Designer Bag Prices Have Gone Up, But I Found These 34 Under $500



As you may already know, I'm very into bags. From tracking down the best options on secondhand sites to curating my own little collection to simply seeing them in my day-to-day work "research", if there's a cool purse out there, I know about it and have already thought about owning it. So in my continued effort to bring you all some grade-A content, today, I thought I'd gather my favorite designer It bags of the moment but with a very exciting peg.

From classics like Prada and Gucci to current It-girl brands like BY FAR or Luar, I've rounded up the 35 coolest, brand-new, under-$500 purses on the market right now, just for you. Since I likely lost you at under $500, I'll end it here and let you continue on to shop.

Diesel is having a big moment right now, and its bags all come at an under-$500 price point.

Chocolate brown will always be in for fall.

A metallic bag you'll want to wear all the time and not just at parties.

Every time Ganni releases this bag in a new color, I want it even more.

When I saw this at the Staud F/W 2022 preview, I knew I had to have it.

There have been many variations of the Marc Jacobs Snapshot, but this has to be a personal favorite.

As a market editor, I can be hard to influence. But when I saw this bag on TikTok, I immediately added it to my wish list. 

It's not too early to get ready for the holidays.

I was shocked this hasn't been sold yet.

When Mansur Gavriel first released the bucket bag, the fashion set went crazy for it. I'm trying to start the comeback.

Featuring one Tommy Bag in this story would not be enough. 

I stalk The RealReal every day, and finding a Paco Rabanne bag of this size for this price is quite the deal.

At this point, green is a neutral in my wardrobe.

The kind of bag that goes with all your 'fits.

I've suggested The Tote Bag to multiple friends as a work bag, and they're all very pleased with it.

The colorways available are the most perfect autumnal shades.

I can't see this ever going out of style.

Stand Studio is known for its cozy styles, and it just released this fall-ready option.

It also comes in a miniature version, in case you were wondering.

Bottega is known for its leather handbags, but I think this vintage fur style is worth considering.