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Large calf skin backpack, $3,300; available at Chanel
boutiques, 125 N Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles,
310-278-5505; and 156 Geary St., San Francisco,

September always ushers in a slew of decadent fabrications and nods to the crisp fall air, but every once and again, the season similarly takes ownership of a bold trend that’s hard to miss. This year we have our noses decidedly pointed toward the schoolgirl trends popping up in varying implementations across the board. From varsity letter sweaters to uniform, collared shirts and proper loafers, the references are everywhere. Perhaps the most obvious comes by way of our must-have bag of the season, the Chanel backpack. Available in small and large sizes and crafted in everything from burgundy tweed to velvet, there’s something for every taste. We give the black leather, oversized style with silver hardware our highest marks.

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