Wow there are more than 1900 different bags to choose from for Fall 2012. That is a lot of bags! So let’s have a look at some of the best bags designers showed us for Fall 2012 and what bags you need.
(see picture above) Acoording to Wikipedia a satchel is ”a bag, often with a strap. The strap is often worn so that it diagonally crosses the body, with the bag hanging on the opposite hip, rather than hanging directly down from the shoulder. They are traditionally used for carrying books. The main difference between a satchel and a briefcase is that a satchel is soft-sided. Also, satchels often have straps while briefcases usually don’t.”. Now I don’t think the above quite match that description, but Style.com says they are satchels and so they sit here in that category as well. In any case the above bags are gorgeous. Probably the most timeless one is this Alexander McQueen bag. So chic!
According to the dictionary a clutch is “A woman’s purse that is strapless and carried in the hand”. I have always found these rather unhandy as I like to use my hands for other things and get my bag out of the way. Nevertheless there is no denying that they can be very elegant. And they are an excellent way to add some fashion to an outfit. Like to keep your outfit simple and elegant? No problem! Just add one of these super fashionable clutches and you will look instantly hip! I could not resist adding the clutch version of the Alexander McQueen bag as well. It’s so timelessly elegant…
The wiki definition of a tote bag is “a large and often unfastened bag, with parallel handles that emerge from the sides of its pouch. Clearly all the above bags don’t match this definition, still Style.com classified them as totes, so that is where they will be here as well. I’m getting increasinly fond of tote bags since I like to carry my big and heavy camera with me. These bags can fit everything (which is usually a lot) I like to bring with me. And if they are as fabulous as the ones above, then even your most boring outfit will look better for it.
This is another favorite of mine, but you can argue that the examples above don’t entirely meet the description. According to wikipedia a hobo bag is ”a style of handbag or purse that is typically large and characterized by a crescent shape, a slouchy posture and a long strap designed to wear over the shoulder. Hobo bags are made out of soft, flexible materials and tend to slump, or slouch, when set down.”. I’m loving the bags above though. The blue one has an unexpected but very elegant bottom. The Missoni bag is an excellent way to add some pattern to your outfit and the Tila March bag is a perfect way to add some yellow. I really like the design of that one too!
A shoulder bag is a bag with a long strap that is hung over the shoulder. These bags are very chic and elegant, but for me often too small. Still I’m drooling over the examples above. Perhaps I should just be happy to take my small camera sometimes….
These handbags are worn with evening wear. Many are sparkly and shiny and glamorous. Both of these would fit very well in my wardrobe indeed.
I don’t think anyone will have much trouble finding a great handbag this fall! Which is your favorite?