Boxy top-handle satchels, vintage travel bags, daytime clutches, evening pouches and exotic prints are among the top handbag trends for Fall 2012.  While these bold carryalls may tend to look kitschy on their own, they pair perfectly with the array of minimal shapes and silhouettes we’ll be seeing this Fall.

The handbags of Fall 2012 provide a clean, modern canvas on which embellishments and pops are sure to take center stage.

Daytime clutches: This season, bigger is better when it comes to clutches.  Carry an oversized clutch to the office (it can double as an iPad case) or carry yours while bumming around on a Saturday afternoon.

Top handle bags: The perfect accessory for achieving the much coveted ladylike look this Fall.  Don’t forget your pointed-toe pumps for a perfectly polished look!

Printed canvas bags: They come in all shapes and sizes this season, from tote bags to mini cross-body bags.  Printed handbags are an easy way to add dimension and texture to an outfit.

Embellished handbags: A great evening bag starts with a little glitz – which makes this seasons bedazzled pouches perfect for a night on the town.