The Best Handbags to Shop This Fall

Because you can never have too many.

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Fall Handbags

The Tote

This structured shape is a beloved go-to, and an effortless plus one for any outfit. As the roomiest of handbags, a classic tote also provides a sense of being prepared for anything because it takes everything thrown in it, from wallet to water bottle. Learn how to carry your bag properly so your body won't suffer.

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Come for the striking graphic, stay for the full zip closure.

Fossil Rachel Tote, $168 at Hudson's Bay.

Texturized leather in a juicy hue with handy exterior pockets? It's a win-win-win.

Chantaco Piqué Leather Zip Pockets Tote Bag in Mineral Red, $350 at Lacoste.

Say yes to a tote with bonus features, like a detachable outer pouch.

Sienna 2-in-1 Tote in Red, $145 at Guess.

From silhouette to shade, this one's an all-around stunner.

Portfolio Knotted Italian Leather Tote, $195 at Banana Republic.

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Fall Handbags

The Cross-Body

Worn across the body, this bag earns praise because it lets you operate hands-free. A wide range of sizes and styles mean there’s no shortage of appealing options, from ultra-compact to strikingly embellished. Here are 15 fall jackets to help you transition to the chillier weather.

Spread your style wings with intricate embellishments and an elegant shape.

Tattoo Feed Bag, $570 at Coach.

Rummage with ease thank to a circular flat-bottom design.

Bucket Crossbody, $145 at Banana Republic.

A lengthy strap leads to options on the go with this 2-in-1 satchel.

Sienna Society Satchel in Snake Skin, $140 at Guess.

Guaranteed to add a rock-chic note to any look.

Whitney Large Mixed-Media Convertible Shoulder Bag, $478 at Michael Michael Kors.

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Fall Handbags

The Top-Handle

When it’s sophistication you long for this bag delivers. Fold-over styles carry a distinctly retro charm, while a modern take can be found in silhouettes featuring clean lines. The refined finishing touch of a top-handle bag will always elevate a look. Now that you've got shopping on the brain, here are some Canadian brands that are helping support the fight against breast cancer.

Because a lil' leopard print never hurt anybody.

Cadiawien, $55 at Aldo.

Clean lines and an unexpected colour make for a stylish duo.

SP 2 Medium Doctors Bag, $345 at Ecco.

Prepare for long term love: this supple leather only get better with age.

Hailee Drawstring Bag in Natural Tribe, $348 at Roots.

Boasting a mix of materials turned out in an eye-catching shape, this investment handbag makes a lasting impression.

Colourblock Mixed Materials Dreamer, $800 at Coach.

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The Backpack

There’s a blissful sense of being unencumbered that only a backpack can provide. Your hands are free, you can slip through a crowd, and all your necessities are secured within easy reach. When a non-bulky shape joins forces with a pleasant hue or texture, casual meets chic for an essential that’s brilliant for traveling near, or far. Make your travels easier with these carry-on beauty essentials.

Stand tall with refined details and a compact shape.

Borgoforte in Cognac, $60 at Aldo.

Roomier than meet the eye, plus has clever details like an internal key ring.

SP3 Backpack, $320 at Ecco.

Multiple compartments, including a 15-inch laptop sleeve, all wrapped up in luxe Italian suede.

Spartan in Black Suede, $530 at Taikan.

Originally Published in Best Health Canada