Pre-fall collections are a beautiful thing. Not only do they give us something to talk about, look at and eventually buy during what used to be the awful, seemingly endless summer retail slump, but the clothes and accessories therein also tend to be exceedingly practical and wearable in a way that collections that have to turn heads on a highly publicized runway often aren’t. Pre-fall is like the industry’s best-kept secret for clothes you can wear and enjoy all year.

Perhaps that explains why the shipment of Pre-Fall 2012 bags that just arrived at Neiman Marcus are so aggressively neutral. Don’t get me wrong, though, these bags have plenty of personality; from Fendi to Reed Krakoff, these designers have combined seemingly every neutral shade in their arsenal to make bags that are both wearable and eye-catching. With so many brights clogging store shelves for spring and summer, it’s almost refreshing to see those styles re-imagined in shades of black, brown, tan and grey. Check out some of our favorites after the jump.

Yves Saint Laurent Leopard Cabas ChYc, $2595 via Neiman Marcus

Marc Jacobs Manhattan Whitney Colorblock Bag, $1350 via Neiman Marcus

Reed Krakoff Python and Leather Atlantique, $2890 via Neiman Marcus

Reed Krakoff Gym Bag II Tote, $990 via Neiman Marcus

Fendi Silvana Snakeskin and Leather Bag, $3110 via Neiman Marcus

Fendi Daisy Clutch, $1850 via Neiman Marcus

  • kate

    Love the YSL bag!

  • Alexandra Davidoff

    Love the YSL Leopard Cabas ChYe! Elegant without being too uptight. 

  • Ale Semenov

    I am inlove with black and white

  • TaoTube

    Team YSL!

  • monica

    i love animal prints!

  • Sandra Rowley

    YSL for me as well!

  • Julie_gallaher

    This is such a great bag and amazing! I love watching tiger skin type of bag! so elegant!

  • Janet Elizabethllc

    Wait until you see what MY fall 2012 bag collection on Etsy!

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