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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.


The plush and palatial fabric is all the rage in extravagant fashion this fall. Get your fix easily with a velvet bag.

Splurge versus save: Fall handbags

Splurge: While the rich blue folded velvet of Christian Louboutin's Cadeau Bow Kiss-Lock Clutch is undeniably luxurious, the clasp steals the show. It's a pair of pumps with iconic red soles.
$945 from

Save: Target's Velvet Large Bow Clutch in black is tied off with an adorable Blair Waldorf-ready bow.
$14.99 from

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