I love my champagne, but sometimes I want it on a lemonade budget. Dave and I took a trip to Saks yesterday so I could try on some designer bags that I’ve been stalking. While it’ll take a few more months of thought and research into which of those designer bags I’ll want to invest in next, the ones that I’ve found below are much more accessible for my brain and my wallet.
These are five of my favorite handbags from Amazon that look much more high end than their price tag may suggest.
JW Pei Crossbody Shoulder Bag – $53.99
This structured crossbody is roomy enough to fit all your essentials and then some. It also comes in a beautiful wine red color, and the vegan leather on here looks so real, it’s hard to tell it’s not real leather.
Lola Mae Quilted Crossbody Bag in Taupe – $20.98
This bag comes in 30 colors. THIRTY. Which is a good thing because at this price point, I may just buy it in all 30. This thing fits MY LIFE into it. It’s like the clown car of handbags, which is awesome when you’ve got way too many essentials that you need to travel with like me.
Dasein Top Handle Satchel – $42.99
The perfect cross between a women’s briefcase and tote bag, this bag is perfect for the office and for anyone on the go because it’s massive and if Sawyer would maybe cool it on the kibble, I might be able to use it as a doggy carrier for her (jk…she’s 50 lbs. and counting, no turning back now). It comes with a crossbody strap and a matching clutch for smaller items and feels like such a deal for how much bag you get for your money.
Scarleton Medium Top Handle Satchel – $39.99
A neutral statement bag. It sounds like an oxymoron, but it exists, and it’s this bag right here. It comes in more “statement-y” colors, but I wanted to make a little less of a statement with the brown/black/white combo.
I IHAYNER Leather Top Handle Satchel – $25.99
Okay, first thing’s first: this “brand” on Amazon probably needs to hire another marketing director because that name is utterly ridiculous. Names aside, this is actually a really cute mid-sized crossbody tote. It’s roomy, and I very much appreciate the metal feet on the bottom to prevent the material from getting dirty.
I’ve been on a bag kick recently, so in case you didn’t get your fill of affordable handbags, stay tuned for another round from some of my other favorite affordable fashion retailers. Hope you all had a great Monday! If you snag any of these bags, make sure to tag me on Instagram (@maybeboth) so I can see how you style them!
“The joy of dressing is an art.” – John Galliano