For the average handbag shopper, there are some standout brands that allow them to have the feel of a designer purse slung over their shoulder without breaking the bank. Here are some designers that are most likely to have lower prices and still have a great feel and design.
Matt & Nat
Fashionable women living a green lifestyle need handbags, too. The handbag brand Matt & Nat offers designer vegan leather bags made of recycled nylons, cardboard, rubber and cork with linings made of 100% recycled plastic bottles. Matt and Nat bags are available from about $100 to $200 and can be purchased at Urban Outfitters, Nordstrom, and the brand’s site, Matt & Nat.
Foley & Corinna
Fashionistas and celebrities both have a fondness for handbag collection Foley & Corinna. The modern handbag line with a vintage aesthetic runs from about $50 to $450 and includes a range of clutches, crossbody bags, hobos, satchels and totes in a variety of skins and animal hair. Foley & Corinna is sold at Foley & Corinna website, Bloomingdale’s, Shopbop, and Zappos.
Michael Kors Handbags
Michael David Kors made his fashion debut in 1981 when he launched his first-ever women’s apparel line. From his stint as a judge on Bravo’s Project Runway to outfitting First Lady Michelle Obama, Michael Kors has solidified himself as a truly gifted American designer time and time again. Michael Kors’ handbag collections burst onto the scene in 2001. Today, they can be found all over the world.
The brand ranks #3 according to Poshmark’s Closet Selling Report and, according to Brooke James, is typically “on the best sellers page” for Zappos.com. The award-winning designer also claims major real estate in department stores like Bergdorf Goodman, Saks, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Macy’s, and Dillard’s.
According to an interview given to the Wall Street Journal, the iconic designer describes his design approach as “pragmatic indulgence.” The Michael Kors lifestyle is about timeless quality. The handbags are marked by clean lines and are both chic and luxurious, much like his sportswear. Some of the most popular styles include the Jet Set and Hamilton totes. The Michael Kors collection of handbags are priced from about $300 to $3000.
You can purchase Michael Kors handbags at MichaelKors.com and at major department stores across the country.
Find an Outlet Store
One surefire way to find the best deal you can on a designer bag without risking auction sites like eBay, where it’s easy to get a fake, is to seek out outlet stores. You’ll find Coach, Dooney and Bourke, Fossil, and more!
Brands to Skip
If you’re on a budget and you don’t want to tease yourself, stay away from Gucci, Marc Jacobs’ regular line, Prada, Hermes, and Louis Vuitton. Those are routinely out of the reach of most people’s budgets, reaching the mid-thousands in price. There is a rare gem from time to time within these designers that will fall into the mid-hundreds, however.
Get a Great Bag on a Budget
Next time you’re looking for a new bag, you can buy with peace of mind knowing you’ll be getting a great bag at a price that easy on your budget. Bags from these trusted designer brands are made with quality materials, great style, and a price you can love. There’s bound to be a dream bag in there for you somewhere.
(Information from handbags.lovetoknow.com)