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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.


Gem studded

Studded bags are nothing new, but this season takes the embellishment to new heights with gem-adorned carryalls.

 Splurge versus save: Fall handbags

Splurge: Valentino's Kaleido gem-embellished tote oozes luxury with its all-over crystallized light-reflecting covering that is sure to catch the eye.
$2,995 from

Save: Glitz and glamour take center stage with Jessica McClintock's Dome Box Stone Clutch.
$68.58 from 

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