In terms of summer in New York City, as the TikTokers say, we’re into the thick of it (hello humidity), and for handbag lovers, that means one thing: designers are already beginning to thrust fall fashion upon us. Little by little brands will tease what’s to come, and one of the most effective ways that they do this is with product listings for things we can’t have quite yet. Enter: pre-orders. Fall 2021 pre-orders began to trickle in last month, giving us a pretty good handle on what we’re going to see from designers come fall.
We’ve dug through to bring you the best. Pre-orders are our first opportunity to see detailed photos and pricing of new bags, which makes pre-order season an exciting time for bag-buy planning, even if you don’t intend to hit the trigger quite yet. Nestled among these pre-orders we’ve already spotted some trends to watch for this fall: puffy leathers, jewel tones and statement-making hardware are among them. Check out our finds below and let us know if you’re eyeing any of these picks.