marnibagfw17You can tell I am in fall buying mode for clients, as my mind shifts to everything dark. Yet, one surprise here — a color-punched strap.

This adorable, black leather Marni bag with teal accents features a foldover top with clasp closure, an accordion-style interior, gold-tone hardware, a top handle and a detachable and adjustable shoulder strap. It's highly functional and, of course, timelessly elegant.

While the Tuk crossbody bag is perfect for your day adventures, it moves effortlessly into evening.

Available on FarFetch

lanvinbucketI can't say that I've thought about jumping on the bucket train, but how adorable is this?

Bucket bags are alive and kicking. And Lanvin makes it ever so chic with this chained bag. Internal patch pocket, chain fringe detail, magnetic closure and chained leather strap — this sleek number is getting noticed.

Simplify and go!

Available at Luisaviaroma

When I saw this mini Chloé on the runway last year for SS17, I knew it would create a frenzy.

Sold out.

I love the mini handbag. The concept began its journey over a year ago. However, the convenience factor has come around so much so that any version that comes out with a hint of adorableness is gone in the blink of an eye. 

The small jewelry-inspired Nile minaudière from Chloé is chic to the core. The smooth calfskin, customizable initials feature and half-moon shape distinguish it among its peers. The bracelet can be used for a hand carry or hanging on the front when the bag is worn long shoulder or cross body. 

With a bit of equestrian flair, this is a go to for years to come.

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I am not sure what I love most about this bag — the small size, the cone studs or that red tag!

How about the multiple ways to carry it.

Fendi brings a modern edge to this lightly structured small shoulder bag, featuring versatile detailing and fabulous color ways. The By the Way bag has flat straps on the sides that are perfect for sliding over your hand and carrying as a chic clutch, or use them as top handles for a sophisticated satchel-inspired style. Of course crossbody is certainly a great option.

The gray-blue color is delightful for spring, and all year round, for that matter.

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Available at Luisaviaroma

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It's not just Charlotte Olympia having fun this fall.

Fendi brought out the little monster not too long ago. And this season, the line's embellished tote is sporting a funny face.

The buckets, totes and backpacks from CO this fall are adorable — and in so many colors and textures! However, this Feline Bucket Bag takes the cake. Featuring a galvanised brass face inlay, this lightweight black calfskin shoulder bag includes an internal zip pocket and an adjustable slide-through leather strap. 

Though I lean toward the practical side in handbags, I can't help but wonder if my days might be a bit brighter with this little guy by my side.