THE HOTTEST HANDBAGS FOR FALL 2018

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If you need an excuse to buy a new bag, today’s your lucky day! These are 2018’s hottest handbags, and they make for the perfect addition to any fall wardrobe. So whether you prefer funky or artsy, trendy or functional, we’ve selected a handbag for everyone.

Classic ($395)

You can’t get much more classic than Coach. The iconic brand is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, and though there’s been a changeover in creative directors and design approach, the brand’s craftsmanship and quality remain unparalleled. This shapely hobo in black works year-round, and at $395, you’d be looking at a little more than $1/per wear. Score.

Trendy ($148)

Pour through any fashion blog this fall, and you’re sure to see headlines shouting “Velvet is fall’s hottest fabric!” If you believe everything you read (wink, wink), this bag is for you. The ink-hued quilted velvet is chic and stylish, but also versatile. Wear it as a crossbody with a faux fur vest and pencil skirt for day or your favorite LBD for the evening.

Multi-purpose ($178)

What’s black and white and can be carried all over? This cute sling bag. At 4 x 10 inches, this graphic bag could be pressed into quadruple duty: laptop bag, gym bag, overnight bag or school bag.

Bargain ($45.14)

A real leather bag that costs less than your weekly Target addiction or a swing through the Whole Foods prepared foods section? Count us in. At just $45.14, this purse doesn’t stop at being budget-friendly. It’s on trend too: The perpetually hip oxblood color and the gold loop combine for a sassy, yet sophisticated look.

Splurge ($2,890)

If you’re going to drop $2,890 on a bag, you better go big and bold. Case in point: This sumptuous Gucci finds that is the perfect combination of conservative and flashy. Beyonce, Margot Robbie, Salma Hayek and Chloe Grace Moretz are fans of the brand, so you’re joining an exclusive club.

On the town ($1,495)

Empire star Taraji P. Henson and Stranger Things breakout Millie Bobby Brown stunned on the Emmys red carpet with fabulous frocks, naturally. But it was their bespoke Edie Parker clutches — Henson’s said “TPH” and Brown’s said, “Mi11ie”(a nod to her character, Eleven) — that really had tongues wagging. You can get in on the fun with this nature-inspired hand-poured acrylic clutch. Add a black strapless jumpsuit and you’ve got a Cookie-worthy look.

Eco-friendly ($150)

Calling all fashionistas with a conscious. This 100% vegan bag embodies the Matt & Nat brand’s “live beautifully” mantra: No animal products are used in the making of the bag, and the lining is made out of 100% recycled plastic bottles. An added bonus? The Macaroon Pink color is right on trend as rosé is ruling as fall’s hottest color.

Artsy ($265)

Who says brocade needs to be relegated to your Grandma’s drapes? Not us. Embrace the colorful, rich fabric, and you’ve got a carry-all for museum-hopping that screams sophisticated.

Tech-friendly ($295)

Let’s face it, your life is on your smartphone, so you need to treat your technology right. This modern zip-around wallet is the perfect investment to safeguard your iPhone, and you’ll look cool doing it with the chic ivory perforated panels set against a jet black leather.