Autumn's #1 Accessory Will Make Any Outfit Look More Polished

We fashion editors are wary of overusing the term "It bag," but when it's a style usually found in the crook of the queen's arm, we reckon it's worthy. Countless designers (think Loewe, Simone Rocha and Jil Sander) showcased elegant bags on the A/W 19 runways, making it one of the most in-demand pieces of arm candy this year has to offer.

Vintage in aesthetic, common frame-bag identifiers include elegant top handles, Chanel-inspired chain straps, kiss-clasp fastenings and structured silhouettes. Oh, and you can't forget their ridged (often metal) frames.

Turns out that we're not the only ones obsessed with this truly classic handbag. Our friends at Net-a-Porter revealed the site has invested in over 30 frame bag styles for the season ahead. Having restocked brands like Staud and Ratio et Motus—whose Twin Frame bag sold out a few months back—NAP is expecting the frame bag to fly off its virtual shelves.

The high street has also taken a leaf out of the royals' book, favouring mock-croc finishes and extra-long handles, as evidenced by & Other Stories and Glamorous. However, another place you may be able to snap up a frame bag gem is at your local charity shop, so it certainly pays to take a look in your nearest Oxfam or Red Cross outlet. After all, what's better than being sustainably on trend? Should this option not prove fruitful, keep scrolling to see and shop our edit of the best frame bags online now.

Micro bags are still big news. 

We love the unusual opening of this Anya Hindmarch creation. 

One of the summer's most iconic bags returns. 

Staud's Bisset bag now comes complete with a cute coin purse. 

This bag also comes in black. 

This hue will go with everything you own—including brown and black. 

Miniature in size, a statement clasp and a large loop handle, this is the perfect occasion bag. 

Velvet textures only add to the vintage feel. 

Contrasting straps make for an interesting iteration on the trend. 

We can just see Kate, Meghan or the Queen carrying this bag.

Chain straps add a bit of '80s glamour. 

A modern interpretation on the '40s handbag style. 

Up next, get clued up on all things new season with our extensive autumn/winter 2019 trend report.