There are two types of people in this world: those who are obsessed with bags and those who aren't. If you fall into the former category (us too), then you might be intrigued by today's shopping guide. This season (summer as well), we're turning to designer brands that hover around the $500-and-below price point for an elevated appeal while still keeping our finances in mind. And while a $500 handbag is certainly no cakewalk, if you're vying for a new purse to invest in, then we suggest perusing our roundup below. We culled an assortment of on-the-rise labels like Danse Lente and Mansur Gavriel for affordable designer bags you'll not only feel cool carrying but will also want to keep in rotation for many seasons to come. Scroll down to shop our 15 must-have picks and be sure to tell us which one you're snagging in the comments.