Hot for Fall: The Handheld Bag

Neiman MarcusI don't know about you, but as a shopper, I don't tend to pay much attention to the trendy bag of the moment -- at least until I'm dressing for an important event and have NO IDEA OF WHAT TO CARRY.

Never fear, girls. As your trusty style blogger, I'm here to help!

Neiman Marcus is chock-full of trends for fall right now -- and part of its Trend Report is THE bag of choice for fashionistas this upcoming season:

The handheld bag.

It's not the best news for moms (we sort of need our hands free to catch puke and put Band-Aids on boo boos), but I have to admit, I love the look. And most handheld bags also come with shoulder straps, which is helpful.

Want to see a few you can afford? Read on!


When looking for a handheld bag, look for structured bags in traditional colors, sort of like the bag you'd expect Betty Draper to be carrying.

Need SupplyThis Buckle Down Satchel (Need Supply Company, $36.99) is a perfect example ... and a perfect price, too!


ASOSI'm a big fan of this Mock Ostrich Bag (ASOS, $56.89), which looks totally luxe and also comes in black.

Macy'sRed is going to be HUGE this fall, and this Big Buddha Bag (Macy's, $90) is a cute way to incorporate the look.


NordstromAnother hot color is orange -- if you've got the money to spend, I like this Kate Spade Billie Satchel (Nordstrom, $248.90 on sale), which also comes in black. It used to be $375, so this is a nice price!

ASOSFinally, I love the look of this ALDO 'Lady Bag' (ASOS, $68.96).

I tend to save all my bags, because they seem to rotate in and out of fashion pretty quickly -- so fortunately, I have a few handheld bags already at my disposal.

What about you? Will you rock this look this fall?


Images (top to bottom): Neiman Marcus, Need Supply, ASOS, Macy's, Nordstrom, ASOS

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