Bold, colorful prints are a big trend in handbags this fall. We love the bright, quirky designs from the Sakroots Artist Circle collection. From the rich blue and orange of the Lagoon True Love print to the pale background with bursts of yellow and red of Natural Peace, they evoke “the artist, musician and nature lover in all of us.”
San Francisco muralist Jetro Martinez based the Fall 2012 bambu print on the inspiring story of bamboo growth. A mother plant grows underground, has a surprising growth spurt in its fourth year and creates offshoots that multiply. It’s also flexible and agile enough to thrive even after storms.
The fall palette combines deep purple with contrasting pops of citrine and tangerine. Crochet trim and contrast stitching add a unique, hand-crafted feel to each piece. Show your artistic sensibility and stand out in a sea of dark fall bags with this playful print!
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What colors would you pair with the purple bambu print for a fresh fall ensemble?
Show your style savvy with a fun, unique retro-inspired bag. A fashion-forward trip backward, these styles highlight the best of trends from the days of 8-tracks and bell-bottoms. Not sure what to look for in vintage? We’ve put together a short-list of this fashion’s best features.
Hardware Hues: For that perfectly time-weathered look, these pieces often sport deliberately tarnished or antiqued silvertone or brasstone zippers, chains and studs. Check out the UGG Australia Brooklyn Small Cross-Body Bag for hardware you’d expect to see on that bag you scored from the back room of a vintage boutique.
Western Designs: A favored style of the ‘60s and ‘70s, Western-inspired details like those of the Frye Vintage Stud Hobo were a flower-child’s staples, with sweeping boot-like patterns and metal studs that would feel right at home on the ranch yet perfectly set off your casual look.
Leather Flourishes Woven leather panels (we love them on the Cole Haan Victoria Tote), playful tassels and decorative embossing were standbys of their time and a standout feature with nostalgic flair.
Earthy Tones: Colors that remind you of shag-carpeting and laminate-topped tables make for fresh, distinctive fabrics and leathers, with names like rust, chocolate, avocado and the butterscotch version of one of our favorites, the Fossil Vintage Revival Convertible Cross-Body Bag.
Stalwart Silhouettes: Vintage works especially well with shapes like the Fossil Key-Per Train Case that were popular when a soda cost 5 cents, like boxy cross-body bags, train or cosmetics cases and adorable little kiss-lock coin purses.
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What’s your favorite vintage style?
We’re seeing tons of fabulous and richly saturated hues on some of our favorite bags this season. Not sure how to integrate one of these colorful stunners into your wardrobe? Check out our examples below to see how easy it is.
Shop our picks: MICHAEL Michael Kors Medium Leather Travel Tote, Antonio Melani Sophie Top and Katie Pencil Skirt, MICHAEL Michael Kors Grayson Woven Satchel, Gianni Bini Loch Dress, Gianni Bini Brie Satchel, Buffalo David Bitton Sleeveless Tank, Brahmin Melbourne Collection Ramona Cross-Body Bag, Calvin Klein Houndstooth Sheath Dress
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Will you rock a bold bag this season?
Michael Kors jewelry is now available on Dillards.com. Shop the entire collection to get a rugged yet chic look that is full of style. We love the Tiger’s Eye Multi Chain Bracelet and the Horn Link Necklace. For a softer, sweeter look try the Buckle Ring or the Pave Heart Pendant Necklace.
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Sophisticated and subtle in vanilla leather, the medium MICHAEL Michael Kors Bedford Satchel is a must-have for your handbag collection. This polished catch-all boasts sleek goldtone hardware, buckled details, double handles and a detachable shoulder strap. Its versatile shade pairs well with any look, and the silhouette carries your essentials with ease.
Love the MICHAEL Michael Kors look? Shop our entire selection of the designer’s haute handbags at Dillard’s.com.
How will you wear the Bedford satchel? Tell us in the comments!
For a chic wardrobe update, nothing compares to a glamorous touch of fur. We’ve rounded up our favorite fur and faux fur handbags to warm up your winter style.
- From Badgley Mischka, this glamorous Bella shoulder bag keeps things classic with bone colored leather and a lambswool-covered flap. Ladylike and sophisticated, we love it paired with everything from festive cocktail attire to polished work ensembles.
- The versatile Patricia Nash Venezia cross-body bag is the perfect choice for those with evolving style. Fur-covered with rich leather accents, its look transcends trends.
- Another look from Patricia Nash, this muffler satchel combines handcrafted leather with touches of rabbit fur for a stylish effect. We love its unique structure and vintage-meets-runway vibe.
- Leave it to MICHAEL Michael Kors to bring fur an accessible look. This messenger bag is the perfect size for toting essentials, with timeless accents like a partial chain link strap and shiny buckle detail.
- MICHAEL Michael Kors does it again with allover fur, smooth leather and shiny hardware. Tote this satchel with casual and formal looks.
- This stylish cross-body bag from Lucky will bring your look fabulous style in faux fur and rich suede.
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