Yes, you probably think this list doesn’t exist but I challenge you to think again! Now, I bet the next thing that comes to mind when you hear that you will be shown bags that cost less than $100 is that they are probably looking shabby, not chic, and, well, cheap. The purpose of this list is to show you that you CAN get an elegant, expensive-looking, covetable bag for a fraction of the money designer bags cost!
Without long prologues, here are the best bags that have everything mentioned above and more!
1. Croft Bag (At Need Supply Co. for $68)
A ladylike design and the solid structure make this bag super polished without being only for the younger ages. After all, who said that cheap equals to having no alternatives but only bags with a youthful vibe! I can easily picture Gwyneth Paltrow sporting in while out and about!
2. Leather Bowling Bag (& Other Stories for $59, down from $195)
The combination of this light pink and black is simply striking. This bag is perfect for the dynamic women that know how to turn into kitties when required! The blend between the tough leather and the sweet pink make it ideal for any occasion. Plus, it’s a daily bowling bag that I seriously doubt will ever go out of style anyway!
3. Small Faux Snake Shoulder B (& Other Stories for $53, down from $175)
There is no reason we should go for real snakeskin and this bag is clearly showing why! Red and black will always be eternal lovers so don’t expect this bag to stay in the unwanted at any given time. The metal details and overall design make it an eye-popping accessory that will turn your outfit’s attitude by a few notches!
4. Faux Shearling and Leather Clutch (& Other Stories for $43, down from $85)
Your winter days just got so much warmer and chicer! The marriage between &Other Stories and H&M offshoot is definitely a happy one, judging by this perfectly cute offspring! A rugged leather clutch for the chilly temps with a functional wristlet strap look and faux shearling is all you will ever need for your wintry endeavors!
5. Canvas Gym Bag ( MATCHESFASHION.com for $53, down from $76).
Adidas is a go-to brand when you think of gym-related activities for many of us. Now, when a gym bag is designed by Stella McCartney and can double as both a sports carryon and casual weekender, then we have every reason to feel rejoiced! Besides, it’s amazing how much of our stuff this canvas Tote can fit!
6. The Cambridge Satchel Crossbody Bag ( Farfetch for $100.51)
No, don’t cross out the Cambridge Satchel from your most-favorite-bags list just yet. Although it was with great excitement welcomed last year and a few decades before that, it still is a strong staple that you can find on a budget (in our case, ssssslightly over $100!).
7. Soeur Sac 3 Tote (Barneys New York for $95)
A totally summer piece that will accompany us when we rush to the beaches! A woven Tote with pretty colors and a very comfortable price for your next jaunt to the nearest tropical paradise when the temps start rising again!
8. Bucket Bag (Nasty Gal for $38)
If you are still thinking about what present to ask from your sweetheart for Valentine’s, this bag is a great idea! The lovely cherry shades and the practical shape and design, besides the ridiculously low price, make it a real treat for the times you want something beautiful that you won’t spend a month crying if it gets damaged, scratched or anything like that!
9. Mini Embossed City Bag (Zara for $40 from $70).
There we go again! Zara produced a bag that looks SO much like its higher end family members and comes at an umber affordable price, too! Nobody will tell you are wearing a $40 bag for sure!
10. Leo Striped Faux Leather Envelope Clutch (Saks Fifth Avenue for $95)
I suspect this envelope clutch will be worn by thousands this spring! Rebeca Minkoff has done it again. And, why not? It is playful, colorful, with a sleek design! As for the stripes, they definitely infuse a business-like, yet so feminine, feel to it!
For more office-appropriate bags, here is an interesting piece that will keep yu up-to-date with some inspiring ideas!
When you are about to shop for a bag but don’t have the budget or don’t want to spend a fortune to get a designer handbag, it’s always best to look for classic shapes. At this point, your favorite designer can become your source of inspiration (but not the sale point!).
When it comes to color, go for neutrals or you could even flirt with versatile pops of color. And, no matter what you do, steer clear of faux leather that looks overly textured and stay away from excessive hardware, too to stay on the safe side. Unless, of course, you want to provoke with your stylistic options and accessory selection overall so we pass!
At the end of the day, there is nothing more exhilarating than having spotted and bought an insanely chic and totally affordable bag that can also accompany you at the office!
Do you travel a lot? Why not do it with style?Here are the best hangbags for travel and an amazing guide to help you chose the ultimate bag for your body type! And, if you want more insider’s tips, you can always read how you can spotfake designer handbags and the most popular purses and handbags for this year!