The Top 7 Handbags For Fall — & How You Can Buy Them For Less

For the eco-conscious consumer, secondhand shopping is less of a trend and more a way of life — because buying thrifted pieces reduces textile waste, saves water and energy, and lowers our collective carbon footprint. And while the influx of digital thrifting platforms has made it remarkably easy to buy and sell pre-worn clothing and accessories, it can feel overwhelming to figure out what to buy and from where.

Enter: Holt Renfrew — the Canadian fashion and lifestyle retailer is rising to the occasion with its new Pre-Loved handbag category. Not only will shoppers be able to purchase designer designs, like Gucci, Saint Laurent, Dior, and Balenciaga, for a fraction of the price, but each piece is vetted with transparent quality reporting. That also means there’s no risk of counterfeit or mislabeled goods, as each purchase is guaranteed by Holt Renfrew to be 100% authentic. 

And a new season obviously means a new (old) bag, which is why we rounded up the seven biggest handbag trends to help you anchor your Fall 2022 ‘fits. From the oversized silhouette to Barbiecore, click through to shop Holt Renfrew’s Pre-Loved line to get the look for less. 

Oversized

Now that we’re (mostly) back at the office, it’s time to ditch that impractical (albeit, very cute) micro-bag and invest in one that can actually fit more than your phone (like your laptop, water bottle, and a paperback). 

Our pick: This spacious Bottega Veneta bag that features the brand’s iconic woven leather detailing.

Bottega Veneta Pre-Loved Intrecciato Leather Bag, $, available at Holt Renfrew

Old Money

Impeccably tailored, classically elegant, and always discreet, the “old money aesthetic” that’s blowing up TikTok is all about minimalism, luxe fabrics, and fine details. 

Our pick: This well-heeled Celine tote, with its leather and suede body and French-made craftsmanship. 

Céline Pre-Loved Trapeze Bicolor Satchel, $, available at Holt Renfrew

The ’80s

Our love affair with  the ‘80s is still going strong, with an emphasis on black latex, bold lines, and neon accents. 

Our pick: This bold and brash leather satchel from Balenciaga.

Balenciaga Pre-Loved Ville Leather Satchel, $, available at Holt Renfrew

Embroidery

Embroidery has always been celebrated for its finely threaded designs, and it remains as a hallmark of a truly couture piece.

Our pick: This delicate floral saddle bag from Dior.

Dior Pre-Loved Mini Dior Oblique Floral Saddle Bag, $, available at Holt Renfrew

Sparkle & Shine

Stock up on body glitter and hair tinsel, since the Y2K-inspired sparkle trend is still going strong. 

Our pick: This stunning patent leather wallet from YSL will deliver a tasteful sprinkle of glitz.

Saint Laurent Pre-Loved Glitter Patent Leather Wallet, $, available at Holt Renfrew

Barbiecore

There’s something unmistakably fearless about this season’s shade of pink — it’s bold, it’s unapologetic, it’s hot. 

Our pick: This Balenciaga purse saturated in the unforgettable hue. 

Balenciaga Pre-Loved Motocross Mini Neo Classic Leather Satchel, $, available at Holt Renfrew

Athluxury

Athleisure was so early pandemic — the fashion world has pivoted to “athluxury,” which is all about practical yet stylish sportswear with streamlined silhouettes that scream effortless chic.

Our pick: This little nylon number from Saint Laurent makes the leap from gym to drinks.

Saint Laurent Pre-Loved Nylon Bag, $, available at Holt Renfrew

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