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Must-have handbags for Fall 2009

Erica Mayyasi is a Red Sox fan in Manhattan. After stints at various magazines she now works full-time in public relations, though she continues to write for a number of sites including her blog

Splurge versus save: Fall handbags

A new season means new trends -- what better excuse to snap up some new handbags this fall? Here are six bag styles you've got to try, complete with save-and-steal examples of each.

Leopard print:

Animal prints have been in vogue for a few seasons now; however, this fall, leopard print is the one to have. A bag with this feline aura adds instant sex appeal to any ensemble.

 Splurge versus save: Fall handbags

Splurge: Mulberry's Bayswater leopard print bag has a diluted leopard print that's the ultimate in class.
$995 from

Save: Leopard print corners give this faux-fur trim satchel bag from Newport News a chic update.
$19.99 from

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