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Functional fashion rules the day as the kids go back to school and parents covet the hottest accessories that look like they are, too.
It’s that time of year when the kids go back to school, and adults are re-energized about their return to work after summer schedules and travel. It’s time to get serious about fall, so we turned to our trusted friends at Saks Fifth Avenue for their top picks for back-to-school-inspired functional fashion accessories that are perfectly on point for the parents getting back at it in style, where function rules the day. “Utility Chic is a key trend this season. We love handbags and accessories that offer both fashion and function,” says Sabrina Nikel Vice President General Manager at Saks Fifth Avenue in Phoenix.
Utility Chic is a key trend this season. We love handbags and accessories that offer both fashion and function.
A good backpack is the epitome of functional fashion. In bright mint green, this logo backpack makes a brilliant statement this fall. Full of modern energy, this well-constructed bag is full of utilitarian pockets and compartments to keep you organized for your activities of the day.
This mini backpack is perfect for the fashionista on the run with a top handle for easy carry and backpack straps for a more practical use. The iconic Fendi logo dominates the design and a leather strap on the front zipper punctuates this bold design.
Belt bags are in and the perfect functional fashion statement piece. This stunning, leather belt bag is ready for day to evening. With a bold gold YSL logo on the front, this bag is worn belted with a flashy tassel hanging from the zipper. It’s compact, rectangular shape is designed to hold all you need for a day out of night on the town, including the largest phone, so you are ready to go!
This sleek, little belt bag features a top flat with easy, magnetic closure, and the adjustable waist belt is removable. The ornate jeweled heart-shaped logo on the front is the perfect accent to this gold-toned bag. It was made in Italy and this great travel accessory wants to go back.
This utilitarian belt bag punctuates the prevailing trend of the season with two sci-fi chic compartments on the bag’s adjustable belt. Stella’s logo brands this bag one of the most chic accessories for fall.
You had us at Valentino. Once again, the distinguished design house has designed a bag we can’t resist. Roomy but structured, this bag will be your all-about-town go-to for errands and is also a perfect on-board bag for long flights. And no matter where you go with it, you’ll look stunning wearing it.
We can’t help but want to take this bag on safari. Once again, utilitarian chic, this canvas tote framed in leather merges artisanal accents with fine craftmanship. The crossbody strap is adjustable and removable, and inside this top-open bag is an interior zippered pouch for the little items you want to find easily.
Proudly stepping out in mineral yellow will brighten every outfit. Boasting two top handles and dual interior compartments, this sleek suede bag has an elegant chain shoulder strap that makes this the hottest lunch bag we’ve ever seen.
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