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In the spirit of fall just around the corner, everyday this week I’ll be covering a fall trend and offer several options per each trend. For Day 1 of our 5 day fall trend series, we will cover the oh so popular must have trend, structured handbags. The days of the hobo are not long gone just yet, but an emerging style that I am seeing everywhere is the more structured handbag. I love the clean lines and it looks a bit more polished and professional – the type of bag that can easily go from day to night seamlessly.

Structured handbags have a lot less bells and whistles than the popular hobos celebrities have carried for the past several years – less pockets, zippers, and embellishments on the outside and they are a lot less “slouchy” in shape. I did a Steal the Real recently (item 2 above) on the Hermes Birkin, a beautiful handbag that fits this trend perfectly, and saw Rachel Zoe carrying it the same day on her premier episode of The Rachel Zoe Project.

I found all of the above options at one of my favorite “looks for less” merchants, HandbagHeaven.com. I used mostly neutral options in my style board above; however, most of these bags come in several different colors, so make sure you check them out by clicking on the links below. What do you think of the structured handbags? Would you wear this emerging trend?

  1. Ivory Studded Satchel – $45.86
  2. Lock & Key Shoulder Bag – $46.41 (last seen here)
  3. Faux Ostrich Bag – $40.76
  4. Broad Ripple Satchel – $45.86 (last seen here)
  5. Woven Messenger Satchel – $50.96

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