I Always Buy Designer Bags When They're on Sale—These 19 Are Excellent Finds

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As soon as I see any discounts begin there is only one thing on my list: designer handbags on sale. Rather than get swept away by a clothing trend or buy yet another navy jumper (although, that's never really a bad move), I think it's sensible to take stock of what you own and, if you're set on spending some hard-earned cash, consider a big-ticket number that will end up being used week after week, year after year. No other fashion item can claim to do that quite as effectively as a great quality handbag. Invest wisely, care for it, and you will indeed have a bag for life.

While you will find that the designer handbags in the online sales often fall into the "fun" category—think embellishments, party clutches or more trend-driven silhouettes—there are plenty of luxurious, understated options that are worthy of your time and attention. It's worth buying a handbag in the sales that is as classic as can be, but that also still makes your heart skip a beat. Your chosen piece—whether it's a Saint Laurent basket you'll use all summer or a Fendi baguette that can be your plus one for every party—still needs to speak to your personal style. For me, I like polished, grown-up handbag styles that you can still ram a good amount of crap into, so you'll find plenty of leather totes and roomy shoulder bags below.

Right now you'll discover some pretty excellent discounts across the board in the sales—especially at Luisa Via Roma, Harvey Nichols, The Outnet and 24S. Below are the kind of styles that are fashionable and covetable no matter whether they're reduced, but it sure makes them a whole lot more tempting to invest in when they are… Keep scrolling for 19 of the best designer handbags on sale right now.


Hannah Almassi
Editor in Chief

Hannah Almassi is the Editor in Chief of Who What Wear UK. Hannah has been part of the the Who What Wear brand since 2015, when she was headhunted to launch the UK sister site and social channels, implement a localised content strategy and build out the editorial team. She joined following a seven-year tenure at Grazia magazine, where she led front-of-book news, fashion features and shopping specials as fashion news and features editor. With experience in both print and digital across fashion and beauty, Hannah has over 16 years in the field as a journalist, editor, content strategist and brand consultant. Hannah has interviewed industry heavyweights such as designers including Marc Jacobs and Jonathan Anderson through to arbiters of taste including Katie Grand and Anna Dello Russo. A skilled moderator and lecturer specialising in the shift to digital media and e-commerce, Hannah’s opinion and work has been sought by the likes of CNBC, BBC, The Sunday Times Style, The Times, The Telegraph and MatchesFashion.com, among many others. Hannah is often called upon for her take on trends, becoming known as a person with their finger of the pulse of what’s happening in the fashion space for stylish Brits. Hannah currently resides in Eastbourne with her photographer husband, incredibly busy son and highly Instagrammable cat.