Best Bags of New York Fashion Week Fall 2013

Another season has come and gone, and before we dive into what the Europeans have to offer in the coming weeks, it’s time to look back at what we learned about Fall 2013 during New York Fashion Week. First and foremost, things aren’t going be be quite as busy and boisterous going forward as they have been over the past few seasons. Most brands showed lots of neutrals (black and white, in combination, in particular) and subdued colors, which is great for people like us. It gives accessories an opportunity to sing.

And sing they did. The bags out of New York this season are exotic, furry, haircalf’d and embellished with textiles and jewels. As fussy as that sounds, though, there’s a sophistication to the best of the group that takes down the volume by an order of magnitude and manages to make those elements look wearable and elegant. Below, the 20 strongest American contenders for your handbag dollars from Fall 2013. Fill us in on your favorite of the bunch in the comments.

[Images via Vogue]

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  • Bella

    This is a very similar style to Celine. They had a black and brown calf hair travel bag.

    • Amanda Mull

      I think we’re in for a lot of Celine-reminiscent bags from a whole variety of designers over the next season or two. *cough*Saint Laurent*cough*

  • Katherine Callaghan

    Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous! But I’m really loving the Victoria Beckham and Tory Burch collections! Hope you guys enjoyed Fashion Week! =]

  • Leah

    I’m surprised to admit how much I like the Tory Burch designs.

  • Sandra

    I think that this may be a first but I really love the Michael Kors bag….also the Philip Lim….

  • Anne

    Actually lovely to see that bags as the top 20. And not an Hermes amongst them.

    • bryologue

      Because this is for NYFW. But once we get to PFW, we’ll definitely see Hermès here. :)

  • Labellaluxe Boutique

    Loved the Victoria Beckham and the small printed bags!

  • Stella

    this is ugly

  • Stella

    OOOh yess the old rug it reminds me of my grandmother!

  • Stella

    Yesss! He is strating to get it right! like his watches.

  • Stella

    Perfect! I want this one!

  • Stella

    Leave the Crocs alone , but it’s gorgeous in anything even grany’s rug

  • Stella

    hate clutches I need my hands always, but the collor is beautifull.

  • urbankitty

    3.1 Phillip Lim Ryder Bag will definitely be my next Lim purchase! It totally stood out among all the other bags at NYFW.

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