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.