Here's the interesting thing about winter: If you live somewhere chilly, it almost doesn't matter what you wear. Most of the people you encounter throughout the day only ever really see three things: your coat, your shoes and your bag. If those three are good, you can pretty much wear a turtleneck and jeans every day from December to April and no one will know the difference.
It's the ultimate winter wardrobe trifecta and good news for fall clothing haters (me), conscientious shoppers (me) and accessories fiends (um, me, again). It's also the perfect excuse to stock up on things that would normally be considered "extras" (like palm-print embroidered clutches and suede thigh-high boots!) without feeling the least bit guilty.
And just in case you want to feel even more justified about bag shopping now, there's also this little tidbit: Many of the season's best cross-bodies, shoulder bags, and top-handled totes are so colorful and versatile, they will also work well into spring.
Below, a look at some those at every price point from under $100 to $1,000. Happy shopping!