If you’re anything like me, you have a thing for handbags. I always have my eye on the cool new silhouettes of the season and the bags fashion girls have draped over their shoulders, but since the price tags of designer bags usually are pretty steep, it can be costly to splurge on designer styles (especially when on a budget).
The good news? There are some seriously cool affordable handbags that look expensive. With fast-fashion brands designing cool versions of high-end styles, it’s possible to add chic bags to your closet at a fraction of the price. Ahead are 18 cool bags (starting at just $17) that belong in your next Instagram photo. Go on to shop our favorite affordable handbags from Free People, Cult Gaia, Reformation, and more.
Just so pretty.
Zebra is very of the moment.
A vacation essential.
For the minimalist.
This bag can take you from day to night.
Make this your new everyday bag.
This bag is perfect for a trip to the farmers market.
A cool twist on the bucket bag.
Original and cool.
Carry this as a pouch.
Meghan Markle carries this bag.
Have you tried a straw bag?
Finished in luxe velvet.
Perfect for the weekend.
Too cute (and versatile!) not to snap up.
This style also comes in nude.
Add a luxe bag to your next outfit.
This retro-inspired silhouette is super chic.
This post was published at an earlier date and has since been updated. Next: how to repeat French-girl style for under $100.