Pre-fall collections are a beautiful thing. Not only do they give us something to talk about, look at and eventually buy during what used to be the awful, seemingly endless summer retail slump, but the clothes and accessories therein also tend to be exceedingly practical and wearable in a way that collections that have to turn heads on a highly publicized runway often aren’t. Pre-fall is like the industry’s best-kept secret for clothes you can wear and enjoy all year.

Perhaps that explains why the shipment of Pre-Fall 2012 bags that just arrived at Neiman Marcus are so aggressively neutral. Don’t get me wrong, though, these bags have plenty of personality; from Fendi to Reed Krakoff, these designers have combined seemingly every neutral shade in their arsenal to make bags that are both wearable and eye-catching. With so many brights clogging store shelves for spring and summer, it’s almost refreshing to see those styles re-imagined in shades of black, brown, tan and grey. Check out some of our favorites after the jump.


Yves Saint Laurent Leopard Cabas ChYc, $2595 via Neiman Marcus


Marc Jacobs Manhattan Whitney Colorblock Bag, $1350 via Neiman Marcus


Reed Krakoff Python and Leather Atlantique, $2890 via Neiman Marcus


Reed Krakoff Gym Bag II Tote, $990 via Neiman Marcus


Fendi Silvana Snakeskin and Leather Bag, $3110 via Neiman Marcus


Fendi Daisy Clutch, $1850 via Neiman Marcus

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kate
kate
10 years ago

Love the YSL bag!

Alexandra Davidoff
Alexandra Davidoff
10 years ago

Love the YSL Leopard Cabas ChYe! Elegant without being too uptight. 

Ale Semenov
Ale Semenov
10 years ago

I am inlove with black and white
http://www.deliciasedelicinhas.blogspot.com.br

TaoTube
10 years ago

Team YSL!

monica
10 years ago

i love animal prints!
http://www.withloveshmon.com

Sandra Rowley
Sandra Rowley
10 years ago

YSL for me as well!

Julie_gallaher
Julie_gallaher
10 years ago

This is such a great bag and amazing! I love watching tiger skin type of bag! so elegant!

http://juliegallaher.com

Janet Elizabethllc
10 years ago

Wait until you see what MY fall 2012 bag collection on Etsy!

GG Pastel