10 Great Fall Bags and the Perfect Accompanying Drinks


Digital window shopping has its limits, even for fashion editors, as do the “What to Buy During COVID” stories. But hear us out: the return to work, a potential commute, a grocery run, or a crisp park stroll will all require a bag. And, with so much more uncertainty in our lives—is the bodega open? Should I add another indoor stop to my journey?—you’ll probably want to bring along some refreshments for your next outdoor excursion.

Enter a new classic pairing: bags and bottles. We have been fantasizing about all the amazing fall bags that will keep us stylish as we move into the cooler months, and all the ways we’ll stay hydrated as we go. (We have also been fantasizing about all the places we will be taking them—and all the people we’ll be clinking glasses with—once COVID is over…but we digress.)

Alexander McQueen The Tall Story Handbag

Paired with McBride Sisters Collection Black Girl Magic Red Blend

This McQueen Merlot top-handle will fit several bottles of the robust McBride Sisters Collection. We predict that Merlot will be very popular this season…and every season.

Tod’s Blue Holly Mini Bag

Paired with Kin Euphorics Dream Light

The Holly mini bag is truly a dream! This vibrant blue purse will add a pop to any look, and will pair perfectly with this Kin Euphorics non-alcoholic nightcap.

Coach A Love Letter to New York Cashin Carry Shopper Tote 36

Paired with Q Mixers Tonic Water

Fresh off the virtual runway, this naturally dyed Coach tote pairs perfectly with the refreshing sparkle of Q Mixers tonic, and it’s big enough to fit a few other bottles.

Cuyana Messenger Bag in Cappuccino

Paired with Domaine de L’Ile Rosé

We all need a little rosé in our cappuccino…right? Well, in this case it works! This Cuyana messenger bag in the brand’s beautiful cappuccino leather is perfect for running errands to the grocery, school, or to pick up a bottle (or two) of the new rosé from the Domaine de L’Ile estate, which just so happens to be owned by Chanel.

Dior Denim Blue Smooth Calfskin Bobby Bag

Paired with Fever-Tree Sparkling Grapefruit Drink

The perfect socially distanced picnic bag, this Dior Bobby in denim blue pairs perfectly with the zesty taste and color of Fever-Tree Sparkling Pink Grapefruit.

Dolce & Gabbana Sicily Matelassé Handbag

Paired with TOST All Natural Non-Alcoholic Beverage

The Dolce Sicily will have you dreaming of Italy and toasting to life while in or out of quarantine. It is also just big enough to fit a bottle of TOST (just as bubbly as champagne, without the booze)—truly a match made in heaven.

Givenchy Antigona Soft Bag in Pleated Leather

Paired with Vybes Tangerine & Turmeric

The Givenchy Antigona is all about the Vybe! This pleated masterpiece will take you to the office (home or otherwise) or to the grocery store in style, with enough room for a laptop, mask, and the calming Vybes CBD drink.

Louis Vuitton x Nigo Soft Trunk

Paired with Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame x Yayoi Kusama Champagne

We love an artist collaboration! Pair this Louis Vuitton x Nigo soft trunk with a bottle of Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame x Yayoi Kusama and be the talk of every Zoom happy hour.

S.Joon Teardrop Lizard-Effect Leather Tote

Paired with Doña Vega Mezcal

Have you ever met a bag with flavor? Well, let us introduce you to the S.Joon Teardrop. With its modern shape and unique structure, this tote will pair perfectly the smoky notes and powerful spirit of Doña Vega mezcal.

Wandler Carly Mini Leather Shoulder Bag

Paired with Air Company Air Vodka

Wandler’s Carly bag is loved by fashionistas far and wide. Similar to the new Air Vodka, the world’s leanest and most sustainable vodka, this bag is all about indulgence and impact.

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