FossilEmmaToteOutsideStandingMy favorite time of year is fall because I love fall fashion and trends. I’m doubly excited for Fossil’s new fall handbags and Best Buy Canada sent a few my way to review. There’s nothing more rewarding than buying that new handbag I’ve been coveting and after seeing just a sample from the Fossil handbag line-up, I’ve decided I can’t just have one.

My husband wonders in bewilderment why I need so many different bags. I have the same answer every time he asks, “different bags serve different purposes and I need at least a few to cover various occasions”. In my opinion, there are three styles that should be in every woman’s wardrobe.

Keep it classy with a structured tote

One piece I have to have in my closet is a structured tote and it’s what I call a “must-have”. As a new mom, this Fossil Emma leather tote is not only fashionably on point, it’s roomy enough to carry some baby essentials like diapers, wipes, snacks and a toy. It’s made of smooth coated leather that is built to last and the rich cognac colour is not only great for fall, it’s versatile all year round.

I can easily transition to the office with this tote because it’s large enough to fit a 15-inch laptop, my wallet and a notebook with ample room for more. It has an inside zippered pocket to hold things like keys and the main zipper closure keeps all my important contents safe and sound. I can’t forget to mention the exterior pocket is great for easy access to my mobile phone.

Medium-sized satchel for everyday use

If there is one colour you need to add to your fall wardrobe immediately, it would be wine (also known as burgundy or oxblood). Like the tote, this medium-sized Fossil Peyton leather satchel has the makings of a great casual everyday bag. The saddle-like silhouette is a classic shape that transcends season after season and the leather is supple and soft. It pairs perfectly with my minimal jean and t-shirt looks and is super practical. The adjustable straps make it easy to change from cross-body to over the shoulder. I’m impressed with the amount of room it has: Two compartments with magnetic flap closures and a zippered outside pocket for easy access items.

Small cross-body for running around town

Fossil really hit it out of the park with the small Peyton cross-body leather bag. It’s packed with style and loads of smart functions all in one bag. The hands-free feature makes quick jaunts and day trips a breeze. What I like about this cross-body is that it’s still large enough for an envelope size wallet. The outer compartment is perfect for holding my lipstick, gloss and a pack of gum. The magnetic flap closures make it easy to quickly access everything inside the bag. I choose to wear my cross-body bag in a more laid-back fashion by shortening the adjustable strap, making the bag even more accessible.



You can’t have just one right? Each of these Fossil handbags will help organize your life while keeping you on trend.

If you’d like to view the entire Fossil handbag collection, head on over to Best Buy Canada.

Sunny Shum
I am the founder of the lifestyle blog "Shut Up I Love This". I focus mainly on parenthood and everything else in between. I'm a minimalist mom at heart and I've appeared in numerous publications from Fashion Magazine to the Vancouver Sun. Follow me on Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter @theSunnyShum. I'm also currently an employee at Best Buy Canada!