Now that we’ve talked about purse organization let’s talk about fun handbags for Fall!
Several years ago my husband surprised me with this Tory Burch purse for Christmas. I have to back up and say that in the past I’ve never spent much money on my purses/handbags. I liked to switch them out often so I would always buy inexpensive bags. In fact, I would buy such cheap handbags that at one point or another they would start to fray, a handle would tear, etc. I was out to dinner with my husband once and my purse handle broke and he started teasing me for buying such cheap purses (especially since I have no problem spending too much money on other random things! Ha!). That Christmas he surprised me with my Tory bag and it was LOVE at first sight – totally my style (I had always admired Tory Burch from afar!). I was pretty impressed that he picked it out himself. I still suspect he had a little help (I’m guessing my sister or his co-workers) but he takes full credit. ;)
Anyway, I have to say I have loved this bag so much. Other than maybe using a cheap white purse for a few months in the summer, this bag has gone everywhere with me. But like I mentioned, it’s a few years old and I’m thinking this Fall is a great time to find a new staple. I learned that if you invest in a nice bag that you really love it lasts a lot longer! No broken handles on my Tory. ;)
I’ve been on a major purse hunt lately so I thought I’d share some of my favorites for Fall. I’m having a really hard time deciding on one!
You can probably tell that my style is simple. And I’ve always loved tan colored bags. They are my favorite go with everything purses. Because I loved my last bag so much I’m looking for something similar. Tory Burch had a sale this week and a lot of the bags I was looking at have sold out! I wasn’t quick enough. These are a few I’m still considering…
1- Perry Tote (sold out in this color but I love it in gray too!)
3- Brody Satchel It comes in a larger size too but not in the bark color.
4- This must have sold out too! Overnight! Definitely watching to see if it comes back.
1- Britten Tote
2-Robinson Pebbled Triple Zip Satchel
3 & 4- Robinson Pebbled Square Tote – The two I pictured sold out so I linked to a similar bag. I like it but most likely won’t buy it because it only comes in black.
I think any of the above Tory bags would go so great with my new boots I bought during the Nordstrom sale!
I’m sure you noticed from my post on how I keep my purse organized that I’m obsessed with mint! LOVE this reversible mint tote from Target! A great price and it comes in lots of colors if you aren’t as in love with mint as I am. It looks so much more expensive than it is! Another fun bag for Fall.
Speaking of fun Fall bags from Target, there are a few more that I love that look similar to the Torry bags if you aren’t in the mood to spend a lot. I can’t guarantee that a handle won’t snap eventually, but most likely not for a season or two and then you’ll be in the mood to mix it up anyway. See – great handbag logic, right? :)
2-Merona Satchel handbag with crossbody strap
3- Merona Satchel handbag in mint
4- Satchel with zipper pockets
I also love this simple Solid Tote Handbag from Target.
And this inexpensive BP Double Stud Crossbody Bag from Nordstroms.
If I don’t stick with my norm, I might mix things up and go for a gray purse! Another great neutral. Most of these bags below come in other colors too if you aren’t as crazy about grey as I am.
1- Robinson Buckle Bag
2- Michael Kors Snap Pocket Tote in Pearl Grey
3- Michael Kors Leather Snap Pocket Tote in Pearl Grey
4- Perry Tote
Of course black and white stripes are all the rage right now and like so many I fall hard when I see them!
1- Oversize Millie Geo Print Tote – love this large striped bag. Perfect for a day or weekend trip!
2- Mini Larkin Graphic Tote – I found this on-line at Banana Republic and I think it’s so different and fun.
3- Kate Spade striped wallet – Another wallet to add to my collection? ;)
Another fun striped option that’s only $20 and comes with a waterproof liner! I love you Target. This reminds me of the striped bins I use to organize toys in my playroom.
So yeah! Tough decision, right!? SO many fun bags I’m loving for Fall! What’s your favorite?
And could you tell I love mint and black and white stripes? Or was that new to you?
Happy handbag shopping everyone!
16 thoughts on “Favorite handbags for Fall”
Love these options, Erin! Another great place to shop for designer bags is zulily.com, it’s a flash sale type site that’s Ohio based and updated daily. Great prices! I think I just may need to update my bag too…I’ll think of it as a little back to school present for myself! ;)
Love Zulily Jennie! I’ll have to check out their bags! Thanks for the reminder! xo
While all of the bags/purses/totes you have shown look fantastic, I cannot choose a favorite without seeing what it looks like inside. I have to have a bag with sections. I cannot use one where you have just one compartment. Even though I do use the pouches, I keep them separate from my wallet. I can’t tell from the photos which might have sections/compartments. Good luck picking out one that works for you. I think you have some tough choices to make, especially if they keep selling out on you! :)
I used to love sections in bags too Jeanne! Until I created my wallet method. ;) I order on-line so much now because there is a bigger selection. You can see the inside of the bags if you click on them – it will show all angles! But I understand wanting to see/feel them yourself! xo
I love Tory Burch, I have a small bag and it’s lasted for years and looks as good as new (mind you, I don’t use it that often). For Xmas this year I am asking for a bigger one that can be my everyday bag. My 2 yr old MK one is starting to look pretty ragged – I use it daily. Tory Burch is such good quality and I just love the pebbled leather. I’ve learned to buy black leather for everyday – it shows dirt way less! I don’t buy handbags very often at all. Bags I do buy or receive as gifts usually last me for yeeears. I have a few Coach bags as well but these days I prefer Tory. It’s also not as common here in Canada so it’s nice to be a little different. You see Coach everywhere now. One day I might go for a really expensive bag (like LV, Balenciaga, etc.) but at this point that cost can’t be justified lol. Too poor for that…
I LOVE Tory too Natasha! And yes – that pebbled leather is so beautiful! xo
This post couldn’t have come at a better time. I have a Dooney and Burke bag and just the other day the handle broke. I also have the mint bag from target. I love that one. I have the wallet in the same color. I was torn between the mint or the bark color. I knew if I bought the mint it would show every spot, and it did. I just wiped it down every night and it was fine. Then, I was at the salon and hair color got on it. Needless to say. I need a good bag ASAP. There is no doubt that I am hard on my bags. Checking the ones out that you shared. So many choices. I am having a hard time choosing one. I may be using a plastic sack for awhile…I kid! Kind of. ;)
Ha! Sounds like you are in my boat Cathy! Let me know if you pick one because I can’t decide and need some direction!
Go have a look at my instagram @marcia0608 – I put up a pic of a beautiful one yesterday :) It will make you so happy to see it.
Of the ones you show above, I’d go for a nice mint AND a grey one (why choose one when you can have two?!)
Erin, such lovely options! I love your Tory bag. Alas, I am on a major budget right now, so I’m glad you provided a few options from Target. That mint tote is so cute. I need a gift for a former student going to her first year of college. I think I found it! :-)
The Busy Brunette (Shannon in PA)
What is the name of your Tory Burch purse from a couple years ago?
Ahh! I have NO idea! It was a gift! Sorry Christine!
I bought the TB Robertson double zip (the one you have pictured!) three years ago. I used it every single day and despite some of the leather being rubbed off the handles, it looks brand new! I highly recommend it :)
Thanks Rebekah! TB purses hold up so well, don’t they!? Makes them worth the investment! xo
Hi Erin I was wondering what the dimmensions are in your beautiful foyer?
9 1/2 feet wide by 10 1/2 feet long. :) Thanks Lucy! xo