5 Luxe Handbags You Can Really Afford
It’s okay to be on a budget—but it’s never okay to look like you’re on a budget. Luckily, there are loads of bags that feature stylish, sumptuous-looking design, without the price tag. When attempting to be frugal, check out your favourite designers and fashion houses first. Some, like Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors and Chloé, have accessible secondary lines. You can also hit up the stores you’d normally go to for a fast fashion fix. They often offer takes on the handbag styles seen on runways, at a fraction of the cost.
Our most affordable favourites with a high fashion look:
Jeanne Lottie Connie bag ($65, Jeanne Lottie)
It hits two key trends for spring—pastel yellow, and a cross-body strap. Plus, you truly can’t tell it from real leather.
Jeanne Lottie Andrea bag ($90, Jeanne Lottie)
Clear accessories were all over the spring 2013 runways. This bag offers a modern twist on a classic shape—and there’s a sweet little patterned pouch inside for subtle storage.
MICHAEL Michael Kors Berkley snake-effect leather clutch ($220, Net-a-Porter)
It’s the ultimate in affordable luxury, and because metallics seem to go with anything this season, you can carry it day to night (with the right outfit, of course!).
See by Chloé Peony python-print quilted nylon tote ($195, Net-a-Porter)
This printed nylon tote is a stylish spot to store almost everything, from your tablet to workout gear.