We know summer is pretty much over (boo!) but that doesn’t mean that our lives have to be all doom and gloom! Luckily, a new season means you get to shop for some new items for your wardrobe and there’s honestly no better way to get over the impending doom of crappy weather than investing in a new piece of arm candy. To get you started we’ve gone in search of some of the prettiest, coolest, and most lush handbags out there so you don’t even need to shop around. Here are 5 must-have handbags for autumn – Happy shopping!

This gorgeous Ines bag from BagMee

BagMee Ines handbag

Forgetting worrying about not having a tan in autumn – invest in a tan coloured handbag instead! The padded detail on this stunning top handle style handbag from Bagmee gives it a rather interesting edge. A zip fastening will help you keep all your belongings safe and sound while the three inner compartments (with one zip pocket and two inside pockets) will keep it all organised.

Available online from BagMee – R499.

This quilted beauty from MRP

quilt backpack

Quilted handbags are all the rage this autumn so why not invest in a few show-stopping quilted numbers to complete your wardrobe. We love this white quilted backpack from Mr. Price fashion. It’s super affordable and would look fab with a sports luxe ensemble or even with jeans and high heels. A front zip-up pouch will keep all your must-have items at hand while a spacious inner carrier will hold everything from your tablet to a change of clothes for those days when you want to head straight from the office to a night out on the town.

Available online from MRP – R149.99

This lush shoulder bag from Aldo

Aldo crabapple

If a backpack isn’t your thing then slip the Aldo Crabapple quilted shoulder bag on your arm. This pretty little piece comes in three colours namely red, black and pastel pink will up the glam factor of your outfit with no effort at all! With one main compartment this hold-all has a zip to keep all your precious items safe while also looking ultra stylish.

Available online from Zando – R799.

This pretty floral sling bag from The Lot

the lot handbag

Just because it’s autumn doesn’t mean you have to forget all about spring flowers! This stunning little cross-body bag has a beautiful textile floral print and comes in three different colours and floral prints. This cute little handbag is perfect for lunch dates and quick shopping trips or even a concert in the park when you don’t need to lug your entire life with you.

Available online from Spree – R399.

This on-trend Belah bag by LYDC

Belah By LYDC

Contemporary and oh-so-bold, this pink and black LYDC satchel handbag will complement a variety of different looks. With zip fastening and one compartment with a zip pocket, as well as two inner pockets and a shoulder strap for easy carrying, this beautiful designer handbag is just what you need to fashion foward this autumn.

Available online from BagMee – R1 199.00.