Even though not every runway trend makes it to real life (thank goodness), we noticed one from the recently completed Spring 2016 shows that’s as close to a sure thing as it gets: tailored flap shoulder bags of all kinds.

This trend has a solid foundation in existing consumer preferences for handbags; now more than ever, Chanel sells its signature flap bags as quickly as it can make them, and one of Fall 2015’s biggest trends is 70s-inspired saddle bags, also with flap closures. When you put those two influences together, you get a season full of awesome flap bags on long straps.

This is one of my favorite bag structures because it’s so versatile. Most flap bags have at least some structure to them, and couple with a shoulder bag’s tendency to be more petite than a satchel, you get bags that are easy to dress up or down, depending on your situational needs. If you tend to dress up, go for a dainty chain strap; if you’re more casual, choose something a little bigger and softer.

Because this trend has been building for some time, you don’t need to wait six months for Spring 2016’s runway bags to hit stores. Below, we’ve assembled well over a dozen buy-right-now options for your shopping pleasure.

3.1 Phillip Lim Alix Shoulder Bag
$1,050 via Neiman Marcus

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Chanel Boy Bag
$4,700 via Chanel

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Chloé Hudson Tassel Shoulder Bag
$1,750 via Net-a-Porter

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Christian Dior Diorama Shoulder Bag
Shop via Dior

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Coach Swagger Small Shoulder Bag
$395 via Coach

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Elizabeth and James Charlie Croc-Embossed Shoulder Bag
$595 via Neiman Marcus

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Furla Metropolis Bag
$498 via Bloomingdale’s

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Gucci Padlock Shoulder Bag
$2,190 via Gucci

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Hill & Friends Happy Shoulder Bag
$825 via Shopbop

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Ivanka Trump Hopewell Flap Shoulder Bag
$250 via Macy’s

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Longchamp Le Pliage Heritage Large Shoulder Bag
$720 via Bloomingdale’s

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MICHAEL Michael Kors Bedford Crossbody Bag
$248 via Macy’s

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Saint Laurent Monogramme Shoulder Bag
$1,490 via Net-a-Porter

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The Row Sideby Shoulder Bag
$2,550 via Neiman Marcus

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Valentino Leopard Rockstud Calf Hair Bag
$3,645 via Neiman Marcus

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Victoria Beckham Money Python Shoulder Bag
$2,310 via Net-a-Porter

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Vince Modern V Calf Hair Shoulder Bag
$495 via Bloomingdale’s

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justa9url
justa9url
7 years ago

I must have caught this flap shoulder bag bug because in this year alone, I’ve purchased a few bags and they are all flap bags…

Stina Sias
Stina Sias
7 years ago
Reply to  justa9url

Yes I am actually trying to force myself not to buy any more because I have bought so many already this year

Mya Wilkes
Mya Wilkes
7 years ago

This is a very nice compilation! I’m in the market for a shoulder bag this Autumn myself, quite excited about it actually. Leaning towards the Chanel Boy 🙂 (though I don’t like this two tone) The Furla and Gucci here look really nice. No Celine Box? drool

R Turner
7 years ago
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FashionableLena
FashionableLena
7 years ago

The Chanel, Gucci, and Valentino are gorgeous.

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7 years ago

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charles gentry
7 years ago

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Sparkletastic
Sparkletastic
7 years ago

That Boy bag is Divine! On the other end of the price spectrum, the Vince is super adorable for running errands and casual living.

BabyDietrich
BabyDietrich
7 years ago

That gold in Chanel two-tone won’t last… unfortunately 🙁

Katy ;P
Katy ;P
7 years ago

the color of the furla one is just too wonderful!!!

kathyjazz
kathyjazz
7 years ago
Reply to  Katy ;P

I’m with you–right out of Tiffany & Co.!

W S M
W S M
7 years ago

The ceramic effect glazed Diorama is EVERYTHING.

FK A
FK A
7 years ago
Reply to  W S M

In love with the Diorama!

Jess
Jess
7 years ago

I have a Marc Jacobs that looks so similar to the Gucci and Longchamp with the colour blocking. I prefer my Marc though (and it was on sale….) The Dior and the Chanel take the cake though. Never thought I would love something more than the Chanel Boy but I think it’s happened with the Dior bag. Chloe can do no wrong. They’ve really hit the mark this season. Well done Chloe. Love you!

fashionistagurl28
fashionistagurl28
6 years ago

The Elizabeth and James bag is super cute! http://lithyc.com/products/dali-cross-body-handbag has a very similar flap over bag, love this article.

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