Fall is upon us, and we love covering the seasonal trends as we see them arise. Amanda already shared 20 burgundy bags to start your fall wardrobe, and today I’m revisiting the subject.

Burgundy bags can be found in almost every designer’s handbag selection for fall, and it doesn’t take much wondering to figure out why. Burgundy (bordeaux, oxblood, whatever you want to call it) is a color that’s subtle yet powerful and easy to pair with a variety of outfits and colors. Looking to wear fall tans? Burgundy works. Sticking with an all-black ensemble? Burgundy still works. It also gets along well with a variety of non-neutrals; the color transforms and makes itself the perfect accent for almost every palette, and that’s why designers find it a sure shot.

I found 16 more of the best burgundy bags for fall, and truth be told, if I won the lotto, I might go out and buy every single one of them–I love them that much. Check out my additional picks for fall’s best burgundy bags below!

Burgundy may be the perfect fall color; it’s rich, versatile and basically a neutral, but it’s not quite as obvious a choice as an actual neutral. Black, grey, tan, navy–burgundy looks flawless with all of them, and depending on the undertones of the particular shade, it can read as anything from a particularly warm brown to just a shade off aubergine. All of that, of course, makes it a perfect choice for a new handbag.

Burgundy (or, as everyone suddenly decided to call it, oxblood) had a huge fall last year, and based on the deliveries currently rolling into stores, the industry’s appreciation for the color hasn’t abated. If you’re all stocked up on traditional neutrals and want something a little bit more interesting in your wardrobe that will still be appropriate for frequent use, we’ve got 20 options below, in a variety of shapes and price ranges.

Mini bags have been making waves in the handbag world for a while now, and I hope you love the trend, because it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. After the short-lived trend for massive, overly heavy, totally unwieldy oversized bags, the trend pendulum swung toward minis, and all of our arms and shoulders rejoiced.

I love everything about mini bags, from the compact size, to the long shoulder strap, to the fact that my favorite designers have all designed pint-sized version of my favorite bags. With summer here, a mini bag is even more important as you spend more time out on long summer days.

I rounded up the 18 Best Mini Bags of Summer 2014 in the best shades to add the perfect bag to your wardrobe. Good luck not wanting them all!

Two’s a coincidence, three’s a trend. It’s not just a saying – it tends to be true, especially when the “three” in question is a trio of handbags from major luxury designers that all share the same sort of peculiar detailing. In this case, it’s snakeskin handles against a bag that’s largely made of regular leather, and Dior, Balenciaga and Givenchy have all bought in. (more…)

Whether you’re a Coachella die-hard or a casual concertgoer, one thing we can all agree on is that there’s nothing worse than having to fuss around with your bag when all you want to do is dance. While crossbody bags and backpacks leave your hands free for taking pictures and enjoying an ice cold beer, they can sometimes get in the way of your ridiculously good dance moves. Hence, I’ve turned to the belt bag. (more…)

For those of you who wanted one, it’s probably time to come to terms with the fact that you’re not going to get a Mansur Gavriel Bucket Bag for spring. (Add it to your wishlist at Net-a-Porter, though – a friend who did so fairly recently saw it show up in her shopping bag last week.) That’s a bummer, but the good news is that Mansur Gavriel was on the front end of a trend that has since become huge – bucket bags are spring’s biggest handbag shape trend, and the brands entering into the fray include everyone from Opening Ceremony to Hermes. (more…)

Spring has barely taken hold, but our favorite online haunts are already fully stocked with warm-weather goodies. Every year at about this time, we start planning our beach wardrobes, with include the typical items: swim suit, sunglasses, cover-up and the perfect summery bag. Straw bags gain popularity every summer, and it seems straw has taken center stage for this season’s batch of bags.

When most people think of woven bags, an oversized vacation tote comes to mind, but the material goes far beyond that. From the cutest straw clutch (Marc Jacobs, I’m talking to you!) to an elegant straw tote, we rounded up the best straw bags of the season below.

While Mother Nature keeps playing with our start to spring, the calendars alerted us that spring arrived a week ago, and with it came a new crop of handbags. One of the biggest trends for spring is fringe, which graced some of our favorite spring runways, and thankfully, those bags are finally hitting stores. Fringe on handbags tends to look very boho, but this season, the trend offers a variety of fringe, from extreme luxury to the perfect festival bag.

With the trend in mind, I scoured the web to find the best fringe bags for Spring 2014. Gucci and Valentino took to the trend with many of their accessories, so you will see quite a few options from these two brands. Overall, though, the bags range in price from $38 to $2,995, which means there is a bag for every occasion and budget. (more…)

Don’t say we didn’t warn you, but over the next month or two, something confusing is going to happen: your favorite brand is going to try to sell you a backpack. Even if you’re not a student. Even, in some cases, if you haven’t been a student in several decades and you thought the designers you prefer knew you wouldn’t ever need one again. Whether or not you’re receptive to their pitch is up to you, but it’s coming. If you’re a contemporary customer, it’s already here.

When we’ve written about backpacks in the past, readers have seemed split in the idea, at best. Now that the trend has reached critical mass, with backpacks (or the euphemistically termed “sling bags”) appearing in Spring 2014 accessories lineups at virtually every level of the price spectrum, we want to hear if your opinions have changed or softened at all. Before you answer, take a look at the nearly two dozen backpacks below; some are brand new designs from brands who have gone all-in on the trend, others are familiar bags with double straps added by designers who seem to be hedging to see if backpacks are nothing more than a passing fad. (I’m betting on “fad.”)

Yesterday was a truly dreary and bitter day in New York City (as they all have been lately, except for Super Bowl Sunday, because Pepsi paid for it to be warm, or something), but because fashion lives in an alternate universe, I was met by nothing but bright, eye-searing neon yellow when I opened up my browser to begin compiling post topics for the week. If you thought that, after season upon season of fluorescents, we might be on to something else by now, I have some bad news for you. (more…)

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