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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.


Metallic embellishments and trim take a back seat to all-over metallic material this fall.

 Splurge versus save: Fall handbags

Splurge: Super-shiny silver metallic leather gives a chic update to a classic shape in Michael Kors' Heidi Large Metallic Satchel.
$1,295 from

Save: Ultra shine = ultra fun with New York & Company's City Style Metallic Gold Hobo Bag.
$13.18 from

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