Fall is upon us. The weather in New York has been pretty warm this year, with many lovely, sunny days. Life remains casual. One question as to how to make fall looks stand out is simple. It is what bags to carry this fall. You might start with the corded Balenciaga bags in the main photo. There are some new shapes and fun trends, and some seismic changes in the design community. Why not come on a tour of some of the stores in the New York. Let’s explore what bags to carry this fall.
Bottega Veneta has been on everyone’s lips this week. Daniel Lee, the designer of the red hot bags and shoes for Bottega, had his contract with the brand voided. That said, some of the biggest trends this season are following his lead. He added chains to his pillowy bags for a new effect. And others followed.
J.W. Anderson was into chains too. But in a much different way. He supersized them as a design detail.
Prada supersized their chains too, but it was a little too close to Bottega.
Sister brand MiuMiu added chains to pillowy nylon bags. The quilting had a Bottega effect.
Boxier styles are new again too. The square bags with gold trim are perfection. But the quilted red leather case with the big mirror is the piece to go for.
Structured bucket bags look great again. Especially these from Alexander McQueen.
This space age style is modern too, and should be a go to look.
Chloe is another brand undergoing a big change. Gabriela Hearst has joined the brand. Her bags are clever and mix old with the new. I love this semi-structured boxy shaped bag.
Loewe is know for its crafts. These bucket bags show the mix of structure, craft and fun.
Virgil Abloh adds a fun handle to his structured bag.
And with this bag, his graffiti tags are a hoot. Mixing logos and humor is always good.
Logos are getting a stylistic makeover too. The little logo studs are a sophisticate update to the classic LV logo.
Valentino plays with its Rockstud logo by making this bag in a sweater knit. A fun play for fall.
Fendi updates its logo by embossing it in a larger scale on a small evening bag. We are back to going out.
The new Fendi clutch creates a new logo. The bag closure as the logo is a clever addition.
Color in new this season. Bottega pops this new bag in bright yellow to jazz up your fall-winter season.
Dior offers some boxy shapes and makes them new, in blue.
Vuitton slices a V of red leather into a Monogram tote. It lightens the bag up.
Patterns are modernizing bags too. This bag came as a black bag with white X’s, and also as a white bag with black x’s. Smart bags.
Pattern is brightening up this season’s offerings too. These bags from Gucci are from the Aria Collection, and mix lyrics from currect songs into the patterns.
The Gucci 100 is another colorful pattern purse this season. It’s a popping logo, on a classic shape.
Chloe is also going for patterns. This season is an hommage to the 70’s, with a geometric spliced pattern in suede stitched together in geometric harmony.
Chloe also made use of the often used hippie revival of scalloped patched leathers. Looks good.
Hearst’s Chloe also uses laid-in colored wool yarns to create a rich fall patterned oversize bag.
Tom Ford, on the other hand, adds a clean floral print to some charming neck bags.
Azzedine Alaia’s team offers a mosaic print tote in earth tones.
Chloe weaves some more hippie revival leather compositions around the side of her shoulder bag in a cool light beige.
Bottega’s Lee did a smart bag made with zig-zaging strips of firm leather. This update of the classic intrecciato weave is a forward looking change.
And Bottega also created a new kind of structured bag using the same kind of firm leather strips. There is a supple leather pouch inside to keep your things out of sight.
Bags this season are anything but boring. when one asks what bags do you want to carry this fall, there is a whole lot to choose from. Each one is a winner.