As designers showed color blocking, exotic skins and new, non-leather fabrications for the upcoming fall 2012 season, they decided to add something new to the overall look of the handbags. Textured fabrics popped up in the form of smooth leather paired with fur, exotic skins, velvet paired with leather, synthetic fabrics paired with faux leather and real leather paired with brocade and embroidery.
Textured handbags were shown mainly in clutches, satchels, and shoulder bags. Many designers opted for tonal texture by pairing multiple fabrications together in the same color which instantly added dimension to solid colored handbags. While color blocking was also a huge trend on the runway for fall, few color blocked handbags were shown with texture.