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5 Top Handbag Trends for fall/winter 2017/2018

I love handbags, designer handbags to be more specific. I’m not sure where my love for handbags came from, but I know more than a few women who share in my obsession. What I don’t love however, is the steep price tags associated with these bags. While looking at the new handbag trends online, I did a little research and found amazing discounts of 50% off (or more) on some of the top designer handbags for this upcoming season.

The fall/ winter 2017-2018 handbag trends on the runway this year are sure to influence what bags we all will be wanting in the coming months ahead.  There were a lot of plain leather bags in a variety of shapes and sizes, but there were also some extreme elements that I’m not sure will catch on. Below, see five of the top handbag trends for fall/winter 2017-2018. Also, I will show you where you can get some of these trends at a huge discount.

#1  MINI BAGS

So many of the collections this year had mini-purses. Some were paired with larger bags, but most just chilled on their own, just the right size for a smaller phone, a lipstick, and maybe a few dollar bills. Tiny bags for fall/winter 2017-2018 come in all kinds of shapes, colors, and styles. Here are some of my favorites.

rebecca minkoff mini bagRebecca Minkoff Velvet Mini Mac Crossbody Bag
marc jacobs mini bagMarc Jacobs Mini Natasha Leather Crossbody Bag
tory burch mini bagMini Jamie Leather Crossbody Bag TORY BURCH

#2  CIRCULAR PURSES

The pros of a circular purse: it’ll always stand out, it softens an outfit, and it is beautiful enough to fit any occasion. Cons: it might fall over if you try to put it on a table. The circular bags for this fall/ winter 2017-2018 are chic, gorgeous, and surprisingly very practical.

sole society round handbagJosa Crossbody Bag SOLE SOCIETY
round nordstrom bagAlice Sisal Tote CLARE V.
kate spade roundkate spade new york Glittered Initial Box Clutch – t

#3 BAGS WITH TASSELS

Tassels always add a little bohemian touch to an item, sometimes in a way that adds contrast, and other times as a natural extension of an already somewhat hippie design. Like the previous season, tassels will be a big part of the upcoming bag trends. I really like the first bag below which is available in 3 different colors.

vince tassel bagVince Camuto Elme Saddle Crossbody Bag
tassel bagRebecca Minkoff Mini Sofia Leather Crossbody Bag
marc jacobs tassel bagMarc Jacobs Recruit Nomad Pebbled Leather Crossbody Bag

#4 BAGS WITH CHAIN STRAPS

Chain straps were popular on the runway this year. Unique chain handles with a Victorian vibe and bags made of different shades of leather and crocodile skin. There are so many varieties to choose from  I love the styles with the strap made of a thicker chain and brassy metal.

chain 1Persaman New York Roxy Leather Crossbody Bag
michael korsMichael Kors Mercer Leather Tote
ted bakerTed Baker London Beckaa Leather Crossbody Bag

#5 CLUTCHES

A clutch is a symbol of sophistication, and a testament that one is willing to sacrifice convenience for class. Almost every runway this season featured a clutch or two. Every girl needs at least one clutch in her handbag collection.

clutch 1Skagen Anesa Suede Clutch
clutch 2MILLY Glitter Eyelash Half Moon Clutch
clutch 3Vince Camuto Mavil Metallic Clutch

These are just a small sampling of the 2017/2018 handbag styles and trends expected to be popular this fall and winter.  I’m always on the hunt for a bargain and love finding things I love – at a discount. I hope my ideas save you some money and help you in your search for the perfect handbag.

You can find additional top designer discounted handbags  at online stores you love like Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack – Here’s the link to see them all:  discount designer handbags .

 

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Know someone away at college? Receiving one of these inexpensive care packages will definitely make their day!

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