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The Best New Bags of Fall 2020

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In a season where bags were sent down the runways in a myriad of shapes, colors and styles, there have never been more options available to the consumer. The beauty of a great bag is that you don't have to think twice about it; just grab it and go—all while remaining stylish and put-together. Whatever your daily routine, there's a bag that will fit the bill and elevate your look in a pinch. For Fall 2020, we saw the return of hobo bags, a doubling-down on the heavy chain trend, and the advent of the circular silhouette bag—and we were both shocked and delighted to see that small "knick-knacks" ruled another season of runway shows. These are our picks for the best bags of the season, ranging from the luxury to the affordable.

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Full Circle

A circular silhouette is the fresh new shape for fall. Making its way down the runways at Coperni (left) and Balmain, it's destined to be a hot shape for the upcoming season.

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Rantan Bag in Sage Green Croc
JW PEI jwpei.com
$99.00

Not only do we love the shape of this bag, but we stan it for its color and price.   

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Swipe Mini Leather Tote
Coperni net-a-porter.com
$160.50

Fun fact: The curved shape of this baby pink bag is inspired by the slide motion you once used to unlock your iPhone.

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Moon Bag
Staud verishop.com
$295.00

This genuine leather, logo-less bag is the perfect choice if you're looking for something versatile. 

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Chain Gang

For the past few seasons, heavy chains have ruled the runways in the form of different iterations, from necklaces to bracelets to shoes—and now they've come for bags. Test-drive this trend by wearing this style on your next night out.

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Black Serial Chain Bag
Venczel ssense.com
$662.00

Copenhagen-based designer Matilda Venczel draws inspiration from leather-working and saddlery for her namesake brand. Her pieces are super-structured and unlike any bag you already own. 

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Small Nolo Chain Leather Top Handle Bag
Oscar de la Renta modaoperandi.com
$1,850.00

This simple chain clutch from Oscar de la Renta's prefall collection is elegant enough for day or trendy enough for night. 

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Gathered Clutch Bag
Marques Almeida ssense.com
$230.00

Make a statement with the XL red clutch. 

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Frame Worthy

A metal frame is the perfect detail for accentuating the silhouette of your bag or clutch. Try a larger version for day and the a smaller one for a night out.

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Garland Black Velvet Bag
Topshop yoox.com
$35.00

The quintessential "lady" bag at an amazing price.

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Metal Frame Clutch
Marni farfetch.com
$356.00

Stand out in this chic yellow piece from Marni with a detachable shoulder strap. 

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Bellona
Laurus laurus-online.com
€3,618.00

This vintage-inspired silhouette in ostrich skin is a timeless addition to your wardrobe. Plus, the brand is pledging to donate 100 percent of their June profits to NAACP, The Know Your Rights Camp, COVID-19 Relief Fund, Black Lives Matter, and Show Racism the Red Card.

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That '70s Show

We saw hobo bags make their way down the runways at Bottega Veneta (left), Chloe (right) and Tory Burch this fall. Our prediction: These bag will do well from a retail standpoint, since they're so versatile and spacious.

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Oversized Hobo
Cuyana cuyana.com
$395.00

This XL structured tote is the ultimate carryall. 

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Alpha
Coccinelle coccinelle.com
$216.00

This soft hobo bag comes in six different colorways and will fit all your essentials.  

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Medium Darryl Leather Hobo Bag
Chloé saksfifthavenue.com
$1,850.00

Woodstock gets an upgrade with this bohemian bag from Chloé.

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Perfectly Sculpted

Structured bags took on many different forms this season, and we saw them in a mix of abstract shapes. From JW Anderson (left) to Hermès (right) there's a style perfectly suited for you.

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Open Tulip Micro Tote
Little Liffner shopbop.com
$152.25

This embossed calfskin piece from Little Liffner gives the everyday tote a twist. 

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Ada Top-Handle Structured Bag
Yuzefi farfetch.com
$499.00

This adorable two-tone piece from Yuzefi is unlike anything else on the market.  

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Mishe Bag
Vavvoune vavvoune.com
$495.00

This structured bag with gold hardware looks great with or without the shoulder strap. 

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Trinkets & Such

Fashion's most fun and frivolous trend is the "knick-knack." From bags you sport on your necklace (Tom Ford) to purses you rock on your wrist (Prada), below are some of our faves.

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Gold Small Lighter Case Necklace
Ambush ssense.com
$140.00

Your lighter will never be far away with this necklace from the Tokyo-based line Ambush. I know exactly who I'm buying this for..

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Chain Lipstick Case
Gucci farfetch.com
$290.00

Glossy lips only, courtesy of Gucci.

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Anjuna Belt Bag
ashya.co
$595.00

The belts on the fall runways at Prada, Fendi and McQueen doubled as utility belts that can hold your belongings and knick-knacks. This leather one from Ashya has five different compartments so you can go about your day hands-free. 

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