I fully admit that handbags are one of the few items—the other being shoes—that I don’t mind splurging a bit on. A well-constructed bag, especially when it’s leather, can be repaired and worn again and again. That being said, we all have a price range we’re comfortable hovering in, and for me, that’s under $500. It gives me the flexibility to purchase an of-the-moment bag trend without doing too much damage to my wallet. Especially now that cool new designers like Staud, Danse Lente, and LPA are making this season’s It bags in the $200 to $500 range. I’ve rounded up all of the styles on my wish list––happy shopping!
Turn a boring outfit into a party with this adorable bag.
First came the arc bag; then came this gem. Cult Gaia can do no wrong in our eyes.
A minimalistic purchase you’ll never regret.
Clean and minimal, this bag is a classic.
Polka dots have never looked better.
The architectural top-handle bag has a beautiful half-circle leather base.
I’m a sucker for a vintage-inspired rattan bag.
Baby-pink leather in a cool modern shape.
Crushed velvet makes this instantly evening-worthy.
The coolest daytime tote.
Consider this style the cool older sister to your bucket bag.
The amazing bag you’ve likely spotted on every influencer’s Instagram account.
Clean and uncomplicated––a perfect everyday tote.
A unique design made for the fashion risk takers.
Have you spotted your next fun bag purchase? Time to get shopping.