Brands of Designer Handbags That Are The Most Affordable – Part 4

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.

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Michael Kors

Michael Kors Handbag Fashion Store Spring 2014 Collection.

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)

Brands of Designer Handbags That Are The Most Affordable – Part 3

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.

Rebecca Minkoff

Since 2005, designer Rebecca Minkoff has been designing statement-making bags for fashion-forward women. The collection includes handbags made of leather or suede with tassel charging key fobs to satchels and backpacks. Handbags within the collection range from about $50 to $400 and are sold on the Rebecca Minkoff website, Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Zappos.

Rebecca Minkoff Michelle Medium Zip-Top Hobo Bag, White

Furla

Furla is an Italian handbag company proving that luxury doesn’t have to break the bank. As a contemporary handbag line that maintains the brand’s traditional design quality, the Furla line includes leather mini bags, satchels and backpacks from about $250 to $1000. The Furla line is sold on Furla.com and Bloomingdale’s, however, discounted selections can be found at Nordstrom Rack.

Furla Candy Sweetie Mini Satchel

Tory Burch

The Tory Burch handbag collection consists of designs that exudes loads of chic appeal with a vintage twist. Some of the designer namesake bag creations includes half-moon shapes, satchels, cross body styles and totes ranging made of leather, suede and other materials priced between $180 and $1,100. Tory Burch handbag designs can be found on the Tory Burch website, as well as the Tory Burch outlets stores for discounted selections.

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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!

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.

Read Part 4 for more about Designer Handbags that are Affordable!

(Information from handbags.lovetoknow.com)

Brands of Designer Handbags That Are The Most Affordable – Part 2

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.

MARC by Marc Jacobs

MARC by Marc Jacobs (not to be confused with the very expensive Marc Jacobs line) is another designer line that falls into the low to mid hundreds category. Look for these at Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, and the Marc Jacobs website. You may also discover a stash of these bags in an outlet store.

MARC JACOBS Small Recruit Nomad Pebbled Leather Crossbody Bag


Accomplished ready-to-wear and menswear designer Marc Jacobs launched his own handbag line in 2000 and continues to oversee both Louis Vuitton and his own brand. By 2003, Marc Jacobs had elevated Louis Vuitton to arguably the most coveted brand in the world. He was named Designer of the Year at the Accessories Council Excellence Awards in 2007.

Casual Elegance

Despite the fact that Marc oversees his own line and Louis Vuitton, the brands are inherently different. Marc Jacobs handbags are elegant yet casual, and upscale. The Marc by Marc Jacobs brand targets a 16 to 40-year-old woman with a New York sense of style and a desire for high quality.

Marc Jacobs handbags are priced from $600 to $10,000 and can be purchased at fine department stores, at one of the 14 Marc Jacobs free-standing stores, or at MarcJacobs.com.

Fossil

Fossil handbags are some of the least expensive designer purses with most prices falling short of even the mid hundreds. Expect to see prices in the low hundreds. You can find these bags at Zappos.com along with department stores and Fossil.com. You’ll find both fun and classic styles ranging from cross body bag sand totes to satchels and shoulder bags.

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Guess


Expect prices to be in the low hundreds for Guess bags, too. You may even be able to score one for less than that (around $80.00, for example), if you happen to find a sale on their site or in a department store. These are possibly the most affordable designer bags in general. Find them at your favorite department store or Guess.com. In addition to versatile everyday handbags, you’ll find plenty of choices with embellishments and prints.

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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.

More in Part 3 of this series!

(Information from handbags.lovetoknow.com)


Brands of Designer Handbags That Are The Most Affordable – Part 1

Finding which brands of designer handbags are most affordable usually comes down to who has the best outlet stores, or where the best sales are. However, there are some designers that are most likely to have lower prices than others, especially if you’re confined to shopping at regular retail stores rather than outlets and eBay.

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. These designers range from Guess to Coach.

