Trend Tuesday: Structured Satchels

by lauren atkinson


In my lifetime I've carried many a hobo bag and slouchy shoulder bag. However, this fall I am trying to steer clear of the slouchiness for something a little more stable: the structured handbag. 

The structured handbag owns some sharp lines and strong fabrication.  This fall I have been seeing many a structured bag. The silhouettes of these bags are making outfits look more streamlined, put together and chic. It's like sexy-business meets runway, in my mind. It is on of the easiest ways to polish off a look!

All images compliments of vogue.com and respective designer websites. 

All images compliments of vogue.com and respective designer websites. 

The biggest benefit for me currently in carrying a structured bag is that it will hold its shape against the bumping and smooshing it is bound to endure during city commutes. The perfect structured bag is great for the workday, but continues to look good for a night out. Here are some of my catalogue favorites from the fall: 

 

1. Saint Laurent Classic Duffle 6 in Earth 2. Rag & Bone Large Pilot in Fawn 3. Zara City Bag in Black

1. Saint Laurent Classic Duffle 6 in Earth
2. Rag & Bone Large Pilot in Fawn
3. Zara City Bag in Black

Now since those are a bit outside of my budget and really anyone's, I will just have to stick with what I already own for now. So here are three structured bags from my personal collection that I just cannot live without. The great thing about all three of these bags is that I purchased them for under $50, yet didn't sacrifice a bit of style.

Left to right: Romeo +Juliet Couture Handbag, purchased from Marshall's for $34.99.  H&M Handbag $34.95 Vintage Gucci, thrifted for $45.  

Left to right:
Romeo +Juliet Couture Handbag, purchased from Marshall's for $34.99. 
H&M Handbag $34.95
Vintage Gucci, thrifted for $45.
 

Any structured bags you couldn't live without! Share them!