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For most, owning a designer handbag is no easy feat. Unless your last name is Jenner or Hadid, it can be hard to justify spending your heard-earned dollars on a purse. So how do you rock a fierce style without rocking your bank account? You choose wisely, of course!
Believe it or not, it is possible to get your hands on a designer bag without writing a 4-figure check. Each of the bags on this list are under $1,000 and are some of the most popular brand names out there. Whether you’re trying to start your designer collection or looking for a gift that says “I love you…but not that much”, you can’t go wrong with one of these fashionable finds.
1. Louis Vuitton “Speedy 30” – $970
Any handbag list has to feature the most recognizable brand out there: Louis Vuitton. A timeless classic, the Louis Vuitton Speedy bag was one of the first iconic handbags. It was created in 1930, and is still a must have.
Coming in just under $1,000, it’s a piece every collection should include.
2. Coach “Duffle Shoulder Bag” – $550
Made in the USA! Coach is known for its quality leather and ever-expanding line of handbags. But it is also one of the first luxury fashion brands that was accessible monetarily. Combining chic style with a doable price has kept Coach at the top of the must-haves list.
This amazing pebble leather duffle is the prime example of a perfect handbag at a perfect price.
3. Mulberry “Lily” – $980
Straight from over the pond, Mulberry brings some serious British craftsmanship to any handbag collection. You can expect fine leather and elegant design in any Mulberry bag, and this evening bag is very representative.
With the perfect signature details, if you only have one evening bag in your handbag collection, make it this one!
4. Kate Spade New York “Olive Drive Savannah” – $448
This gorgeous tote is another ode to American-made. Hailing from New York, of course, Kate Spade New York is renown for simple, yet elegant design. Popularized in recent years, there is no excuse to not own a beautiful Kate Spade bag.
Moreover, how can you pass up a bag with such a perfect a bow on it!
5. Gucci “Signature Mini Bag” – $895
You can’t forget about the perfection of Italian leather with a Gucci bag like this! With several generations keeping the elegant tradition alive, and iconic celebrities like Jacki Kennedy and Liz Taylor helping Gucci become a household name.
This mini bag features the signature interlocking double G’s that became the Gucci logo in the 1960’s.
6. Longchamp “Le Pliage Cuir” – $565
Le Pliage is the most popular line of Longchamp handbags. This leather shoulder bag is big and beautiful, but it is a Longchamp, so it can actually fold down to the size of an paperback book.
In a vibrant red, this bag embodies simple chic.
7. Stella McCartney “Falabella Cross Body Bag” – $850
Stella McCartney has made a serious name for herself in the fashion world…but it doesn’t hurt to have a famous dad. After creating her brand in 2000 with Tom Ford’s support, she has proven herself with beautiful lines of handbags, clothes and shoes.
This little light grey evening bag combines gorgeous textures with effortless design.
8. Prada “backpack” – $990
Like most brands that lead the luxury fashion world, it can be hard to find a brand new, authentic Prada bag. This Prada backpack is functional and polished. It can add a sophisticated and unique bag to your collection
Coming in just under the thousand dollar mark, it’s worth every penny.
9. Alexander Wang “Rockie” – $795
In case your style is a little more edgy and punk, this bag is right up your alley! Quintessential Alexander Wang, this Rockie handbag is a smaller version of the classic Rocco.
In a pebbled lambskin with awesome silver studs, this bag is a statement piece.
10. Saint Laurent Paris “Large Shopping Tote” – $995
Looking for some color, and looking for some space? This clover green Saint Laurent shopping tote is your best option under a thousand bucks. But I never said after tax!
Bring home some excellent Parisian artistry for a very pretty penny.
Short and Sweet
With only space for 10 breath-taking bags, we may have missed your favorite designer dud that is under $1,000.
Please let us know if there is a handbag out there that just can’t be left out!