2017 Trend Report: Fall Bags

Alexander Clancy Mulberry Bag, $1,125, Frances Heffernan. Photos courtesy of each manufacturer.

From slick straps to luxe lettering, micro minis to titanic totes, here are the most-coveted carryalls for fall 2017.


Broadcasting one designer on your bag? Chic. Broadcasting multiple designers on your bag, shirt, jeans and shoes? Not so much, so keep clothing understating with pairing with these show-stopping bags.

fall bags: Dolce & Gabbana

Velvet Lucia Shoulder Bag with Patch, $2,395, Dolce & Gabbana

fall bags: Gucci

GucciGhost Leather Tote, $2,980, Gucci

fall bags: Fendi

Kan I Brown Leather and Silk Bag, $7,150, Fendi

fall bags: Louis Vuitton

Twist MM, $4,400, Louis Vuitton


Each of these Lilliputian lookers has just enough space for the essentials: keys, phone and wallet. Minimalists, this is your moment.

fall bags: Chloe

Chloe Pixie Crossbody Bag, $1,550, Barneys

fall bags: Simon Miller

Simon Miller Bonsai 15 Bucket Bag With Strap, $490, Moda Operandi

fall bags: Phillip Lim

3.1 Phillip Lim Mini Soleil Denim & Leather Bucket Bag, $625, Nordstrom


Wallet? Check. Phone? Check. Twenty pair of nude heels? Check. Bag ladies, rejoice — with these behemoth beauties, you really can have it all.

fall bags: Balenciaga

Bazar Shopper XL, $2,550, Balenciaga

fall bags: Alexander Clancy

Alexander Clancy Mulberry Bag, $1,125, Frances Heffernan

fall bags: Proenza Schouler

Extra Large Tote, $1,040, Proenza Schouler

Guitar Strap

Swivel hooks make it easy to mix and match these slick whips with every cross-body bag in your closet.

fall bags: Valentino Garavani

Valentino Garavani Native Couture Embroidered Guitar Handbag Strap, $895, Saks Fifth Avenue

fall bags: Rebecca Minkoff

Mirror Guitar Strap, $64, Rebecca Minkoff

fall bags: Alexander Wang

Attica Studded Cage Strap, $395, Alexander Wang

fall bags: Kate Spade

Mix It Up Strap/Tassel Pack, $90, Kate Spade

Blogger Pick

“This bag’s bold color and gorgeous details will contrast all the black, navy and velvet I plan on wearing this fall.” Shalice Noel, Chicago-based fashion and lifestyle blogger

fall bags J.W. Anderson

J.W. Anderson Orange Medium Pierce Bag, $1,690, Ssense


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Tracy Clifford

Tracy Clifford is one of the nation’s leading fashion stylists. She has developed deep experience in the fashion industry through buying and selling for top designers and luxury boutiques, representing designers in showrooms, styling photoshoots and styling individual clients. Tracy loves to help clients feel beautiful and confident in clothes that are complementary, stylish and perfect for their lifestyle. When Tracy is not working, you can find her shopping, reading up on the latest trends and spending time with her husband and family. She is also an active member of The Scenemakers Board of the Goodman Theatre. Learn more at tracycliffordstyle.com.





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