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What's the perfect handbag for fall and winter? For all-around utility and a fashion neutral color that will go with anything, a black handbag works best. If you only own one handbag to carry during fall and winter, a black handbag would be the best choice.

1. Black Satchel Handbag

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With dimensions of 13" W x 8-3/4" H x 4-3/4" D, this black satchel is a good size for petites, who should avoid carrying huge handbags. Since this handbag is made of PVC, rather than leather, buying it won't break the bank. This black handbag features a ruched center, dome studs, two side zippers, and silvertone hardware. It's available from Macy's in black as well as pewter and red.

2. Black Hobo Handbag

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When it comes to the need for a lightweight handbag, this black hobo may be just the ticket. Customers who have purchased this LeSportsac bag have mentioned that it's lightweight, an advantage over some of the pricey designer bags that can weigh several pounds, making them difficult to carry all day. Another feature that customers have liked about this hobo is that it makes it easy to be organized because there are several compartments, so women aren't forced to dump all their necessities into a handbag that provides no way to separate things. This handbag, pictured here in black patent, is available in several colors, as well as print designs, from eBags.

3. Black Leather Tote

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Here's a black tote, a classic and easy-to-use style of handbag. This medium-sized handbag is made of leather, and it comes with a three-year warranty. Besides black, this tote also comes in apple green, chocolate brown, saddle tan, and red. It's available from eBags.

4. Black Shoulder Bag

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A shoulder bag comes in handy when we want to keep our hands free. From Sak, here's a black leather shoulder bag that features a braided shoulder strap with a ten-inch drop. The bag closes with a drawstring, and there's an interior magnetic closure as well as interior pockets. The dimensions of the bag are 11" wide x 8" deep x 12" high, a medium-sized bag. This black leather shoulder bag is available from Zappos, which offers free shipping and free return shipping.

5. Black Leather Clutch

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From Calvin Klein, here's a black leather clutch for daytime wear. This classic style clutch features a pebbled leather exterior, logo handware, with a flap closure in the envelope style. It closes with a magnetic snap on the flap, and it has a zippered interior pocket. With a width of 11.5 inches, it's big enough to carry a few necessities and could be an elegant accessory to carry to a daytime event or lunch. Available from Zappos, this black leather clutch also comes in crimson red.

6. Black Minaudiere

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For elegant evenings, a minaudiere lends just the right touch. Hard-case minaudieres were very popular during the late 1940s and early 1950s, and designers have revived the style with a modern twist. This cute black minaudiere from Jessica McClintock features pleated black satin and a decorative crystal-embellished flower. The minaudiere is convertible with a drop-in shoulder chain. Measuring 5 inches in width and 3.5 inches in height, this little clutch is just big enough for some credit cards, keys, and money. This party-ready minaudiere is available in black or pewter from Zappos.

7. Black Luxury Handbag

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For all-out luxury, a high-end designer handbag has become a status symbol. Of course, most of us can't afford to spend over $2500 on a handbag, but it's fun to look. This black Alexander McQueen is made in Italy and features fine leather, top handles, and a flat bottom with vintage-inspired feet to protect the bag when set down. This luxurious designer handbag is available from Zappos, which offers free shipping and free returns.
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