Coach

Coach bags are one of the most popular lower-priced designer brands and tend to fall into the low to mid hundreds. You can find some styles in limited colors in Coach outlet stores. You may also have a Coach retail store near you; expect them to have the widest range of colors and designs. If you don’t, there’s always Coach.com. Additionally, you can pick up your next Coach bag at a department store like Macy’s and Nordstrom (don’t forget to browse online, especially if you live in a rural area without easy access to these stores).

Coach prides itself on providing customers with affordable luxury. This American brand has long dominated the handbag market with its timeless designs, high-quality leather, remarkable stitch work, and exceptional craftsmanship. After 70 plus years, Coach continues to wow customers with its classic offerings.

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Dooney and Bourke

Dooney and Bourke, too, are roughly in the low to mid hundreds. They are also available in your average department store like Belk, Macy’s, or Nordstrom. You can find everything from hobo styles to drawstring bags within the Dooney and Bourke line. Shop for them at the aforementioned department stores (online or in your local mall), at Dooney and Bourke outlets, or at Dooney.com.

 Dooney & Bourke Pebble Ariel Satchel

Kate Spade

Kate Spade bags are similarly priced to the Coach and Dooney and Bourke selections. There are many department stores that carry Kate Spade bags, and outlet stores where you can get even this affordable bag brand for a less expensive price. If you shop at an outlet store, there may even be enough left in the budget to allow for a matching wallet. You can always shop at the Kate Spade website, too, for a wide selection of colorful bags.

Kate Spade arrived on the fashion scene in 1993, but she honed her eye for fashion as an accessories editor for Mademoiselle. Her fashion empire started with a little black nylon bag. The brand can be described as sleek, sophisticated and smart.

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While the aforementioned handbags will no doubt continue to be some of the most sought, there will definitely be new designers that forge their way into your closet. New designers continue to enter the market, and e-commerce channels are growing in popularity and causing women to continue to empty their coin purses to snag the hottest new designers.

More to come in Part 2 of this Series on Affordable Designer Handbags!

(Information from handbags.lovetoknow.com)

The Rose Gold Hermes Kelly Bag. Price Tag: $2 Million

Designed by Hermes in collaboration with jeweler and shoe designer Pierre Hardy, this Hermes Kelly is made out of solid rose gold dotted with a total of 1160 diamonds. The bag (bag-bracelet?) can be carried conventionally or worn with the handles around the wrist as a sort of bangle. 

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This isn’t just a piece of jewelry, though. Hardy molded the rose gold to look like crocodile leather, and the flap closure actually works, although the bag is too small to hold even a pair of sunglasses. Total manufacturing time on the pieces (yes, there are four styles made three times each, for a total of 12 bags, according to the Financial Times) was two years.

Hermes had plans to make $24 million on a dozen of these tiny bags. This is probably a genius move based on what we know about Hermes’ dedicated and wealthy customer base.  Women who would purchase this bag would likely also patronize extremely high-end jewelers as well, and it doesn’t seem outside the realm of possibility that 12 of them would have both the excessive means and the collector’s compulsion to snatch up one of these bag-bracelets. If only so that they can display it in their surely vast closets. After all, being stinkin’ rich makes most people kind of crazy.

Hermes is a brand that monitors its own public image very, very carefully, so the two years lead time and considerable resources that went into making these bags were obviously pored over in every detail. The end result fits with the brand identity very well: extravagant wealth, fantastical luxury, the best of everything, a strong sense of the house’s history. Don’t be surprised if these pieces sell out quickly and more projects like this one come forth in the future. After all, Hermes is one of the only brands in the world that has the kind of devoted, wealthy customer base that can make a would-be publicity gimmick into a sell able piece of company history.

(Information obtained from Purseblog.com)

The 12 Most Expensive Handbags in the World – Part 4

Handbags or purse whatever you call them, these fashion items have grown to be a typical fixture for the present day woman. Each of them will come in various brands, figures, styles, and colors. Some are made for top quality fashion, while some are created to check the metropolitan chic. In any case, a lot of women don’t venture out without their handbags.

Lana Marks Cleopatra Bag: Price Tag $250,000

Lana Marks produces only one Cleopatra bag every year, made of metallic silver alligator skin and a clasp with 1,500 black and white diamonds in 18-carat white gold.

