This season sees bags become more minimalist in silhouette, often incorporating a mix of colours and fabrics. Styles are classic and range from large-flap satchel bags to envelope clutches. These are tailored yet relaxed looks, structured yet soft and fuse timeless styling with elements of the new. Longchamp's iconic Balzane bag is crafted from luxuriously thick, supple young bull leather that results in an authentic equestrian feel. The trompe-l'oeil saddle-cum-flap is secured by a bridle-style strap with a chunky metal buckle. Rivets and saddle stitching complete the detailing. Available as a tote in two sizes and a hobo, it's a convenient and practical bag. In addition to timeless black, it comes in rich colours such as red, tobacco and fir green. The French brand has also released a nubuck version. The soft, velvety finish of this lightly buffed, full-hide leather is contrasted with a smooth calfskin trim. Available in brown or cognac, the nubuck version will acquire a slightly darker patina over time. Also in the Balzane collection, the Ecossais version is a tote that uses a tartan-inspired print in misty hues on a wool blend fabric. Khaki antelope leather trim adds to this preppy-chic twist. Cole Haan also plays with a mixture of materials and textures with the women's Brooke collection. Chic flap totes juxtapose textures from bold houndstooth and elegant dark grey suede to wool felt and black pebbled leather. Their Heritage Quilt totes, clutches and satchels feature the brand's scored weave detailing. These materials are infused with the seasonal colours of golden glow, burnt orange, oxblood, dark amber, greige and dark grey. Cole Haan's men's leathers and sturdy nylons make the Bayshore and Merced bag collections utilitarian and effortlessly stylish. Wallets, belts, briefcases, Kindle and iPad cases combine rugged hardware with soft premium leathers for a masculine appeal. For those who need their bags to take them around the world, LeSportsac has a new line of lightweight luggage. Available in four different prints and colours, the luggage is made of durable rip-stop nylon. It features inline-skate ball bearing wheels with a locking trolley system that can be pushed or pulled as needed. The upright suitcase is available in three sizes that can be expanded. There is also a wheeled backpack with adjustable and detachable shoulder straps and a wheeled duffle in two sizes. LeSportsac's autumn collection also embraces the travel theme with their new print On the Road, featuring illustrations of travellers. Indienee is a print inspired by Indian travels while a romantic voyage is taken with the heart-filled Marvelous print. For a touch of glamour, try LeSportsac's autumn Platinum collection with whimsical bias-cut plaid and shimmering sequins, available in several styles. The bags also feature a colourful co-ordinating pom-pom tassel and a delicate lace scallop trim that takes inspiration from classic Oxford shoes. This intricate detail is produced by way of a laser-cut application. The zipper tote has an expandable zipper gusset and a large inside pocket for organisation. The large hobo features an adjustable strap that allows for an over-the-shoulder look or cross-body style. This stylish bag is also equipped with expandable side zipper for extra room if needed.