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Want Buttery Soft Leather Goods? Here Are 9 Stores for Bags

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New season, new bag—or so your shopping shaman seems to say. Beyond being arguably fashion's favorite time of the year, fall also requires toting around layers along with your lunch, cosmetic case, notebooks, etc. If you've decided to downsize, maybe a small crossbody bag will do the trick. Whatever your inclination or catalyst for scoping out a new satchel, one of these nine local shops should have the bag of your dreams.


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Specializing in shoes and bags, Moxie is the place to be for a leather good. In the bag realm, the Charles Street boutique stocks city-chic Foley + Corinna, Boston mainstay Tory Burch, and trend-minded pieces from Rebecca Minkoff. [Photo]
Per usual, Louis takes care of your designer fix, with the latest styles from Proenza Schouler, Balenciaga, and Jason Wu. Keep an eye out for their seasonal sale, where you might score an It-bag at a can't beat price.

Nordstrom Rack

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Want leather on a budget? Rack is your hub for discounted goods from covetable brands like Kate Spade, Botkier, and Michael Kors. We've even spotted some Marc by Marc Jacobs in the first floor bag section.

Ball and Buck

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Guys need bags too, and Ball and Buck makes sure that messenger bag is not mistaken for a murse (man purse). Holding its selection to the same high standard as its own leather goods, the store stocks travel items from Ghurka and its in-house collection.

Steven Alan

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Like the rest of its merchandise, Steven Alan's bag inventory is cool, indie, and pretty pricey. Lines worth the buck include New England's own Lotuff Leather Company and Artemis Design Co. Also on its shelves are Clare Vivier, Baggu, and Steven Alan's collection.

The Closet

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Trying to build a vintage handbag collection? Don't mind whisking away Boston's most stylish hand-me-downs? Then The Closet will take care of your Lanvin, Chanel, Hermès, and Louis Vuitton needs. Check back often for new consignment pieces.

The Tannery

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Designer bags are in abundance at the Curated department, with 3.1 Phillip Lim, Chloe, and Margiela tempting that credit card of yours.

Saks Fifth Avenue

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Sure, its fellow luxury department stores—Barneys, Bloomie's—have equally boast-worthy bag departments. But this season, Saks might be the buzziest one with its floor renovation and dedicated boutiques from Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, and The Row.

Bobby from Boston

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We (along with numerous other media sources) have named Bobby the best vintage in Boston—and credit is due to his curated set of old school bags. Briefcases, duffels, suitcases—he has something for every leather loving guy and girl in town.

Moxie

Specializing in shoes and bags, Moxie is the place to be for a leather good. In the bag realm, the Charles Street boutique stocks city-chic Foley + Corinna, Boston mainstay Tory Burch, and trend-minded pieces from Rebecca Minkoff. [Photo]

Louis

Per usual, Louis takes care of your designer fix, with the latest styles from Proenza Schouler, Balenciaga, and Jason Wu. Keep an eye out for their seasonal sale, where you might score an It-bag at a can't beat price.

Nordstrom Rack

Want leather on a budget? Rack is your hub for discounted goods from covetable brands like Kate Spade, Botkier, and Michael Kors. We've even spotted some Marc by Marc Jacobs in the first floor bag section.

Ball and Buck

Guys need bags too, and Ball and Buck makes sure that messenger bag is not mistaken for a murse (man purse). Holding its selection to the same high standard as its own leather goods, the store stocks travel items from Ghurka and its in-house collection.

Steven Alan

Like the rest of its merchandise, Steven Alan's bag inventory is cool, indie, and pretty pricey. Lines worth the buck include New England's own Lotuff Leather Company and Artemis Design Co. Also on its shelves are Clare Vivier, Baggu, and Steven Alan's collection.

The Closet

Trying to build a vintage handbag collection? Don't mind whisking away Boston's most stylish hand-me-downs? Then The Closet will take care of your Lanvin, Chanel, Hermès, and Louis Vuitton needs. Check back often for new consignment pieces.

The Tannery

Designer bags are in abundance at the Curated department, with 3.1 Phillip Lim, Chloe, and Margiela tempting that credit card of yours.

Saks Fifth Avenue

Sure, its fellow luxury department stores—Barneys, Bloomie's—have equally boast-worthy bag departments. But this season, Saks might be the buzziest one with its floor renovation and dedicated boutiques from Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, and The Row.

Bobby from Boston

We (along with numerous other media sources) have named Bobby the best vintage in Boston—and credit is due to his curated set of old school bags. Briefcases, duffels, suitcases—he has something for every leather loving guy and girl in town.