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An Ultimate Guide to Bag Shopping, From Clutches to Weekenders

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<a href="">Sandqvist Lisbet Tote</a>, $216 at Fine Little Day.
Sandqvist Lisbet Tote, $216 at Fine Little Day.

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Fall means many things. First and most obvious is pumpkin-spiced lattes. Second is boots, third is time-to-get-your-life-in-order-you-incorrigible-slob and fourth is a new bag.

Whether you're shopping for going-out clutches or a roomy weekender, now's an exciting time to be on the hunt for an accessory. The craftsmanship-focused trend and made-in-America movement has brought a massive wave of ever simpler and richer leathers to market, and as a by-product the faux-leather vegan options are getting better, too.

Also, designers are getting crafty. Satchels that turn into backpacks that turn into clutches that turn into trap doors to Narnia are everywhere, should you be the noncommittal type. And for every psychedelic print and metallic superstar there's a clean, neutral version. Below, we've chosen seven to ten pieces in six key categories: clutch, cross-body, satchel, tote, weekender and backpack—each in a range of prices and styles. Get to hauling after the jump.







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