5 Fall 2020 Handbag Trends You Can Start Wearing Now

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Fashion Month is well underway, with New York Fashion Week kicking things off before the marathon moved to London, Milan, and finally Paris. While in some cases, you’re going to have to wait to shop the exact styles seen on the runway for another six months (sigh), there are several trends that you can integrate into your wardrobe right now.

One of the easiest ways to infuse new life into your end-of-season wardrobe is with a brand-new bag. Whether you’re looking for a carryall or after-hours chain-link clutch, the Fall 2020 shows at Fashion Month sent countless stunners down the runway. You could barely keep track of all the arm candy at your favorite shows, from trendy chain strap bags at Tibi and 3.1 Phillip Lim, to chic wristlets popping up at Khaite and Ulla Johnson.

When it comes to handbag trends this season, brands focused on detail, color, and size rather than shape. On the arms of today's top models, designers showed off oversized silhouettes, tiny wristlets, metallic styles, and so much more.

Ahead, take a look at the five handbag trends that hit it big on the runways at Fashion Month this season — alongside items you can shop now at every price point.

Oversized Styles

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Designers Michael Kors, Jonathan Simkhai, Coach, and more operated under the statement “go big or go home” when it came to their bags. Clutches, totes, and hobos were all larger than life: the ultimate carryall for the girl on the go.

Oversized Styles

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Oversized Styles

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Michael Kors

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Jonathan Simkhai

Whether you're looking for a tote, hobo, or something in between, shop the best oversized bags ahead.

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.

Wristlets

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Coach

Wristlets

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Khaite

Wristlets

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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

Double Strap

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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 style 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

Chain Strap

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Tibi

Chain Strap

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3.1 Phillip Lim

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