Our Top 12 List of Major Handbag Trends for Fall 2020

Cooling temperatures is getting our craving up for all things Fall, including diving into this seasons big trends in handbags. Lots of tried and true styles continue to catch our eye, but there are also new emerging shapes that have captured our attention over here at SLH.

With so much fall goodness, we simply couldn’t contain ourselves and had to share! Here are some of the major handbag trends you’ll want in your rotation this Fall…

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#12 – A PATCHWORK OF FUN

First up on our list, with a little nod to the 70s and the 90s, this trend brings a feeling of uniqueness to handbags this season. Whether it’s cloth or leather, or both mixed together, these patchwork designs are eye-catching and fun..

Loewe, Puzzle In Classic Medium Bag $3,300

 

Nicole Miller, Patchwork Tote Bag $25

 

Hobo, Prairie Leather Crossbody Bag $109.97

 

#11 – WOVEN TEXTURES

Maybe it’s because we’ve been spending the last several months avoiding contact with surfaces, but this Fall’s bags are going super texture-y. Woven and braided outsides just begging to be touched are showing up on arms everywhere…

Bottega Veneta, Padded Cassette Bag $2,920

 

Perrin Paris, Cane Caramel L’Asymetrique Clutch $746.25

 

Everlane, The Do-It-All Tote $48

#10 – TOP HANDLED TOTES

An interesting new trend of late, this fun hybrid – the Top Handle Tote. With it’s structured handle, we like how it gives your hand something a bit more substantial to hang onto while carrying these larger bags around…

Kayu, Binah Crocheted Straw Hand Tote $188

 

Thacker, Claire Shopper Bag $99.97

 

kate spade new york, Betty Leather Bucket Bag $169.97

 

#9 – BIG LOVE FOR TINY SIZES

Showing some serious staying power, micro bags are still delighting us. This season the lovefest continues in the form of ‘necklace purses’, mini-belt bags and perhaps the most adorable of all…the tiny top handle.

Mansur Gavriel, Pillow Necklace $295

 

Katy Perry Collections, The Prism Mini-Belt Bag $23.70

 

Jacquemus, ‘Le Chiquito’ Clutch $520

 

#8 – VINTAGE WITH AN EDGE

To be clear, these aren’t your granny’s bags (though we’re pretty sure she’d love them!). Designers this fall are taking the familiar classic silhouettes of those amazing vintage bags and making them fresh with all sorts of little modern twists…

Perrin Paris, Multi Raffia Handbag $1,275

Betsey Johnson, Vintage Vibes Handbag $98

Ninas, Berkley Pink Blue Ombre Satchel $88

 

#7 – WARM & FUZZIES

Like your favorite snuggly sweater, this season’s handbags are ‘growing’ on us in a whole new way. From shearling to super fuzzy faux, these bags will keep your wallet warm

 

Marc Jacobs, The Teddy Traveler Tote $250

 

Furla, Metropolis Nuvola Mini Faux-fur Crossbody $279.99

 

MM6 Maison Margiela, Sherpa Small Triangle Tote $520

#6 – MEGA TOTING

Well, it’s no surprise with so many of us having to carry around a few more items these days (mask, alcohol wipes, anti-bacterial gel, etc…) big bags are back in, well, a big way. It’s hard to argue the practicality of the giant bag trend, though you may have to get a second parking spot for some of these…

MALI + LILI, Tina Vegan Leather Tote $34.97

 

Puma x MR, Doodle XL Tote Bag $70

 

rag & bone, Revival Tote Recycled Bag $295

#5 – CREATIVE CROC

Replacing last season’s love of snake skin, Croc pattern is coming in hot for Fall 2020. It’s showing up on everything from evening bags to mega totes, and in all sorts of color combinations both classic and unexpected…

Aquatalia, Columbus Tote $650

 

J. McLaughlin, Suzanne Box Clutch $248

 

Studio 33, X Jlondon Style Crock Embossed Satchel $34.97

 

#4 – ALL THE RIGHT ANGLES

No need to brush up on your geometry skills, designers this year have you covered in all sorts of hard angles and shapes. With so much three-dimensionality going on you have your choice of favorite shape…

Ninas, Carousel in Red $44

 

Behno, Julie Embossed Shoulder Bag $590

 

Marc Jacobs, The Hot Spot $150

 

#3 – A QUALITY OF QUILTING

Quilted handbags have been around for years but this season we’re really seeing this trend returning to the forefront in a big way. And while the classic diamond-hatch leather look is still the reigning queen, other materials are showing themselves to be fun and versatile variations.

Nine West, Emmerson Jet Set Quilted Handbag $89

 

kate spade new york, Briar Lane Quilted Denim Wallet $94.97

 

Marc Jacobs, The Quilted Softshot 17 $395

 

#2 – DRAMATIC FRINGE

You can find it on jackets, skirts, shirts, jewelry, and absolutely on bags – exaggerated fringe has worked its way into just about every collection this Fall. While it can be a polarizing trend, the mindset of this season seems to be that if you love it, show it off big time…

Three Bird Nest, Precious Holdings Fringed Hobo Bag $74

 

From St Xavier, Beaded Dot Ring Handbag $150

Behno, Ina Mini Handcrafted Raffia Fringe Crossbody $585

 

#1 – CHAINS OF LOVE

And here we come to our final big trend for 2020 handbags. Small and delicate are nice, but boy, are we seeing some heavy metal coming out as we head into fall! Gaining equal status are Lucite options, in all sorts of different colors, opacity and size. If there’s one handbag trend you really want to have this season, we recommend this one…

Bottega Veneta, Pouch Chain Bag $3,700

 

Giada, Navy Multi Shoulder Bag w/Lucite Chain $78

Tosca, Black Evening Bag $88

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