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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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1. Moxie

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51 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 557-9991
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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]

2. Louis

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60 Northern Avenue
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 262-6100
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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.

3. Nordstrom Rack

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501 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
(857) 300-2300
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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.

4. Ball and Buck

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144 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 262-1776
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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.

5. Steven Alan

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172 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02216
(617) 398-2640
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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.

6. The Closet

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175 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 536-1919
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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.

7. The Tannery

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711 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 267-5500
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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.

8. Saks Fifth Avenue

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800 Boylston Street, The Shops at the Prudential Center
Boston, MA 02199
(617) 262-8500
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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.

9. Bobby from Boston

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19 Thayer Street
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 423-9299
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.

1. Moxie

51 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114
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]
51 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114

2. Louis

60 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02110
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.
60 Northern Avenue
Boston, MA 02110

3. Nordstrom Rack

501 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116
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.
501 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116

4. Ball and Buck

144 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
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.
144 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116

5. Steven Alan

172 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02216
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.
172 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02216

6. The Closet

175 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
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.
175 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116

7. The Tannery

711 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116
Designer bags are in abundance at the Curated department, with 3.1 Phillip Lim, Chloe, and Margiela tempting that credit card of yours.
711 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116

8. Saks Fifth Avenue

800 Boylston Street, The Shops at the Prudential Center, Boston, MA 02199
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.
800 Boylston Street, The Shops at the Prudential Center
Boston, MA 02199

9. Bobby from Boston

19 Thayer Street, Boston, MA 02118
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.
19 Thayer Street
Boston, MA 02118