If you think you need to spend the equivalent of a month’s rent on a handbag, be assured you’re wrong. And that’s a good thing! You don’t need to spend thousands of dollars to have an on-trend, high-quality handbag that you’ll get loads of compliments on.
Here are five handbags under $300 you can easily afford to treat yourself to. (Note that the prices were under $300 at the time of publishing and could change.)
1. Italic Round Crossbody Bag
Need a classic but stylish bag for every day? This crossbody bag is versatile and chic, and you just might have to buy it in more than one color. Available in tan, black, and navy, it’s made in the same factory as Celine and Prada for a fraction of the price.
Another great thing about this bag is that it’s versatile. You can bring it everywhere from date night to a party to the office. Crafted from smooth calfskin leather with an adjustable leather strap, it’s thoughtfully designed with an exterior slide pocket to hold your phone and internal slide pockets for credit cards.
2. Cult Gaia Neema Bag In Tortoise
This bag is just show-stopping. Made of a tortoiseshell colored acrylic, the circular handle elevates its style factor to the next level. It also makes it easier to carry than a typical clutch, whether you’re taking it to brunch, dinner, or a fun event. There’s enough room for your wallet, phone, keys, and lipstick. Turn heads and prepare for compliments!
3. Dagne Dover Weston Laptop Bag
Need something practical to take to the office? Let’s face it, most protective laptop bags are hideous, but not Dagne Dover. This bag is made of neoprene, which is the same material as wetsuits. There are five different colors available including blush (my personal pick for spring), dark moss, and two different shades of blue and black.
Designed to fit most 13” inch laptops, it has both a handle and adjustable crossbody strap for maximum comfort. There’s also a luggage sleeve, so you can attach it to your suitcase, making this a great option for anyone who frequently travels for business. Exterior pockets make it easy to grab your wallet while internal pockets and sleeves help to keep you as organized as possible.
4. Kate Spade Amelia Pebble Small Tote
Want to add a pop of color to your outfit this spring? I love this fresh, fun Kate Spade Tote in Fiji Green. It also comes in blush, if you prefer a lighter color, as well as black. Made of pebbled leather, the classic shape of this bag makes it practical, but the trendy chain strap adds a touch of both style and sophistication. It’s a great treat that you can carry straight into the summer.
5. Mansur Gavriel Baby Leather Bucket Bag
A bucket bag is a must for every wardrobe. Made in Italy with Italian leather, this black bag features a drawstring closure, making it easy to open and close with one hand. Tie the leather drawstring in a bow to give it an extra feminine touch. The red interior is a thoughtful detail.
You can never have too many handbags! They’re the perfect functional accessory.