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.
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.
JW PEI Rantan Bag in Sage Green Croc
Not only do we love the shape of this bag, but we stan it for its color and price.
Coperni Swipe Mini Leather Tote
Fun fact: The curved shape of this bag is inspired by the slide motion you once used to unlock your iPhone.
Staud Moon Bag
This genuine leather, logo-less bag is the perfect choice if you're looking for something versatile.
For the past few seasons, heavy chains have ruled the runways in 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.
Venczel Serial Shoulder Bag
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.
Kara Pinch Shoulder Bag with Chain
This top handle bag is designed to be extra spacious.
Marques Almeida Pleated Clutch Bag
This baby pink bag is the perfect color addition to your wardrobe.
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.
Hobo Bags Lauren
This bright red clutch will make a statement.
Chylak Frame Bag
Fun fact: These bags are created in limited quantities—so much so that each piece is stamped in gold with its own personal serial number.
This vintage-inspired silhouette in ostrich skin is a timeless addition to your wardrobe. Plus, the brand donated 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.
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.
Elleme Vosges Leather Shoulder Bag by Elleme
Based in Paris, designer Jingjing Fan's brand, Elleme, has a cult following.
Chloé Medium Darryl Leather Hobo Bag
Woodstock gets an upgrade with this bohemian bag from Chloé.
Cuyana Oversized Hobo
This XL structured tote is the ultimate carryall.
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.
Yuzefi Ada Top-Handle Structured Bag
This adorable two-tone piece from Yuzefi is unlike anything else on the market.
Silver and Riley Cylinder Bucket Bag in Mandarin
This cylinder bag can also be worn as a shoulder bag or a crossbody.
Mateo Black Croc Catherine Box Bag
This embossed croc piece will add a bit of sophistication to your look.
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.
Ambush Lighter Necklaces
Your lighter will never be too far with this necklace from Ambush.
Gucci Chain Lipstick Case
Glossy lips only, courtesy of Gucci.
Anjuna Belt Bag
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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Katie Attardo is the Accessories Editor at Marie Claire, covering all things fashion and jewelry-related.
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