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Stylish Bags for Fashionable Women

Updated on October 17, 2014

Stylish Trends in Handbags and Purses

Handbags and purses are the must-have accessory for any stylish and practical woman. Surveys indicate that women average 10 bags and some even own more than 20. Crazy. Right? But with so many great bag designs and fabulous designers one can almost understand the passion.

Each season is different in what the designers want you to carry but the fact is you will always have lovely choices of various types of doctor bags, day clutches, box clutches, everyday totes and cross body designs. Styles like metallic, animal print and studs are also quite popular in any season.

So what do you look for in a bag?

If your bag has handles then you want to make sure they are sturdy. Give the bag a tug and make sure it is secure. You will also want the straps to be comfortable on your shoulder.

It should have a neat finish. Check out the seams. Fewer are better. Look at the stitching. It should be neat and even. Make sure the bag has a consistent finish. You don't want the odd blemish in the leather, for instance.

Make sure you like the access. Is it easy to get your hands inside? Can you get the items that you carry in and out easily?

Weight could be an issue. If the bag feels heavy, without anything inside, then you won't enjoy toting the bag around for long. Lightweight is better.

Look at the interior lining. You'll know quality when you see it. Cheap lining will fray and begin to come apart. You want to keep this bag for a long while.

Make sure it zips up easily and securely.

Make sure the bag fits. Seems silly but if you are a petite woman then get a bag that does not overwhelm you. We've all seen the ridiculous bags celebrities carry that seem like they could crawl inside the thing. Size the bag to your body. If you are trying to show off your curves then get a shoulder bag that hits below your bustline comfortably.

Below are bags that will be popular in the Fall and beyond.

Photo credit: Hayden Panettiere rocks a Rebecca Minkoff Morning After Mini Handbag

Doctor Bag
Doctor Bag

Doctor Bag

The classic doctor's bag is geting a lot of play this fall as an alternative to the ever present satchel bag. This bag has all the room you need for whatever items you need to carry while providing the style you need as you go about your daily activities.

This particular doctor bag is a signature design See By Chloé. The leather is soft and the trim is feminine. You will love to take this out on the town running errands. It is the perfect bag for the fashionable woman on the go.

Botkier Misha Clutch

Every girl needs a fashionable clutch. One that will go with that elegant outfit that you wear for an evening event.

This clutch is made from rich leather in a wide array of gorgeous textures and colors. You will love the polished trim that gives it a classy effect. A nice extra feature of this beauty is the exterior pocket which allows you to quickly;y drop those items you need to grab quickly. It also comes with a tuck-away chain strap to add in the versatility in carry. The clutch will definitely be a go to bag for this Fall.

Kooba Leroy Cross Body
Kooba Leroy Cross Body

Kooba Leroy Cross Body Bag

The cross-body bag is getting a lot of attention this fall season. It is probably the most convenient and secure daily use bag that you can carry. This Kooba Leroy cross body bag is perfect for stylish women on the go. Running errands, going to the gym or off to work, you will be able to safely carry anything you might need while creating a stylish look. This bag is made from soft leather and features a cotton lining. A heavy duty zipper will secure all your valuables.

This Fall's newest cross body bags will be amazing for the stylish woman.

Gap Colorblock Canvas Tote
Gap Colorblock Canvas Tote

Gap Colorblock Canvas Tote

You can't go wrong this Fall with a classic tote bag. Stylish women with the need for huge space will love a bag like this colorblock tote from the Gap. Made from both cotton and hemp the woven canvas is study and fashionable. The shoulder strap is removable while having a sturdy metal clasp. If features a nice zipper enclosure.

Every woman need a stylish tote that they can use daily. Gap will make buying one a lot easier on your wallet. This tote is perfect for this season and comes in various colorblock designs.

Michael Kors Chelsea Metallic Leather Tote Bag
Michael Kors Chelsea Metallic Leather Tote Bag

Michael Kors Chelsea Metallic Leather Tote Bag

Metallic bag's are looking to be very popular this Fall season. It is apparent you are going to want at least one nice metallic bag in your wardobe. A bag like this Michael Kors leather tote bag is perfect for work and after-work.

The bag features a shimmery metallic finish with plenty of room to put all your daily need inside. The chainlink trim and designer hardware creates a stylish visual on this bag. You will love the zip top as well as the exterior, and interior, slide pockets. This bag is stylish and has plenty of room.

Michael Kors Hamilton Studded Satchel
Michael Kors Hamilton Studded Satchel

Michael Kors Hamilton Studded Satchel

Studs are everywhere. You have them on your shoes, jeans, jewelry, so you just have to have a stylish studded bag as well.

This Michael Kors Hamilton studded satchel is just the kind of bag that stylish gals will be looking for this Fall. The black studded leather with gunmetal and golden hardware give an appearance of a fashionable bad girl. It features a top handle with a chained shoulder strap for ease of carry. Finally you will love the strapped top with logo-engraved lock detail. I can imagine how amazing this bag will look with a pair of skinny jeans and pointy toe high heels. This studded bag is what will be fashionably hot this Fall.

Leopard Daydreamer Animal Print Bag
Leopard Daydreamer Animal Print Bag

Leopard Daydreamer Animal Print Bag

Whether a tote, shoulder bag, cross body or clutch, animal print is going tobe hot this Fall. Really it's always hot but never more so than this season. A classic tote like this Leopard Daydreamer animal print bag will be perfect for the woman looking to add stylish interest to her wardrobe.

This bag features leather trim, a detailed logo key fob, a black logo shield, and big grosgrain bows. The side pockets are an added convenience while the interior has a zip with more pockets for storage.

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      Nadin Art Design 2 years ago from Israel

      wow, cool article

      love it ;)

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      SuzyShopping 4 years ago

      I really like the Cross Body Bag - I shall start saving at once!

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      fitsara 5 years ago

      Really love what I'm seeing this Fall for the cross body bags. Seems every designer has created something I want!