The 15 High-Street Bags That Will Instantly Make Your Outfit Look Expensive

Team Who What Wear may only have distant memories of being students, but whatever our age, September will always usher in those back-to-school feelings. We still crave the thrill of a new uniform and the orderly satisfaction of a freshly stocked pencil case, although these days, it's more the smell of a new leather bag that sets our hearts racing. Thanks to the fashionable high-street set, there are plenty of affordable bag styles available for the discerning shopper, many of which could be mistaken for their high-end counterparts.

This season's offering feels decidedly retro, with plenty of mock croc, tortoiseshell, baguettes, and structured silhouettes dominating the autumn collections. Our favorites include Mango's sage-colored crossbody (totally set to be the color of the season), & Other Stories's croc belt bag (a must-have addition to a jumpsuit), and Topshop's link shoulder bag, which looks like it could've been transported straight from the arm of Kate Moss circa 1995. What more could you want? Scroll down to discover the coolest bags available on the high street now.