Handbags are a girl’s best friend. Not only do they make it easy to organize and carry all of your essentials, they are also a way of elevating any outfit and showing off your personal style. With autumn just around the corner, we have our eye on the cutest preppy bags, purses, and backpacks for fall. Get inspired with our roundup of favorites below!
The Tote Bag
Is there anything a tote bag can’t be used for? These bags are timeless, and for a very good reason: they’re practical, versatile, sophisticated, and stylish. Tote bags are a favorite among students and professionals alike; they hold laptops, books, and all your other essentials, so they are perfect for daily use. We also love using a classic tote for travel, shopping, dining out, and everything in between.
Our preppy tote bags come in a wide variety of sizes, colors, fabrics, and patterns. This midsize neutral tote by Spartina will become your new favorite companion wherever your day takes you, from work to happy hour. For all your autumn outings and activities, you can’t go wrong with this red buffalo check tote bag.
The Crossbody Bag
A preppy crossbody bag is one of our favorite finishing touches to any outfit. As the name implies, these bags are traditionally worn across the chest. However, you can also simply hang it over your shoulder. We love a good crossbody bag for evening events when you don’t want to be bothered with a large bulky purse, since they are perfectly sized for stashing your phone, wallet, and a tube of lipstick.
Black quilted crossbody bags are an absolute preppy staple; this one is classy, elegant, and ideal for every season. Clear crossbody bags are a must-have for college students who want to enjoy tailgating and football games this autumn. And for those occasions when you need to bring your phone along but want to keep your hands free, this chic snakeskin cell phone crossbody is a lifesaver.
The Puffer Messenger Bag
Messenger bags are a classic choice for comfortably toting all your essentials to class, the office, or while running errands. Traditionally, messenger bags are larger than a standard woman’s shoulder bag and can be worn in a variety of ways, including over the shoulder or across the body. Our puffer messenger bags come in gorgeous patterns that are perfect for fall, like camo and buffalo check. Puffer bags have been super trendy this year — we have been seeing this padded, oversized style everywhere!
Backpacks are a classic choice for students, but they aren’t just for school anymore. Many women love the ease, convenience, and versatility of using a cute backpack while out on the town, enjoying a day trip, or heading off on vacation. A preppy backpack makes a great carry-on option for flights.
For fall, we love this stylish camo backpack. Made from sleek, lightweight nylon and accented with Italian aged leather, this backpack is an ideal companion for any occasion. It also has a secure zippered pocket on the back side that is perfect for storing your wallet while traveling.
The Lunch Box
Step aside, brown paper bag — every preppy lady needs a grown-up preppy lunch box, whether she’s toting it to work, school, or a fall picnic in the park. This cute lunch box is easy and comfortable to carry and has convenient practical details like a front zip pocket, side pouch for your water bottle, and a mesh zip pocket on the interior.
With its handbag-inspired design, this sofishticated lunch box by Scout is both cute and functional. It opens wide to easily hold square food containers, and has an exterior pocket for stashing napkins, condiment packets, or utensils.
The Travel Bag
Whether you are planning an overnight trip or jet-setting off on a weeklong vacation, a unique travel bag is a must-have for getting to your destination in style. Our preppy travel bags are the ideal size for all kinds of getaways. We love this snakeskin duffel for any time of the year, but especially the autumn and winter seasons.
While you’re at it, snag a few helpful travel accessories like a water-resistant toiletry bag and a comfortable carry-on backpack. You’d be amazed at what a difference the right travel bag and accessories can make.
We hope this roundup of cute autumn bags has sparked some style inspiration. Which preppy purse, backpack, or other bag is at the top of your wishlist for this season?