Pre-fall used to be a wedged-in mini season used by big brands to fill store shelves in between summer sales and full-scale fall arrivals, but in a high-end market with a near-insatiable thirst for newness and product churn, almost every brand presents a full lineup of ready-to-wear, shoes and accessories for the formerly low-key season. Only the biggest brands present the lines with full-scale, consumer-friendly spectacles, though, and that’s where we come in.

We tore through the lookbooks and press images provided to Vogue Runway by dozens of global brands to find the best handbags in them, both from designers we feature all the time and those that are lesser-known or completely new to the bag game. You can check out all of our results below as we get ready to see what brands have in store for Fall 2016 starting at New York Fashion Week next week.

There are a couple notable brands missing; Céline, Proenza Schouler and Chloé all chose not to make images of their collections available to the public until the clothes hit stores in order to stave off copycats, and Louis Vuitton has yet to show its Pre-Fall 2016 collection (and I can’t find any information on when, or if, it will). When we have more information on those collections, we’ll update you.

3.1 Phillip Lim

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Akris

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Alexander McQueen

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Alexander Wang

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Alexander Wang

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Altuzarra

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Altuzarra

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Giorgio Armani

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Bottega Veneta

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Chanel

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Christopher Kane

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Coach

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Coach

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Delpozo

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Delpozo

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Dior

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Dior

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Emilio Pucci

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Fendi

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Fendi

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Givenchy

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Gucci

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Gucci

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JW Anderson

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JW Anderson

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Lanvin

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Lanvin

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Maison Margiela

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Maison Margiela

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Maiyet

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Marchesa

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Max Mara

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Michael Kors

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Miu Miu

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Nina Ricci

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Olympia Le-Tan

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Rag and Bone

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Ralph Lauren

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Rebecca Minkoff

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Rebecca Minkoff

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RED Valentino

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RED Valentino

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Rochas

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See by Chloé

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Stella McCartney

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Thom Browne

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Thom Browne

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Tory Burch

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Tory Burch

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Valentino

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Valentino

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Versace

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Versace

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pinkngreenpurse
pinkngreenpurse
6 years ago

Love the new Coach Rouge bags……

Irene
Irene
6 years ago

I agree with you whole heartedly. Thanks for saying it. People are always so quick to attack Coach but I’m always open to see what they come out with, especially lately.

Smithy
Smithy
6 years ago

Who is this Delpozo and why haven’t we met?

Amanda Mull
6 years ago
Reply to  Smithy

This is the brand’s first run of handbags, I believe!

Sparky
Sparky
6 years ago

After 53 images I’m handbagged-out. Color, texture, appliqué overload.
Only 2 or 3 I’d consider. What’s with the goofy shapes (camera, dog)? Delpozo looks like an Inside bag copy.

Sparkletastic
Sparkletastic
6 years ago
Reply to  Sparky

OMG! That’s exactly how I felt. Nice bags but whew, it’s too much of too much! Nothing to make me sprint to the store. And I’m so done with handbag as anything but handbag. I’m not carrying the latest Chanel microwave oven bag for $8000 and calling myself chic. ????

Gigi
Gigi
6 years ago

Well, I am sufficiently underwhelmed.

Yazi
Yazi
6 years ago

Coach’s bags are quite nice here. Almost good enough for a work environment. I will have to see the bags when they’re released.

Alexa
Alexa
6 years ago

That purple Fendi bag is gorgeous! Coach bags would look so much nicer without the white stitching, but that’s also a pet peeve of mine.

Iris
Iris
6 years ago

The maxmara is beautiful and they last so long

comfortista_style
6 years ago

Never heard of Delpozo. Gonna go check it out right now!

lavinia
lavinia
6 years ago

wonderful post!!! thanks

Passerine
Passerine
6 years ago

Great post — a really interesting group. Most disappointing were the two Coach examples (photos 12, 13). The first looks like a bad Sac du Jour imitation, the second just semi-tacky. I love the color of the Fendi Peekaboo (photo 20) but don’t know whether I’d like the braid — I need to see it IRL. One of my two favorites is the Gucci (photo 22). Great print — I hope it comes in slip-on sneakers as well, they would be a definite buy for me — perfect visiting or working in a tropical location. I hope it has shoulder straps. Weirdest, IMO, are the JW Anderson bags (photos 24, 25). Are they supposed to be a Chloe Faye alternative? Those two circles give the appearance of a bull with a ring through its nose. Very odd. Great green color through. The Lanvin bag (photo 27) has a cool Parisian vibe — I’d think hard about getting that one, unless the animal print part is calf hair (ugh). Max Mara’s bag (photo 32) is probably the best all-around work bag. Chic but understated. And finally, the print Versace bag (photo 51) is very pretty — a nice bag for going out in spring/summer — so not sure why they created it as a pre-fall bag.

GG Pastel