather tote.

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Venus Williams’s white handbags just may become and exception to the post Labor Day style rules.

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Fringe will be everywhere this fall. The lean price tag on this gold chain accented version is a style steal.

Melie Bianco ‘Dakota’ Fringe Faux Leather Hobo
$78 – Nordstrom

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Nothing says fierce better than fringes on Prada.

Prada Vitello Shine Fringed Satchel
$2,750 – Saks Fifth Avenue

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Halle Berry opts for practical and pretty with a studded messenger bag.

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Aisha Tyler rocks a white shoulder bag with ample outer pockets for her small goods.

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We absolutely love the drawstring top on this shiny padded purse.

Kooba Alice Tote
$298 – National Jean Co.

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An extra large hobo doubles as a perfectly sized overnight bag.

Donna Karan Angles Large Hobo
$995 – Saks Fifth Avenue

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We think Coco would definitely be proud — this quilted oversized Chanel bag is classic and gorgeous.

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Kerry Washington doesn’t let her bag compete with her animal print dress. She goes for neutral on the accessories.

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Perfect for daily toting both on work days and weekends.

Marc Jacobs Stam Bag
$1,474 – mytheresa

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We’re drooling over this oversized sparkler. It’s simply heavenly.

Melie Bianco W10-160
$84 – Lori’s Shoes

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Kelis punches up deep navy with a bright white handbag.

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Rihanna balances timeless Chanel with a ’60s inspired skit and ’80s shades.

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Lace makes just about anything sexy.

DOLCE & GABBANA – ‘Miss Charles’ bag
$900 –

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Two of the falls hottest trends (fringe and animal print) meshed into one nicely sized bag.

Hype Alena Disco Bag
$195 –

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Pewter studs tone down the shininess of the silver backdrop.

Rafe Belle Cross-Body
$295 $214–253 –

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Break away from the norm with a round instead of square handbag.

Pour La Victoire Elton Cross Body Bag
$295 –


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