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10 Fall 2020 Handbag Trends You Can Start Wearing Now

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With the Fall season approaching, you are probably seeking a way to breathe fresh life into your everyday wears. The easiest way to transition your wardrobe from one season to another — and amp up last year’s cold-weather looks is through your accessories, starting with Fall 2020 handbag trends [NOTE: let's link the search term - Fall 2020 handbag trends - to another Bustle handbag trend story for SEO value].

At Fashion Month in February 2020, handbag styles ran the gamut from a carryall to an after-hours chain-link clutch. [NOTE: let's add some designers here and examples of the trends they showed]

When it comes to handbag trends this season, it was much more about size than shape, with [NOTE: let's give examples of this]. Designers are showing off oversized silhouettes, bags in all shapes and sizes with wristlet straps, metallic styles, and more.

Ahead, take a look at the 10 Fall 2020 handbag trends that hit it big on the runways at Fashion Month and how to shop them now.

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Oversized Styles
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Designers Michael Kors, Jonathan Simkhai, and Coach embraced the statement “go big or go home” when it came to handbags. Clutches, totes, and hobos were all larger than life: the ultimate carryall for the girl on the go.

Oversized Styles
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Coach

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Michael Kors

Oversized Styles
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Jonathan Simkhai

Whether you're looking for a tote, hobo, or something in between, shop the best oversized bags ahead. [NOTE: Add 'See on TK' buttons to each product card]

Wristlets
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Bags will be elegantly dangled from the wrist this Fall, if Coach, Khaite, and Ulla Johnson have anything to say about it. In every single shape, size, and color, handbags were given the wristlet treatment on the runways this season.

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Coach

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Khaite

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Ulla Johnson

Try out the wristlet trend you remember from the early-aughts — but with an elevated twist. Shop the best current styles ahead.

Double Strap
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Why settle for one strap when you can have two? So says Michael Kors, Tory Burch, and Staud. They opted to show bags on their Fall 2020 runways that featured a multitude of straps, so you can carry them however you please.

Double Strap
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Michael Kors

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Tory Burch

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Staud

Be bold with your straps, choosing two instead of one. Ahead, find the current favorites.

Metallic
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The future is here, with metallic bags so mirrored you can practically see your reflection in them. According to designers like Marc Jacobs, Longchamp, and Proenza Schouler, you’ll be shopping the metallic trend in everything from oversized totes to structured clutches this coming season.

Metallic
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Marc Jacobs

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Longchamp

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Proenza Schouler

Test out the futuristic look designers are already loving. Shop these head-turning favorites ahead.

Chain Strap
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Tibi, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Tory Burch, and more are proving that chain straps can be elegant as well as edgy. They designed their most structured and ladylike bag styles with a heavy metal accent for Fall.

Chain Strap
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Tory Burch

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Tibi

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3.1 Phillip Lim

Elegance meets edgy with this chain-linked trend. Shop the best of the best, ahead.

Velvet
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Everyone from Chanel to Burberry, Dries van Noten and more, have embraced the impending cold weather, reaching for the luxe velvet material to cover evening clutches and daytime totes. It's just the thing you need to elevate your every look— be it a party dress or off-duty denim.

Velvet
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Chanel

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Burberry

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Dries van Noten

Shearling
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Keep your bags as cozy as the rest of your Fall look with soft shearling material. Go classic when it comes to your coloring, with blacks and browns standing paramount. Whether you choose suede with shearling detailing or an all-over teddy bear appeal, the world is your oyster when it comes to this handbag trend.

Shearling
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Max Mara

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Dior

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Michael Kors

Chunky Chains
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Chunky, statement-making chains are having a moment this Fall. Whether brightly colored or neutral black, white, or tortoise, it's the size that makes all the difference. The best part? It works for every style, from oversized totes to tiny baguette bags.

Chunky Chains
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Ulla Johnson

Chunky Chains
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Boss

Chunky Chains
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MSGM

Quilted
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One of the most classic of bag textures is quilting and, this season, it's back for another go. However, this year, designers are opting for new ways to experiment with stitching, be it on leather, puffier materials, or silk reminiscent of your grandmother's bedding. It's a true vintage favorite, made modern for Fall 2020.

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Valentino

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Moncler

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Alexander McQueen

Crocodile
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If you're looking for an easy way to add more dimension to the bags that you already love, consider the crocodile-embossed texture. It's a great material that gives you that tailored charm while still an extra head-turning detail. In mini, midi, and maxi, crocodile works for any bag style this season.

Crocodile
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Chloé

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Tory Burch

Crocodile
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Dries van Noten