Ten Investment-Worthy Bags From Fall 2012

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Handing over the credit card for a fresh-off-the-runway piece like a standout coat can be daunting. But a handbag, well, that can easily be justified by a simple cost-per-wear analysis (it's a year-round accessory, after all). And this fall, there are plenty of covetable options to choose from. Alexander Wang and Martin Margiela went for subtle luxury, eschewing major hardware and embellishment and letting the buttery soft leather do all the talking. If you wish to make more of a statement, turn to Derek Lam for a floral-print satchel or Stella McCartney for a swirly velvet clutch. Click through to see these bags, plus many more, that are worth splurging on next season.

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