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Fall 2020 IT bags under $1000

fall 2020 it bags under $1000

Fall 2020 IT bags under $1000 from top left: black baguette / pastel blue camera bag / pouch clutch / two tone tote  / classic bucket bag / BAO tote bag / round shoulder bag /

The fall season is here, and there are so many IT bags to covet this season! Thankfully, you don’t have to break the bank to snag a fabulous bag for the cool weather season. There are plenty of hotter than hot handbags for fall priced well under $1000. Love that!

The baguette is still a hot, emerging handbag silhouette; and no bag under $1000 is better than the Coach baguette. My favorite style is this beautiful black version; oh, and this one is actually under $500. Love that even more!

Camera bags, and anything Gucci, have an IT factor to them; so it comes as no surprise this camera bag by Gucci is a hot IT bag. Love that it is priced under $1000! Plus, pastels are an emerging color trend from Milan, so this bag is ahead of the fashion curve. The only problem it, which color to choose?

Mansur Gavriel can do no wrong. Pretty much all of their bags are IT bags. This pouch clutch is so hot right now, it might burn you if you touch it! Ha! Of course, their classic bucket bag is a must-have. This two-tone tote bag is the newest bag from Mansus Gavriel’s line-up, and it’s going to be a hit. You might want to grab yours before the wait-list begins.

Here in Silicon Valley, Issey Miyake is a cult favorite. The BAO collection is on the arm of every fashionable women coming out of a home priced well over $5 mil. You can spot them also on the arms of ladies emerging from their Tesla’s. This is the current IT bag in the San Francisco Bay Area right now! This fall blue is my favorite hue. Which color do you choose?

Lastly, geometric bags are hot for fall, and this bag by Staud is the best way to rock the trend this fall season. Love that it’s priced well under $500! I can’t decide which color I like best. Which one do you prefer?

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Which fall IT bag under $1000 do you like best? I can’t wait to get my hands on the new tote by Mansur Gavriel!

Thanks for stopping by,

XOXO
Cathy


Fall 2020 handbag capsule wardrobe

fall handbag capsule autumn 2020

Fall 2020 capsule wardrobe from top left: Mansur Gavriel bucket bag black/flamma / Givenchy Antigona small / Mansur Gavriel Cloud Clutch black/flamma / Chloe Marcie small black / Chanel Boy Bag (similar under $200) /

This fall, I decided to pull bags I already own, which fit into the current fall handbag trends, and put together a capsule wardrobe; instead of buying a new bag to add to my collection. While there are bags I would like to purchase, I am undecided on which one to actually buy; so I am going to wait until next season to decide. I am eyeing the Bottega Veneta Cassette Bag in black, the Givenchy Antigona Soft in grey, a few bags from Staud, and a few bags on Miirta. It’s hard to pick just one!

The fall handbag trends for 2020 include heavy chain straps, bucket bags, pouch clutches, hard clutches (due to shelter-in-place, I don’t have a place to wear this trend), geometric shape bags, and top handle satchels or totes.

The Givenchy Antigona is celebrating ten years, so it’s a fun bag to wear this year. My Chanel Boy bag takes care of the heavy chain trend, and of course Mansur Gavriel’s bags are always on pointe. I am wearing my Chloe Marcie because it fits the satchel trend, and it is also a fabulous casual bag for everyday use. Sometimes practical can be fabulous too 😉

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If you are looking for classic bags with longevity, all of these bags have it! I have owned these bags for several years, and one bag, over a decade! The only new-ish bag is my Mansur Gavriel Cloud Clutch which I have had since late winter. Handbags rarely wear out, so it is always a good idea to invest in a handbag with a timeless vibe; that way you can pull it in and out of your closet. Investment dressing is always the way to go!

Which handbags do you plan to carry this season?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy


Chloe Marcie review

pictured: stripe tee / fall nail polish / Chloe Marcie size small / black joggers /

The iconic Chloe Marcie. You might be wondering why I am reviewing a bag that has been on the market for well over a decade. Well, let me tell you, it has become an iconic handbag which remains a top seller at major department stores. So, if you are looking for an IT bag with staying power, read on!

I originally purchased my Chloe Marcie over a decade ago. I loved how it had a casual, everyday vibe while feeling luxurious. The leather was thick and strong; and the craftsmanship was flawless. I found I was able to carry heavy items inside the bag, and the stitching remained secure and strong. This is when I knew, I had a workhorse bag!

The Chloe Marcie has two top handles, and a detachable strap. I have found throughout the years I switch between carrying it on my forearm, and over my shoulder. When my kids were younger, I found myself throwing it on cross-body so I could pick up my smaller kids and/or chase them. My middle child loves to run! Haha

The bag offers a convenient opera ticket pocket on the front of the bag, hidden by the front flap. Normally this type of pocket is found on the backside of a bag, but in this case, Chloe hid it under the front flap of the bag. This is actually a very nice location for the pocket since it is easier to reach for what is inside on the front of the bag, instead of the back.

The interior offers one zipper pocket, and one open pocket. These pockets are good sized, and very convenient for storing smaller items inside the bag. The top zipper unlatches at the end in case you need to put something wide or large inside the bag. This is a nice feature which keeps the zipper from the getting misaligned.

If you like to travel, you will like this feature! The Chloe Marcie flattens out like a pancake. No joke! This is a really easy bag to travel with since it can go inside of a suitcase and lay flat. I don’t know how many times I have been packing for a trip and wanted to bring an extra handbag, only to find the one I wanted to pack didn’t fit inside my suitcase. This one is perfect! It has become my go-to bag to throw in a suitcase as an extra handbag. I love traveling with it since it can fit a lot of items inside, and I can wear it cross-body. Those are good features for a bag to wear while sight-seeing and exploring a new town.

I feel like my Chloe Marcie was one of the best handbag purchases I have ever made. It is an everyday bag which is strong and versatile. I can travel with it; and since it is strong, I don’t have to worry about it around my kids. Of course, I love a good IT bag. The Chloe Marcie turned from a trendy IT bag when it was first introduced, to a classic IT bag you can still purchase and wear now. Plus, it is priced under $2000. That’s rare for an IT bag!

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I have the small size Chloe Marcie in black, and it is over ten years old. I also love the grey version, which is a pretty alternative to black. The small size is quite roomy, but if you carry a lot of things, you might want to size up to the medium. If you prefer smaller bags, the Chloe Marcie comes in a cute cross body bag without top handles. It too, is a classic IT bag!

Do you have a Chloe Marcie? Have you been eyeing it over the years? If so, I hope you decide to invest in one! It is a great bag and a longtime favorite of mine. Love!!

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

My Chloe Marcie, photographed for a blog post back in 2012.