Fashion month may have come and gone, but that doesn’t mean we still can’t go shopping.

After all, every new fashion season heralds trends that define what wear for the months to come — and is not limited to garments only. Accessories too are equally deserving of a seasonal overhaul, and there are few categories we adore more than handbags.

Looking at trends, for Fall/Winter 2019, handbag trends are governed by curious reptilian prints, chain details, and geometry. To help you with your quest for your next best wrist candy, we’ve complied some of the said trends and the bags that embody them. Enjoy your retail therapy.

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Structured Handles

As apparel embraces the louche, bags retain balance by turning to structured silhouettes for Fall/Winter 2019. Structured top-handle purses, in particular, are all the rage, no matter the size. Some border on travel cases, while others are perfect for everyday wear. The bottom line is, we want them all.

Chain Straps

We’re chained to the rhythm with this handbag trend. While chain straps are typically associated with evening bags, we’re glad designers are finally embracing the fact that chainlink bag straps deserve time in the light.

Geometric Shapes

Creative directors have kicked their design dimensions into high gear this season with bags that bear seriously geometric shapes. From the cuboid to the sphere and everything in between, Fall/Winter 2019 is schooling us on geometry and we welcome it.

 

Double Bags

The principle that two is better than one rings true in the case of Fall/Winter 2019’s most outlandish handbag trend. Brands are embracing the combination of two or more bags, worn as one. While some of us may question the functionality, to chronic overpackers, it’s your time to shine.

This article first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Singapore.

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