The Elizabeth and James fall 2013 handbag collection is the first line of handbags from the label. It seems that Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are becoming increasingly confident of their designing skills and starting to develop more and more projects. Last year’s CFDA Womenswear Designer of the Year Award definitely served them well. For the first Elizabeth & James bag collection for fall 2013, the duo took inspiration from their higher price line, The Row.

After taking a peek at The Row fall 2013 handbag collection, it was extremely obvious that this was definitely not a bad thing. After all, who doesn’t love a streamlined design approach with fab minimalistic accents? Still, even though the new Elizabeth & James handbags for fall 2013 have modern vibes and a timeless allure for the most part, it doesn’t mean that trendy accents are neglected. Though relatively understated, the label brought some cute styles that will definitely make fashionistas want to indulge in.

Elizabeth And James Spotted Haircow ShopperElizabeth And James Black Leather ShopperElizabeth And James Black Haircow Sling BagElizabeth And James Spotted Haircow Sling Bag

Among the trendiest offerings from the Elizabeth & James fall 2013 bag line we can find the sling styles, which are an interesting twist on the backpack trend. If you thought that rocking a backpack the grown-up way is a bit of a challenge, these cute styles might make you reconsider that theory. Not just the handbag style is a trendy choice but also the fabric. Hair cow or pony hair accents will be a huge hit in the upcoming season and, taking a look at the new options, it’s fairly easy to understated why.

Elizabeth And James Black Leather Hobo BagElizabeth And James Suede HoboElizabeth And James Black Leather Satchel BagElizabeth And James Suede Satchel

On the other hand, for animal print lovers, leopard prints are a timeless classic. Other than a few colorful accents, like the electric blue leather cross body bag or the carmine leather shopper bag, the color palette stays on the uber versatile side. The metallic hardware accents are fairly discreet and have luxurious looking yellow, rose gold and gunmetal finishes.These gorgeous leather and suede Elizabeth & James handbags have prices between $395 to $625 and are already available for pre-order at and will be available starting with mid July in Neiman Marcus, Saks and Nordstrom stores.  Have a look at the entire Elizabeth and James collection!

Elizabeth And James Black Leather Cross BodyElizabeth And James Electric Blue Leather Cross BodyElizabeth And James Leopard Cross BodyElizabeth And James Light Cinder Cross Body

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