Fall 2009′s Hottest Fashion Bags Under
This fall, if you’re talking hot fashion bags, there are some trends that you’re going to run into over and over. The hottest trends make total sense if you look at what’s important in everything else today: being green, looking out for nature, and caring for animals. Eco friendly bags are seriously all the rage this fall. There isn’t any runway fashion that you can find which doesn’t sport at least one vegan, animal alternative, or recycled base material fashion bags. We’re talking faux leather that doesn’t have the cheap feel of pleather, and even recycled rubber. Awesome, to put it simply.
Another thing you’ll quickly notice when you’re on the hunt for Fall 2009 Fashion Bags is that super clean lines, simple construction, basic looking bags and of course black dominates are the biggest hits. These deceptively simple bags are made unique, though, with accents that truly make your fashion bag look one of a kind when compared to all the run of the mill pieces available in your local department store.
But you can get away with paying much less than you’d think for these beauties, too. Sure, you’ll pay a little bit more than you would for a fashion bag at the department store, but the quality of these bags will take you happily through the Fall 2009 season and far beyond.
So let’s take a little virtual window shopping trip, and check out five of the hottest fashion bags for Fall 2009 that cost you less than $100.
Fashion Junkee Oversized Hobo
There’s something timeless about the hobo bag. Perhaps it’s the way that it works with absolutely any outfit you wear. Maybe it’s the way that it holds everything you need it to without looking stuffed. Whatever the reason, Fashion Junkee’s Oversized Hobo bag has the classic look with some great little extra details that you’ll love.
From the outside, you see a sleek leather purse with the great scrunchy hobo look. But looks are, always, deceiving. To start with, this hobo is totally vegan, using high quality faux leather and no animal by products. Inside the bag, a zippered pocket will keep important items safely stored away while an unzippered pocket is perfect for stashing your cash and cards. Also inside is a cell phone pocket, and a zippered divider.
Heading back to the outside, there’s another zippered pocket that blends in so sleekly you can hardly see it’s there.
All this shiny black fashion bag beauty with organization features that most hobo bags don’t offer is available at Fashion Junkee for a neat little price, too. At the time of writing this article, it is only $54. Seriously a steal for a bag that looks like one worn by Molly Sims and could seriously pass as one by “big names” for a quarter of the price. Learn more about the hobo here.
Serengeti Floral Butterfly Painted Leather Fashion Bag
Seriously, if you want a fashion bag that is unique and will definitely have everyone asking enviously, “Where did you get that?!” while their fingers hover close, wanting to touch, this is the bag for you.
With an exterior zip pocket, a zip top that opens to reveal a fully lined interior fit with a zipped wall pocket for valuables and an open pocket for easy credit card and license access, the construction is super simple. It’s clean, with straight lines and a smooth leather, adjustable strap.
Construction is where simple ends. Beautiful butterflies, roses, and golden highlights are painted on both the front and back of the bag lending it a really eye catching appeal that is seriously hard to find.
I had the chance to see and feel this fashion bag in person, and can’t even begin to describe how perfect it is for Fall 2009′s fashion trends. Not only will you love the rich leather feel, but the colors are so spectacular that you could be running around in faded blue jeans and a threadbare t shirt but still look like you’ve got it going on. It works great with this fall’s looks, though, which run along oversized accents and form fitting garments. This painted fashion bag will set your fall wardrobe off with pizzazz.
Available at Serengeti for 49.95 at the time of writing this article, you can find the bag online here.
English Retreads Coupe Fashion Bag
Don’t let this company’s name fool you English Retreads fashion bags are made in Boulder, Colorado, and feature the hottest thing you could ask for: totally recycled beauty.
So much of Colorado, be it Boulder or my own hometown of Durango, is filled with rivers perfect for rafting. But if you’re up for some real, homemade fun, we locals tend to just hop on a large inner tube and hit the water. It was while the owner of English Retreads was doing just that, floating down Boulder Creek, that she came upon the idea of handbags created from inner tubes.
Each Coupe fashion bag is crafted from well travelled rubber; each tube has travelled more than 60,000 miles before it gets a new life. “Just think of all the places these tubes have been,” says Heather. “Now it’s your turn to add to their miles and adventures.”
The Coupe has so much going for it, from being vegan to recycled. It actually uses an adjustable seatbelt strap designed to be worn cross body (totally recommended for security and free hand action), and it attracts attention with its super smooth shine. Check it out at English Retreads, currently available for $85.
Aiaco Clutch Fashion Bag
If you’re anything like me, you lean toward the smaller fashion bags because you’re not tempted to store everything including the bathroom sink in your bag. A snazzy little clutch is perfect for those of us who have the need to force ourselves to keep it down to the essentials.
Aiaco has one of the coolest clutches available this fall. Available in white, black, red, dark brown, pink, or light yellow, you can pick your perfect Fall 2009 color and wind up with a sleek little clutch that has a great looking circle link silver chain strap and unique construction that takes it from being a simple rectangle clutch into something that is almost a bow but not so girlie.
Unlike most clutches, there’s actually room for more than a couple of credit cards and your license. The fully lined interior features an open pocket and the zippered top opens to reveal a deceptively large amount of space. Plus, it’s got the beautiful look of soft grain leather, but it is completely synthetic, animal alternative material that lets you enjoy the leather look and feel without the accompanying guilt.
With its large center band and flashy silver accents, this clutch will accent all Fall 2009′s hottest fashion trends. Available online at YesStyle, it costs $40 at the time of writing, and even comes with free shipping.
Jimi Bag from Big Buddha
Yes, I’ve saved the trendiest bag for the last. Complete with the tons of zippers so hot this Fall, plenty of pockets (seriously, could you ask for more than 7 front pockets, 1 back pocket, and 3 inner pockets in addition to the large, fully lined interior?) and available in either black or gray, it’s going to look great with anything you add to your Fall 2009 wardrobe.
Also in line with this fall’s greatest trends, the Jimi Bag gives you options. You can clutch the bag using the smaller, sturdy pair of handles at the top of the bag or you can use the detachable strap to wear it messenger bag style. Either way, you’re going to look hot.