Best Affordable Luxury Handbags

Best affordable luxury handbags
Best affordable luxury handbags 2019

Having a designer handbag can make any women feel like she is on top of the world. Sometimes, we all can splurge on a $5,000 handbag just because we can.  Even though we can afford a five-grand bag, doesn't mean we want to spend that, at least not today.

We've gathered together some of the styles of most affordable handbag styles offered by some of the biggest designers out. Most are far under $1,000, which is still a lot but keep in mind, it’s a luxury bag.

The goal is to give you an idea of what's out there and how to get the most bang for your dollars.


Gucci is known for its high-end Italian leather bags. As you could expect, Gucci bags prices range from as low as $780 to thousands of dollars; easily.  Gucci’s most affordable bag is the Dionysus GG Supreme Super Mini bag. This handbag is currently priced at around $780 which is fairly similar to the GG Blooms Supreme Chain Wallet in size and most styles.

The clutch bag is about the same size as its predecessor. It can hold your phone (unless you have one of those pluses), some cash, and some beauty necessities.

Another affordable bag by Gucci is the Ophidia GG Medium Tote.  I know, when you think Gucci, you don’t ideally think totes. This particular tote is priced around $1,250, slightly over $1,000 but is absolutely worth it. It's versatile in the sense it goes with everything and super spacious. If the new price is too much you can get an amazing gently used one here for well under $1,000.

Michael Kors

Personally, I consider all of Michael Kors bags fairly affordable.  Although they are affordable does not affect the quality, style, or sophistication that comes with Michael Kors handbags.

I always love the way the logo shines with the gold rivets, giving the appeal of timelessness and luxury.

Kate Spades

Kate Spades handbags are totally affordable for everyone.  She is included here because the brand gives the appeal of high fashion without the hefty price tag.  

This year's collection is also pretty amazing the mixture of elegant styles and colors makes it notable to mention.

Rebecca Minkoff

Rebecca Minkoff bags are more on the classic side of designer bags. Usually moot tones and more earthy colors. This takes nothing away from the brand. You can get a beautiful Rebecca Minkoff bag for well under $500 and best of all, they tend to be a “everyday” wear bag and are timeless.

Tom Burch

Tom Burch handbags always have a beautiful touch of luxury.  My favorites from Tom Burch are usually the crossbody and totes.  These designer bags are perfect for that on the go lifestyle.


Prada bags typically do not fall into an affordable category. There is one style that was rejoviated by prominate celeberities like Kendall Jenner and others. This designer bag is the Re-Edition Nylon. The Re-Edition 200 Nylon Mini is the most popular. It combines a vintage appeal on the Prada brand. This bag is lightwight and hella durable. Making it a perfect bag for work and play.


Wallets, pouches, and totes are among the most affordable handbags by Fendi.  These pieces are prices around $270 and go up from there. The Bustine Mini Century Calf Crossbody bag is priced at $750 and the Micro Peekaboo top-handle bags are priced at $1,290. The most inexpensive purse is the By the Way Mini Calf Satchel Bag priced at $435.

Alexander McQueen

I simply love an Alexander McQueen anything. McQueen's bags are somewhat affordable it you squeeze a just a little bit. The only problem is, most of the bags are evening wear types additionally, they are usually more on the edgier side. Like many other designer bags, Alexander McQueen's bags are crafted with high quality leathers. These luxury bags usually range around $1,050 – $1,200 for a nice bag.

Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs’ affordable line Marc by Marc Jacobs has incorporated into the more expensive The Marc Jacobs line.  That doesn’t mean you can’t find a beautiful bag here under $500.  Marc Jacobs is a go to for the best on-trend classic style totes and crossbody bags. 

Ted Baker London

Ted Baker designer bags are by far the most fun styles. They are simple everyday wear and they look fabulous. A nice Ted Baker bag is the Reginaa Zip Detail Small Tote, in classic black of course. It's super spacious, beautiful, and would be my every day, fill it up bag. But that just me…

Luxury designer purse brands are really hard to come by new.  Some of the brands are so elitist that they don’t even offer anything under $1,000. Period.  I hope this quick exploration of designer bags under $1,000 was helpful.

The best places to find affordable handbags and handbags on sale in the current season is at Macy's or Nordstroms.  Otherwise, if you want a really good deal, you can, in most cases buy a consigned bag from Fashionphiles or Vestiaire Collective. If you need a quick rundown on the best places to buying a pre-owned bag, safely.

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