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Top 5 Designer Purses and Handbags Trends of Fall-Winter 2013/2014

Updated on February 28, 2014
Donna Karan
Donna Karan

The trend of the fall-winter 2013/2014 accessories - handbags are large and medium size.

Fur is in trend with color-blocking; Totes are supersized; Animal prints still in trend and come with new shapes and silhouettes; Mixed textures;

The colour palette is rich of burgundy, deep orange and forest green, as well as, navy, black, red and chocolate brown.

Handbag styles such as the Tote Bags, Fur Bags, Vintage bags, Clutches, Messenger Bags, Backpacks are continue to gain popularity.


Bags Don't Have to Match The Colour of Shoes

In the new winter season, fashion designers are not very strict regarding the ways of wearing handbags. Some advise wearing bags fitted to belts, they recommend holding totes in hand, on the shoulder or simply cross the body.

It's possible to contrast the colour of handbags, purses with shoes. You will hardly find any rules regarding to the matching handbag colour with clothes.

Basically, remember to choose the best design of the bag depending on your outfit. For bag colour ideas, take a look at Blumarine, Chloé, Loewe, Max Mara, Gucci, Prada, Salvatore Ferragamo, Elie Saab, Fendi and the others.

The Fall/ Winter 2013-2014 Handbag Styles Are Very Diverse

With the cold season, we can find lots of fur. It can be found in the shoes and clothing pieces and also handbags.

Fur Bags

Fur bags in fall 2013 are usually medium in size with short handles. They are either entirely covered with fur or elegantly trimmed with fur. Fur bags look elegant, expensive and luxurious.

Fur Handbags are found in Louis Vuitton,Versace, Donna Karan, Burberry, Fendi collections and in many others

Tote Bags

These fashionable bags are very durable and comfortable to use. In form they are mostly rectangular: with two sturdy handles, open top, which usually does not close.

A tote bag has a long history; it came from the shopping bag of the XVII century. In the mid-90s, these bags again became popular all over the world, and in 2013 - finally had a triumphant return to the fashion catwalks and shop displays. A Tote’s stylish look perfectly complements any casual outfit.

Prada, Rochas, Mulberry and other well-known designer brands offer us a wide range of tote bags of various sizes in a minimalist style.

Reptile Skin Bags

Reptile skins are a big are a big winter 2013/2014 trend in shoes and bags. They look feminine and chic.

Crocodile or snakeskin bags are in collection of Prada, Gucci, Mulberry, Dolce & Gabbana


Convenient, vivid colour backpacks in the minimalist style are the trend of winter 2013/2014.

The style of the casual luxury can be found in the collections of Versus, Hermes, DKNY and others

Classic Bags

The classic handbag is another trend of the fall/ winter 2013-2014 season. It's the best for everyday wear, going out, shopping or any other occasions.

Christian Dior, Blumarine and Victoria Beckham collections feature classic handbags


Why to Buy a Designer Handbag?

If you're planning to buy some accessories, you really should decide on a good handbag.

Most people look at the price tag on some stylish handbags and make a decision not to buy because they're just high-priced.

However, if you think about how many times you will be using that bag over the next year and then divide the price of the handbag by that number, you may be surprised to know this handbag is actually a good deal.

When you buy an eight dollar discounted top and after that put it on maybe once or twice, this will cost you four bucks per use. A one hundred dollar handbag that you would use thirty times only costs about three dollars per use. Most people wear a good handbag several hundred times a year.

While fashion purses and handbags are available in variety of price tags, a high quality natural leather bag may cost around 4 to 5 hundred dollars; and in many cases thousands of dollars when it is from a popular fashion designer.

If you can't find the money for a good quality natural leather bag, usually there are alternatives: canvas or fabric bags. However fabric handbag tend to wearout quicker than a leather one.

Finally, remember to never purchase a handbag that will appears like a good quality bag, but in fact is a fake. If the handbag you are looking at is a natural leather, examine it inside to see open ends.

Leather-based ends look and feel not like the ones of vinyl fabric or some other synthetic materials. The easiest method to ensure you will be getting a good quality bag is usually buying it through the trustworthy online shops or websites.


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