5 Autumn 2016 Handbag Trends to Adopt Now: The Edit

While clothes from Autumn 2016 wouldn't agree with the weather, bags are an all year round favourite. Discover our edit of autumn 2016 handbag trends.

Fashion moves fast, and while we’re still in the middle of Summer, Autumn 2016 collections have already hit the shelves of your favourite stores.

Realistically, with the ever-changing weather oscillating between heatwave and humidity, buying next season’s clothes don’t seem like a good idea yet.

However, handbags are an all-year-round accessory and the perfect way to welcome the new season without feeling inappropriate.

From the trendy crossbody bag to drawstring pouches and fringed bucket bags, next season offers a myriad of purses to choose from.

Discover our favourite Autumn 2016 handbag trends to adopt now.

  • The Crossbody Bag
    The Crossbody Bag

    Spotted all over the latest fashion weeks, the crossbody bag is a must-have at the moment.

    Allowing you to go on about your day with your hands free, the crossbody reminds us of school age ingenues and innocence.

    What’s more is they come with adjustable straps which will enable you to wear them right below the armpit, just like your favourite street-style stars.

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  • Drawstring Pouches
    Drawstring Pouches

    Drawstring pouches are the perfect way to adopt the mini bag trend.

    It comes in a range of colours, fabrics, finishes and embellishments. The mini drawstring pouch while heavy on the visual impact keeps things light when it comes to how much you can carry. Some would see this as a health benefit.

    It appeared on the Alberta Ferretti runway in a velvet version while Alexander Wang opted for suede with metallic accents displaying the bag’s versatility.

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  • Envelope Bags
    Envelope Bags

    Literally named after the object it resembles, the envelope bag lends itself well to transitioning from day to evening.

    Its sleek and simple design makes it a minimalist’s dream.

    They are closely related to clutches yet they offer a more streamlined look.

    We saw them on the runways of Louis Vuitton, Prada and Valentino, three fashion houses known for creating classics rather than following fads.


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  • Fringed Bucket Bags
    Fringed Bucket Bags

    Incredibly inspired by the boho vibe of this summer, the fringed bucket bag will carry on your summer of love all throughout the Autumn/Winter 2016 seasons.

    Seen at Ralph Lauren and Roberto Cavalli, the fringed bucket bags add a je ne sais quoi to your movements and reference the 70s mania that’s hit designers for the past two years.

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  • Luxurious Minaudieres
    Luxurious Minaudieres

    Minaudieres are the ultimate soirées companions.

    The eveningwear best friend comes in all kinds of rich embellishments and fabrics.

    From the see-through square lucite minaudieres at Chanel to the pearl clutches of MiuMiu with devoré velvet, minaudieres exhude an air of wealth and intricate detailing which will make you shine through the night.

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