Check out the arm candy: 12 fall handbag picks

Dressed up in exotic skins, luxe metallic finishes or touchy-feely fur and shearling, fall’s handbags are haute stuff. New to the mix are covetable designs by Joseph Altuzarra and the debut label Hillier Bartley by Katie Hillier and Luella Bartley, who previously designed for Marc by Marc Jacobs. Hobo and saddle shapes, patchwork python, and plenty of fringe channel the season’s California-girl gypset spirit. And what could be more chic for globe-trotting than a shrunken version of Louis Vuitton’s signature steamer trunk, cleverly created by the heritage brand’s artistic director, Nicolas Ghesquière?

Stella McCartney faux fur Falabella Mini Tote with chain trim and handles, $1,260 at Stella McCartney in West Hollywood, (310) 273-7051, stellamccartney.com

Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane leather monogram pouch with fringe trim and detachable wristlet strap, $725 at Barneys New York in Beverly Hills, (310) 276-4400 and barneys.com

Altuzarra crocodile Ghianda Bullrope hobo bag, $28,000, exclusively at Barney’s New York stores and barneys.com

Jérôme Dreyfuss shearling and leather Anatole bag with braided trim, $1,089 at matchesfashion.com

Alexander Wang shearling and croc-embossed leather backpack, $1,250 at alexanderwang.com

Chloé python patchwork bag, $3,990 at Neiman Marcus stores and NeimanMarcus.com

Hillier Bartley fringed leather shoulder bag, $1,566 at matchesfashion.com

Victoria Beckham leather Spiral clutch bag, $1,825 at victoriabeckham.com

Fendi shearling and leather 3Baguette handbag, $3,250 at Fendi in Beverly Hills, (310) 276-8888, fendi.com

Louis Vuitton animal-print leather Petite Malle bag with decorative rivets, buckles and removable strap, $5,750 at Louis Vuitton in Beverly Hills, (310) 859-0457, louisvuitton.com

The Row stingray wristlet bag with ombre tassel, $3,750 at The Row in West Hollywood, (310) 853-1900

Isabel Marant python-stamped suede Pratt hobo bag, $1,185 at Isabel Marant in West Hollywood, (323) 651-1493 and barneys.com

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