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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.


Take a chance with your fashion choices this fall with a fantasy-inspired bag. It's an instant conversation starter and will lift your spirits as the weather turns chilly.

 Splurge versus save: Fall handbags

Splurge: Marc by Marc Jacobs' Flights of Fancy leather shopper is covetably adorable with its cartoonish animals and landscape.
$430 from

Save: The cat versus caged-bird scene staged on ModCloth's Feeling Lucky bag is straight out of your favorite childhood cartoon.
$59.99 from


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