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Every woman loves her handbag. It is a must-have accessory. It is a representation of who you are. And thus, it is essential that you put a lot of thought and consideration into the process of buying one. After all, you don’t want to carry around an ugly handbag with you every day, do you?

When looking for a handbag it is highly recommended that you consider leather handbags. The reason for this is that first and foremost it is a highly fashionable material. But not only this, leather is also an extremely durable material and thus you will get a lot of use out of your bag.

When looking for leather handbags you should consider the trends in style at present in order to ensure that you’re a top fashionista. This article will give you a helping hand with that by revealing the top trends in handbags for autumn/winter 2012.

First and foremost, when it comes to handbags it is truly a case of the bigger the better. You have heard the saying that people usually associate with women and their handbags – “what have you got in there; everything but the kitchen sink?” Whilst it is true that women tend to carry a lot around with them, it is also the case that big bags are highly fashionable at present. This is because women see their bags at statement pieces; they can be the focus of an entire outfit. Therefore, a big bag can truly dominant a look and give it that fashionable edge.

Another trend which is in at the moment is that of studs. If you want to add an edgy glamour to your outfit then you should seek a bag that is adorned with studs. When going for these bags it is always advisable to go for a dark and a harsh colour, for instance either black, dark red or violet are good options. This trend provides a great way to emulate chic style.

In addition to studs and big bags another trend which is popular is that of satchel bags. Satchels have a business-like edge to them; they add an element of class and sophistication to any look. They are the perfect sort of bag for office wear. Nevertheless, this is not their only use. They are a great choice when it comes to rocking casual glam – team a shift dress, a pair of brogues and a blazer with a satchel to achieve this look.

A final trend to consider is going for a metallic bag. This trend is something which a lot of people like to call ‘space bound’ or ‘futuristic’. It is one of the most popular fashions at the moment. It is a look which can instantly transform a plain outfit into a show stopping ensemble. If you are looking for a place to start then seek a silver metallic bag and team it with a black dress.

Hopefully, this article will have provided you with the top trends, ideas and inspiration to find the perfect bag for this season!

Author bio – Peter Smith is a freelance journalist. He used ‘Smart Luggage’ as a resource for the fashion trends of leather handbags at the moment.