It may not feel like it outside just yet, but now that July has come and gone and August is officially here, the beginning of fall is in sight. As we gear up to refresh our wardrobes we’ve already begun to see a slew of new handbag arrivals popping up on our favorite websites. While there are a ton of trends to be seen, we’ve analyzed the market so far and picked up on four trends that are literally impossible to ignore. If you’re the type to follow trends and love to be seen in the latest and greatest then you’re going to want to add at least one of these trends into your rotation ahead of the new season.

Fun and Fluffy

This one is incredibly seasonally appropriate and while we see this trend to some degree every year, this fall it is huge! From shearling and feathers to other fun and fluffy textures, our favorite designers (both premium and contemporary) have outfitted their most popular styles in seasonally stylish sherpa.

Bottega Veneta Shearling Arco Bag
Bottega Veneta Arco Tote
via Bottega Veneta
Prada Re-Edition 2000
via Moda Operandi
Staud Scotty Bag
STAUD Scotty Bag
via Moda Operandi

Green Dreams

While bright, cheery colors have been trending big time, there’s one color in particular that isn’t going anywhere. Largely attributed to Daniel Lee and Bottega Veneta, grassy green bags continue to be a must-have for fall. Add a pop to your wardrobe and stand out from the crowd with picks for those on a budget and beyond.

Gucci Dionysus Balenciaga Hourglass Bag
Balenciaga Hourglass Bag
via Moda Operandi
JW Pei Scrunchie Bag
JW Pei Gabbi Bag
via JW Pei
$89

A Metallic Moment

The metallic trend is another one that never truly dies, but rather it tends to ebb and flow in popularity. This year metallics are back in, with our favorite designers adding seriously shiny carries to their lineups and we can’t say we’re mad…

Chloé Kiss Bag Ferragamo Trifolio Shoulder Valentino Roman Stud
Valentino Roman Stud Bag
via Moda Operandi

Chain Game Strong

Ahh chunky chains, they came, they conquered and they are here to stay. Again, this trend can be traced back to the powerhouse that is Daniel Lee at BV, who helped catapult the chain gang to popularity with chunky chain versions of the Cassette, and the Pouch. For fall, Bottega Veneta has added yet another chain collection to its lineup, the Mount, proving this heavy metal trend is here to stay. Many other designers have jumped on the bandwagon, adding chunky chains to their assortments both as detailing and as functional straps.

Bottega Veneta Mount Tote
Bottega Veneta Mount Tote
via Bottega Veneta
JW Anderson Chain Bag Balmain Chain Pillow Bag
Balmain Pillow Hobo Bag
via Saks Fifth Avenue
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