The Under-$100 Black Leather Handbags You'll Own Forever

There are a few items I deem necessities in my wardrobe (boyfriend jeans, combat boots, a white oversized T-shirt and a classic black handbag, to name a few). Lest I spring for a Chanel quilted caviar flap bag, however (which costs approximately the same as my NYC apartment rent), there seem to be limited options on the market for a sleek, elegant black leather handbag that won't require me to sleep on my best friend's couch for a month.

The hard truth of the matter, though, is that a black leather handbag completes an outfit in a way few other trends can. It's my go-to whether I'm shopping in SoHo or headed to a romantic dinner date. Regardless if I'm in jeans or a silk slip dress, I can always count on this staple. I know the struggle of having a budget that can't afford your taste, so I've searched the far depths of the internet for every black leather handbag under $100 worth noting…

A black leather flap bag with a gold chain is always a classic.

A bucket bag is a summer classic. 

Croc bags are a personal favorite. 

A bow is always a perfect addition.

A tote will take you from the beach to barbecue.

This would make for a perfect going-out bag.

Let's play a game where we figure out how much I can I fit inside this mini pouch.

A belt bag always works.

Knock out two trends at once with this croc-effect bucket bag.

This belt bag can double as a crossbody. I love a good two-in-one piece.

This will hold everything you need for a day out on the town.

Everyone needs a micro bag in their life.

This bag is ideal for a late night out on the town.

Clutches are always a good idea for date night.

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Might I suggest pairing this croc-embossed bag with croc-embossed shoes?

The structure of this bag will contrast nicely with a flowing summer dress.

A shopper is the only style that will carry the endless amount of useless necessities I carry with me at all times. 

Top handles were made to be paired with boyfriend jeans and bejeweled kitten heels. 

For when you're looking for a smaller accessory.