Today might feel like a typical Monday (or it might feel a little atypical because of your brown liquor hangover from the Mad Men premiere, yeah, I know what you were doing last night), but around these parts, today kicks off our Fall 2012 Trends Week. That’s right, each day we’re going to highlight a people accessories look from the Fall 2012 runways, tell you which bags you should be anticipating and show you where you can shop the trend right now, if you’re the impatient type.

Because I also spent last night with Don Draper and Peggy Olson (our recap will be up in a little while!), we’re starting with the biggest, clearest trend from what seemed like virtually every major accessories runway: The Not-So-Basic Black Bag. If you’re a neutral-lover and the past year or two of color on top of color has become a bit monotonous, Fall 2012 is a season you’re going to love. These bags are anything but business as usual, though; for fall, black is textured and embellished, fur-covered and embroidered.

Look forward to Fall 2012…

Shop the trend now…


Valentino Rockstud Tote, $2595 via Net-a-Porter


Jason Wu Kate Printed Messenger, $1695 via Net-a-Porter


Rachel Zoe Collection Joni Raffia and Leather Hobo, $595 via Neiman Marcus


Marc by Marc Jacobs Werdie Messenger, $500 via Net-a-Porter

Runway images via Vogue.com

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