As you round out your fall wardrobe, don't forget to update one essential category: your handbag collection. This season has brought a crop of cool new styles, from beaded bags to micro-minis, seen on the arms of the fashion girls everywhere. And while you could shell out for the pricey designer iterations, you can actually find all the major fall bag trends at Zara for a whole lot less.
Zara is one of the most reliable high street retailers for providing the latest trends to shoppers as soon as they're spotted on street style stars. So when these fall handbag trends started popping up all over the fashionable set, it was a matter of time before similar styles arrived at the popular store.
Take, for example, the bucket bag trend that has been going strong for a few seasons. The beauty of this bag is in its size and versatility – roomy enough to stow your daily essentials, and polished enough to carry from casual errands to more upscale events. Zara quickly picked up on the trend's continuing dominance and offers several takes on the style, like the $59.90 Rock Bucket Bag. The stud-adorned handbag is an edgy option, perfect for giving super-feminine dresses some toughness or lending interest to skinny jeans and a sweater.
The retailer also provides opportunity to add vintage flair to your closet by way of prominent and of-the-moment beaded bags. The fashion crowd-beloved bag trend is available in a few different forms at Zara, including this Mini Beaded Bucket Bag for $59.90. You'll come to consider it the hardest working bag in your collection, since it hits on not just the beaded trend but also covers the mini and bucket styles du jour.
And if you still haven't hopped aboard the universal animal print trend, here's a tempting (not to mention affordable) way to get in on the fun: Zara's snakeskin Animal Print Belt Bag is just $29.90 and effortlessly chic. Use it to add interest to a basic black dress, or style it with suiting separates for a bold downtown vibe.
The trends don't stop there. Zara is stocking plenty of options under $60 to satisfy every current style, like bold crossbody bags, oversized shoppers, and micro-minis that hold little more than your cellphone. See and shop a selection of the best Zara handbags below, and head to the brand's site for even more.
Rock Bucket Bag
The easiest way to impart an edgy look? Glossy black leather, chain details, and studs. This draw-string closure bucket bag has all of the above, plus an on-trend shape. Enough space for essentials, and style to boot means an all-around win.
Mini Beaded Bucket Bag
This dainty vintage-inspired style has made a huge comeback for fall, making it easy to achieve a flea-market vibe without the hours spent searching through piles of previously-loved goods. Due to this version's neutral smoky brown color, it's interesting without being in-your-face.
Animal Print Belt Bag
Animal print? Check. Belted style? Yes. Metal hardware accents? You bet. This $30 bag hits all the high notes when it comes to fall trends. Try the hands-free purse for mall visits (so you can accommodate more shopping bags) or pack it for a weekend trip as a sleek travel companion.
Tweed Crossbody Bag With Chain
Tweed is one of those trendy-yet-timeless materials that'll forever be in rotation, thanks to its ability to add elegance and texture to any ensemble. Zara's version utilizes bold color and a chain detail on the front flap to give an edgy vibe.
Nylon Mini Shopper
Elevate casual looks with this nylon tote. The athleisure material you've been seeing lately in jackets and track pants is easily accessible via this burgundy bag, which can be used to carry must-haves to your early morning pilates class or for day-long jaunts across town.
Round Mini Crossbody Bag
Cover multiple trends with this sweet crossbody, which incorporates a top handle, croc-embossed effect material, and of-the-moment circular shape. The rich maroon color is a fall neutral, so this bag can be carried with just about anything.
Mini Mesh Crossbody Bag With Fringe
This micro-mini bag has a chainmail appearance thanks to its metallic mesh composition and chain link strap. Sized to fit only your most basic essentials (pretty much only your cell phone, key and metro card), this tiny purse is ideal for a girls' night out.
Fringed Crossbody Bag
Trade in your simple black bag for this upgraded style. The fringe detail, studs, and grommets provide a biker-chic vibe to this otherwise-classic crossbody purse. Wear it with everything.