7 Leather Handbags To Add Texture To Your Fall Wardrobe And By Proxy, Your Life

Other than a fresh burrito and a DVR full of great television, there are few more luxurious things on Earth than a brand-spankin’-new leather bag. That buttery, new-leather scent just reeks of fanciness. Its color is unblemished by the inevitable wear and tear. But most importantly, a brand new leather bag feels like the downy skin of a baby angel. 

OK, I’ve never touched a baby angel or anything — I am, in fact, a mortal human — but an off-the-shelf calfskin bag is, I’m imagining, just as soft. And when deliberating over what new leather bag you should bring home, the feel of it an important variable to consider. Do you want an embossed patent leather bag? Are you feeling more of a boho '70s suede? How about an offbeat-yet-classic shopper made of patchwork skins? Whatever your preference is, it’s the most wonderful time of the year to work in some accessories with texture. 

That’s where we come in. Bustle has teamed up with Nordstrom to curate a collection of leather bags that you won’t be able to resist. 

Work A Luxurious Calfskin

Available at Nordstrom

Soft, floppy, and just begging to be nuzzled, a pebbled leather calfskin bag is basically the purse equivalent of a down comforter. Opt for a convertible cross body like the one above for roominess and warmth. 

Be A One-Woman Fringe Party

Available at Nordstrom

I don't know if you've heard, but the '70s are back with a vengeance. That means it's time for you to weave some fringe into your life, stat. Go for a tan suede fringe if you want something that's not only stylish, but really fun to play with. 

Have ALL The Textures At Once

Available at Nordstrom

There's no need to limit yourself to just one texture if you're the "everything all at once" type of person. You can break style convention and have suede, classic leather, and python all rolled up into one chic little bag. Look at you, being a trailblazer!

Rock A Jazzy Quilted Leather 

Available at Nordstrom

Know how a quilted leather banquette in an upscale restaurant just oozes class? With a quilted leather bag, you can basically carry that feeling around with you all the time. For instance, the quilted leather cross body above is basically a walking fancy magnet. Pair it with a fur-trimmed suede jacket, and costume jewelry, for added flossiness. 

A Little Classic Suede Never Hurt Anybody

Available at Nordstrom

The warm and fuzzy feeling of a black suede for fall cannot be underestimated. It's classic, stylish, and goes with literally anything. Rock a suede leather bucket bag like the one above with a pastel cocoon coat, some avant-garde platforms, and a whole lotta attitude. 

Be A Little Wild & Work Some Pressed Leather

Available at Nordstrom

A croc-printed patent handbag is both equal parts classic and offbeat, striking the perfect chord for fall. What's more, it's about the closest you'll ever get to petting a crocodile. 

Pebbled Leather Is Always A Great Decision

Available at Nordstrom

If pebbled leather was a person, it would basically the cool younger cousin of classic leather. If you're looking for a bag that goes against the grain, try a pebbled leather cross-body with an unexpected design — like a cross-body disguised as a backpack. Let the compliments ensue. 

This post was sponsored by Nordstrom

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