9 Luxury Handbag Brands That Are Actually Affordable

Looking for a designer bag on a budget? We’ve got you covered! Read on for 9 luxury handbag brands that are actually affordable.

From Chanel to Gucci to YSL, you’d be hard-pressed to find a fashion lover who isn’t obsessed with designer bags. And while these well-made bags can be a great investment in the long run, they can still take quite a toll on your bank account when you’re on a budget. Which is why we’re super excited about the “affordable luxury” category that has been emerging these past few years, nicely filling the gap between Forever 21 and Fendi. Read on for 9 luxury handbag brands that are actually affordable below!

1. MANSUR GAVRIEL

 

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Mansur Gavriel was one of the first handbag brands to introduce the “affordable luxury” concept when they launched their cult-favourite bucket bag in 2013. Who wouldn’t want to carry this delicious piece of arm-candy around on the daily?

Buy It: Mansur Gavriel Mini Saffiano Leather Bucket Bag, $685, at Holt Renfrew

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2. OAD NEW YORK

The design philosophy behind OAD New York’s handbags is simple: super-functional bags that are chic in their simplicity. Perfect for the working gal!

Buy It: OAD New York Prism Convertible Satchel, $676.50, at Nordstrom

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3. LOEFFLER RANDALL

Loeffler Randall specializes in shoes and handbags that are fun and trendy, yet have an understated elegance to them. Like this amazing silver pom-pom bag that we need to get our hands on asap.

Buy It: Loeffler Randall Lock Fox Fur Trimmed Leather Shoulder Bag, $483, at Saks Fifth Avenue

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4. STRATHBERRY

Made famous by Meghan Markle, Scottish brand Strathberry has been making huge waves in the mid-range designer handbag market. If you’re on the hunt for a new work bag with a twist, this structured tote is the perfect pick.

Buy It: Strathberry Midi Tote, $960, at Saks Fifth Avenue

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5. CULT GAIA

 

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If you’re a human with an Instagram account, there’s a good chance you’ve seen Cult Gaia’s iconic bamboo bags pop on your feed. Not only do we love the look, but the price tag isn’t too bad either!

Buy It: Cult Gaia Small Ark Bamboo Handbag, $215.93, at Nordstrom

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6. DANSE LENTE

 

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Introducing our new Mini Johnny? Now available at danselente.com #prefall18

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Danse Lente (which means “slow dance” in French) is a London-based label that creates bags with sleek, clean lines inspired by modern architecture. Like this hexagonal bucket bag, which is très chic.

Buy It: Danse Lente Mini Johnny Leather Hexagonal Bucket Bag, $495, at Holt Renfrew

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7. WANDLER

 

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Specializing geometric-shaped bags, Wandler has become an Instagram favourite due to it’s colourful and eye-catching designs. And although $895 for a bag isn’t cheap per se, it is for one of this quality.

Buy It: Wandler Hortensia Mini Leather Colourblock Crossbody Bag, $895, at Holt Renfrew

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8. YUZEFI

 

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Yuzefi is a British brand that offers boxy-shaped bags with sleek, modern hardware. The most popular piece among the fashion set? The Delila bag, which we’re obsessed with in this colour blocked green and white version.

Buy It: Yuzefi Delila Ring Colourblock Leather Crossbody Bag, $785, at Holt Renfrew

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9. SIMON MILLER

 

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SIMON MILLER S808 Bonsai 30 cm in anis nubuck. Select bags now 30% off, shop link in bio. #simonmiller

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With their bucket bags that come dressed up with a chic circular handle, Simon Miller is the ultimate cool girl brand. Get ready to add a new addition to your holiday wish list…

Buy It: Simon Miller Bonsai 20 Pebbled Leather Bucket Bag, $806.34, at Nordstrom

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Which of these affordable luxury handbag brands would you buy? Let us know in the comments!

Featured image: Instagram/ @strathberry