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Get The Gossip Girl Look With These 11 It Handbags For Fall

The handbag is one of those fashion items that a woman can never have too many of in her closet. Handbags change with each season and now that fall is here, it’s high time to switch things up – yet again!  With so many different sizes, materials, silhouettes, designers, etc. it’s sometimes hard to know where to begin.  So, instead of overwhelming you with endless options, we have narrowed it down to 10 must-have handbag trends for this fall season.  You’re sure to love one of them!

Blake Lively on the set of Gossip Girl carries a Burberry “Orchard” bowler bag for the fall 2012 season

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If you’re a woman on-the-go – which most of you reading this probably are – a tote, top-handle satchel, structured or bowler bag will be the perfect match. These types of bags are practical because they can carry all the essentials…and then some, and can polish off any outfit by making a sophisticated statement.  Did we mention Serena Van Der Woodsen’s classic Burberry “Orchard” bag in oxblood and navy (blackcurrant/plum) equine stripes?  How elegant is her suede bag? You’ll be seeing it soon on Gossip Girl, not to worry!

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A crossbody or bucket bag is perfect for days when you don’t want to be weighed down.  They’re also great for transitioning to night, as you won’t be hindered by them or worried about forgetting them in the bar.  Clutches will always be in style, but this fall try an oversized clutch for added drama.

The oversized look adds more sophistication to an ensemble. Plus, it’s not reserved strictly for evening wear, it’s also stylish and allowed for day.  For some trendier options this fall, we suggest bags with tassels, colorblocking, shades of oxblood (which is simply just another fancier way to say burgundy, bordeaux, or maroon), and embossed with something exotic or reptile.

Below are our 11 “it” handbag picks based on the most exciting fall 2012 trends. Both practical and stylish, you can’t go wrong with any of these. And, you certainly won’t want to pick just one!  Leave a comment below and tell us which bag you’re dying to have!  Or, post a pic on our facebook page carrying your fall “it” bag.

1. McQ Alexander McQueen Tartan Jacquard Tote

2. Nasty Gal Shadow Studded Bag

3. Burberry Prorsum Embellished suede tote

4. Michael Michael Kors Uptown Astor Crossbody

5. Nasty Gal Pierced Bucket Bag

6. ASOS Slot Through Envelope Clutch

7. Rebecca Minkoff Woven-Leather Perfection Tote

8. Cynthia Vincent Dunnaway Colorblock Tote Bag

9. Rachel Zoe Deux Tote

10. Cashhimi Croc Embossed Handbag

11. Burberry London Chocolate Haymarket Small Orchard Bowling Bag

11 “It” Handbags For This Fall Season

About The Author

Emma is obsessed with all things fashion, interior design, and beauty. Some of her style icons include Mary-Kate Olsen, Rachel Zoe, and Kate Moss. Emma looks forward to picking out her outfit every morning, and loves mixing high/low pieces. Her guilty pleasures include laying out at the beach, shopping, and watching The Real Housewives. Follow her on pinterest and twitter @emmalaurenk.

3 Responses

  1. Bianca

    I love the Burberry one! I am not a fan of mustard, but in this bad it is a gorgeous color for Fall.

    -Bianca at


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