I'm on a Budget–31 Expensive-Looking Spring Bags Under $100



If you know me then you know handbags are my main wardrobe vice. Mid-size shoulder bags are unmatched in my closet and I feel like I have a great handle on them (no pun intended) because trust me, I’ve tried a lot. When it comes to a bag–albeit a great investment piece and one I will stand by as one to spend your money on when you find a designer one you really love–but otherwise, I think it’s fun to have affordable options in your closet to supplement. 

Since the bag market is so saturated, it can be difficult to sift through which ones to spend on as it may not look as expensive in person as it does online. When choosing a cheaper bag, it’s better to opt for one without hardware, a patent finish, or a stamped texture. Sticking to neutrals, faux suedes and leathers, and classic silhouettes is a surefire way to get a steal on a bag that looks much more pricey than it is. 

I’ve taken my expertise (or at least my experimentation) to find the best under-$100 bags on the internet. Shop below to add a guilt-free purchase to your handbag wardrobe.

This angular bag makes the best everyday staple.

Nothing beats a monochromatic carry all. 

The ease of this oval bag is unmatched. 

A structural shoulder bag you'll reach for every day.

Reminiscent of a classic Chloé crossbody bag, but for a fraction of the price.

A white shoulder bag is such a cool update.

The contrast piping on this bag makes it extra chic.

This curved shape is trending in bags, and this one is a total steal.

A simple baguette bag with a rich shiny exterior.

Vintage-looking hardware makes this baguette bag look very expensive.

Utilitarian pocket details elevate this affordable tote.

The contrast stitching on this crossbody bag adds a luxurious feel.

A basic black leather tote never misses.

An ombré illusion creates an lavish exterior on this simple shoulder bag.

Logo bags with early aughts' details feel like a pricey vintage find.

This simple flap mini bag is now only $23.

This is the type of hardware that feels expensive on an affordable bag.

The shape of this faux leather bag makes it look like a runway piece.

Luxe camel leather would have me guessing a much higher price on this clutch bag.

The shape and colorful details on this bag feel super modern.

For only $80, this chic leather shopper is a must-buy work tote.

An easy white faux leather bag with a relaxed shape.

Keep it clean and simple with a hardware-free black crossbody.

A monochromatic hue and elevated details take this $20 bag to the next level.

Supple suede is best in a tone of tan or brown.

A mid-size silhouette and red tone make this shoulder bag.

An effortless flap bag in pebbled leather.

The detailed exterior feels intentional for this green crossbody bag.

A little black bucket bag is a great addition to your bag wardrobe, and for only $32.