I have to get out of the black handbag rut. Like, now. Considering most of my wardrobe tends to be blacks, greys and neutrals, I have absolutely no excuse not to dip my toe (or uh, shoulder) into the gorgeous, colorful handbags and accessories that are so hot for fall and winter right now.
So take a peek at the gorgeous new options from Coach’s fall/winter collection of handbags. I’ve pared it down to my favorites. (Which wasn’t easy!)
From the new not-black neutrals like navy and oxblood, to dusty blues and roses, to eye-popping red, bold lilac, and look-at-me greens, I think they have every taste covered here.
And yes, they’re splurges. Hey, they’re designer handbags. But I’m a fan of buying things I really love that will last, and buying fewer of them. So that even if I’m “shopping my own closet” right now to try and squeeze an updated wardrobe out of items I already own, if I invest in one fabulously chic new handbag, it makes me feel like everything is new again.
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TEA ROSE: Edie Shoulder Bag 31
You don’t usually think of a dusty rose as a neutral — let alone a fall/winter color — but I am loving it!
PALE BLUE: Swagger 27 Bag with Rose Applique Tooling
This southwestern inspired bag features tooled leather appliques that make this bag a serious standout. Available in other colors, but this pale blue is a stunner.
OXBLOOD: Pebble Leather Andit Hobo
If you tend to gravitate to black, brown or navy, consider this perfect oxblood handbag as an adventurous neutral to try out. You’ll find it goes with more than you think.
CLOVER GREEN: Coach Mercer Satchel
The perfect green shade to bring a little life into the winter months but still feel seasonally on-trend. The best part is, it will transition seamlessly into spring.
SUNFLOWER YELLOW: Coach Rogue 17 Bag in Sunflower with Snake Details
If you believe color can enhance or even change your mood, I think this not-too-sunny sunflower yellow should do it. Perfect shade for a four-season bag, and those snakeskin accents are hot.
DARK TURQUOISE GREEN: Coach Chelsea Hobo 32
This deep rich green has just enough blue to put it in the turquoise category and I love it! Especially on the larger Chelsea Hobo, it’s a perfect everyday handbag that still makes a statement.
THE PERFECT NAVY: Turnlock Edie Shoulder Bag
If you want a colorful handbag but get nervous about color-of-the-year options, navy plays it safe but still turns heads. Isn’t this shade just perfect? And those polished gunmetal chain accents on the strap = A +++
BRIGHT LILAC: Coach Rogue 17 Bag in Colorblock Leather
In the same style as the sunflower yellow handbag above, I am swooning over this stunning, vibrant purple! In fact, I want a pedicure to match.
DARK DENIM BLUE: Coach Bandit Hobo 39
Can you tell how much I love Coach’s buttery, slouchy leather hobo? Here it is again, only in a denim blue that is just amazing. The inside of the bag is pretty sweet too, including a detachable interior compartment that lets you justify buying two bags in one.
BRIGHT CRIMSON RED: Coach X Selena Gomez Limited Edition Selena Grace Bag
When you set out to create a fashion collab with Selena Gomez, you know you’re not going to end up with some drab mauve number, right? So crimson it is! Here’s to ladies not afraid to walk into a room wearing power red.
Note that this bag also includes an embossed hangtag featuring her signature, a heart charm, and an inspirational message…but even if your tween or teen daughter is swooning over those touches, you might remove them if you’re shopping for yourself. You’ll still have the “to be you is to be strong” message sewn on the inside, hidden just for you.
MELON: Coach Rogue with Tooled Tea Rose Appliques
Once again the tea rose appliques adorn a Coach handbag, only in a wonderful southwestern-toned multicolor palette over a melon leather base. This is the bag that will have everyone in the room saying, “OMG…where did you get that?”