Friday, August 26, 2011

The Best Fall Handbags Under $50

by Woman's Day, on Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:22am PDT

by Staff

It's In the Bag

This fall, the sky’s the limit for handbags, with bright colors, unique shapes and playful textures coming to the fore. Slip one on your shoulder to instantly update your look at a fraction of the cost for a new wardrobe. Here, we’ve rounded up 10 of our favorite affordable finds.


This bright bag is your one-stop-shop for accessorizing. But its on-trend shade isn’t the only thing to love about it: the roomy interior and zip-top closure make it a cinch to carry everything you need in one convenient tote. Agra in Orange; $45,

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Saddle Up

Oversize bags have seen their day in the sun; for fall, try something more demure on for size, like this miniature satchel with a very equestrian edge. ASOS Saddle Satchel; $34.48,

Fringe Elements

Fringe may be in, but finding the right way to wear it can be tricky. Avoid flower child overload by accessorizing with this compact purse boasting plenty of handy pockets—making it as fashionableas it is functional. Boho Mojo Fringe Brown Purse; $33,

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Love Letter

Balance out fall’s bold prints with this understated—yet elegant—black purse. Featuring interchangeable straps, it can go from an oversize clutch to an over-the-shoulder carryall in a snap. Push the Envelope Black Purse; $31,

Day Tripper

Lightweight but roomy, this cotton tote featuring a snake skin-inspired print will become your go-to bag for weekends. Whether you’re runningerrands around town or going on a day trip, pile in everything you need—the snap top closure will keep it all contained.Snake-Print Totes in Natural; $19.94,

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Shine On

Bold hardware and a silver sheen make this bag a glamorous option for an evening out. Bonus: Its roomy size and convenient handle mean you won't suffer for fashion's sake. Relic Windsor Satchel in Pewter; $34.80,

Shades of Gray

Just need your essentials for a night on the town? Opt for this trendywristlet in textured faux leather with metal stud details. It’s affordable and fashion-forward—everything you'd expect from Vera Wang's budget-conscious Kohl's collection. Simply Vera Vera Wang Studded Pleated Wristlet in Gray Skies; $23.40,

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Like a Pro

Add just the right amount of polish to your professional look with this sleek black tote that’s spacious enough to hold work materials—plus all of your personal essentials. Nine-to-five never looked so good. Merona Tote -Black; $34.99,

Feeling Zippy

A slouchy hobo bag is terrific for holding all your must-haves on the go—but its free-for-all interior can be a pain when you need to find something on the fly. Tote this structured satchel instead; it has plenty of room, plus loads of zippered pockets to keep you organized.LPLP Linea Pelle Perforated Satchel - Olive; $29.99,

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You Look Marvelous

Skip the basic brown or black bag and sling this sophisticated alternative on your shoulder instead. The contrast of its subtle purple hue and bold, chunky hardware makes it perfectly suited to breezy weekend wear.Shiraleah Enya Hobo - Mauve; $39.99,

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