While my kids and their friends brandished their new and carefully chosen backpacks on their first day of school, a few fellow moms took the opportunity to bust out their new fall bags. Most noticeable among them: Balenciaga's Bazar leather tote, above, which is both practical (i.e., roomy enough to tote a toddler!) and statement making. As I don't have any two-year-olds to run after any more (boo hoo!), I'm considering the compact, clutch-size version, which also happens to be a lot more wallet-friendly. Other new fall bags I'm lusting after: this Prada trunk bag, this Simon Miller cross-body bucket bag, this denim Meli Melo satchel, this Loewe hammock bag, this plum And Other Stories bag and this embellished Gucci tote.
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