Accessories played a leading role in the fall collections, especially handbags, which turned up in a seemingly infinite variety of incarnations. Designers, mindful of the commercial value of a hot bag, turned out all sorts of intriguing looks, from ultraluxe, jet-set pieces in ostrich, alligator or even fur to snappy doctor’s bags and bold totes. There were slightly prim, ladylike bags and Eighties-style numbers swinging from gold chains, too, to go with the new tailored suits. Here, a roundup.

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