We’re well into spring/summer sale season, but pre-fall bags are not quite in stores yet, which makes this kind of a weird time for shopping. Lucky for us, it also makes it a great opportunity to be proactive; several major online retailers let you pre-order lots of the upcoming season’s bags, and there are some gems to be found right now, even if they won’t arrive at your doorstep for a few weeks.
I’m an instant-gratification sort of girl in most things, but pre-ordering is a good idea if you’re hoping to get your pick of colors in a very of-the-moment bag (the Chloé Drew or Faye, for instance), or if you’ve got your sights set on a print or fabrication of a particular bag that’s clearly seasonal and likely produced in limited quantities. (Fendi fans know all about that.)
To help you get exactly what you want, I shopped around at several of the biggest pre-order purveyors on the Internet to find the pieces I think are likely to become scarce once they’re available. If you love one of these, best to act now rather than hesitate and go without.