I love a good handbag! In fact, that’s one of the few things that I don’t mind spending a little extra on because I know that I’ll be using it almost daily and probably for at least a few years. While I’m all for changing up my handbag to coordinate with my outfit, I’d rather not have to switch mine out too often. So I tend to look for bags in my chosen neutrals. But a colorful bag can be fun, too. Ooh! I’m so excited to share some great fall handbags with you. And I have them in a variety of price points so you can splurge, spend a little or save big.
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This year we’re seeing handbags in all the usual varieties that we’ve enjoyed the past few years, such as small camera bags you can wear as a crossbody, medium sized satchels, hobos and shoulder bags as well as large totes. But the backpack is also still trending really high.
I’m also seeing lots of beautiful, rich neutrals, such as burnished cognac, creamy ivory, golden honey and saddle leather brown. But when a bag takes on a more colorful hue, I’m seeing dark yellow, rusty orange, brilliant red and hunter greens. Indeed a handbag can be a fun place to add a pop of color to your outfit, especially one that you don’t feel comfortable wearing near your face but you want to enjoy it.
Like so many other things, the prices we’re willing to pay for handbags is largely subjective. But I’ve grouped the handbags I’ve rounded up into Splurge, Spend and Save categories based not so much on what we’re willing to pay, but more on the wide range of prices I’m seeing in the listings.
Fall Handbags to Splurge On – Prices above $300
These are pricey. Usually if I’m going to buy a bag in this category I wait until I see it on sale or I have store bonus points to spend. For instance, I purchased the Coach bag below in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. But there’s no denying that you do generally get what you pay for in a handbag.
The fall handbags I’ve selected in this category are all ones you could carry for years. They are well crafted from high grade materials and feature the best hardware. Of course, I’m sharing new handbags, but you can also check resale websites and consignment stores for used bags in this category. And actually, one of the best places I’ve found to get great discounts on higher end bags is Nordstrom Rack. Many of the bags I’m showing today are sold there for less than they are other places.
Finally, a few of these bags are indeed marked down. They’re still in what I would consider a splurge category, but they’re significantly less than the original price.
Be advised: I’m showing prices, but they’re not always correct. Also many of the bags in all of these shopping widgets come in additional colors. So if you like the structure of the bag, click through to see about other color options.
Fall Handbags to Spend On – Prices from $100+ to $300
Like I said, how much we’re willing to “spend” on a handbag is a very personal and subjective call. But considering the range of prices out there, I settled on bags from $100 to $300 for this mid-range category.
The good news is that many of the fall handbags I’m sharing in this category were actually in the splurge category originally, but have been marked down. Most of those are available from Nordstrom Rack.
Fall Handbags to Save On – Prices Less than $100
This is where things can get a little dicey if you’re trying to find a good quality bag. So I only selected bags in the less than $100 category that I’m at least familiar with the brand. I don’t want to recommend anything at Dressed for My Day that I wouldn’t carry myself.
Here are a few tips for what to look for in a handbag. Regardless of the price, ensure that the bag:
- is comfortable to carry
- has the zippers and compartments you need
- is not too heavy
- is versatile in your wardrobe
- does not have loose stitches or hardware
- has zippers and snaps that work easily
I hope you enjoyed today’s post. And maybe you were even able to find a great handbag for fall and winter. Thanks so much for dropping in today!
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Blessed for My Day
The Bible is clear throughout that the children of God have absolutely nothing to fear. Are you anxious about anything today? Do you have a pervading sense of foreboding? Or do you experience flashes of fear at times throughout the day? I do believe that people are experiencing even more fear and anxiety in recent months than usual.
Dear sister, if you have a relationship with God through the Lord Jesus Christ, you have absolutely nothing to fear. But that may sound easier than it feels. I’ve discovered that when I experience a fear or feeling of anxiety, I have a choice. I can choose to dwell in that anxiety and allow that fear to dictate my day. Or I can lay it down at the throne of God and choose instead to walk in faith, believing what He has to say about my situation instead. Which will you choose today?
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. ~ Isaiah 41:10