Lana Marks Cleopatra Bag

The idea for a luxury exotic leather fashion brand came in 1984, when Lana Marks and her husband were invited to a birthday celebration for Queen Elizabeth II aboard the royal yacht Britannia. A fruitless search for a red alligator handbag to match her suit led Marks to conclude that a niche existed in the marketplace for luxury, exotic leather fashion handbags in fabulous colors. She devoted several years to studying the techniques of accessories design and Italian production, working with the most skilled artisans in the world. In 1988, she launched her first design, a hot pink alligator lunchbox handbag. It was an instant success.

LANA MARKS has become synonymous with the most luxurious, fashion forward handbags in the world, crafted from such exotic leathers as alligator, crocodile, ostrich and lizard. Her accessories have become a favorite among such royalty and entertainment style-makers as Julie Christie, Helen Mirren, Jennifer Aniston, Charlize Theron, Chloe Sevigny, Lucy Liu, Oprah Winfrey, Kate Winslet, Drew Barrymore, Sarah Jessica Parker, Reese Witherspoon, Madonna, and the late Diana, Princess of Wales.

Chanel Diamond Forever Classic Bag: Price Tag $261,000

The Chanel Diamond Forever Classic Bag features a staggering total of 334 diamonds (a total of 3.56 carats) set in 18-carat white gold. The shoulder straps are also made from white gold. Chanel has made only 13 of these bags.

Chanel Diamond Forever Classic Bag

Chanel’s Diamond Forever Classic Bag is a limited edition and highly coveted handbag. With only 13 available worldwide, this handbag sits upon the accessory throne as one of the most expensive luxury handbags in the world. The Chanel Diamond Forever Classic Bag is adorned with 3.56 carats made up of 334 diamonds, 18 carat white gold hardware, and white alligator skin. Five of these ostentatious handbags were available the in the United States. The price tag on this little beauty is a staggering $261,000. Yes, the price was sky high, but these bags are masterpieces, works of art. With only 13 being made, owning one would be similar to an art collector owning a Picasso.

Hermes Birkin bag by Japanese designer Ginza Tanaka: Price Tag $1.9 million

Hermes Birkin bag by Japanese designer Ginza Tanaka

Japanese designer Ginza Tanaka made the body for this Hermes Birkin bag with 100% platinum. As if this wasn’t fascinating enough, she adorned it with 2,000 diamonds and an 8-carat pear-shaped shimmering diamond. Both the removable strap and the diamond can be used separately as a bracelet or necklace.

And the last and most expensive Ladies Handbag is:

The 1001 Nights Diamond Purse by House of Mouawad: Price Tag $3.8 Million

The 1001 Nights Diamond Purse by House of Mouawad

This is the world’s most expensive handbag and certified by Guinness Book of World Record as just that. The heart shaped purse is encrusted with 4,517 diamonds in yellow, pink and colourless variants totalling to 381.92 carats. It took ten skilled artisans and a total of 8,800 hours to create this accessory.

(Information from Luxos.com)

The 12 Most Expensive Handbags in the World – Part 3

Handbags or purse whatever you call them, these fashion items have grown to be a typical fixture for the present day woman. Each of them will come in various brands, figures, styles, and colors. Some are made for top quality fashion, while some are created to check the metropolitan chic. In any case, a lot of women don’t venture out without their handbags.

Hermes Matte Crocodile Birkin Bag: Price Tag $120,000

This bag, inspired by French actress Jane Birkin, is made of crocodile skin and its clasp features 10 carats of white diamonds.

Hermes Matte Crocodile Birkin Bag

The exclusive white Himalaya Birkin, handmade from Niloticus crocodile with more than 240 diamonds on its 18-karat-gold hardware, is routinely in the top spot for most expensive bag.

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Celebrities, of course, love the bag. David Beckham, who is worth $350 million, bought his clothing designer wife, Victoria, an albino Nilo crocodile Himalayan Birkin in 2008 for a reported £80,000 (or about $100,000). Victoria Beckham has a collection of over 100 Birkin bags! Kim Kardashian has also been spotted with the Himalayan.

Urban Satchel Louis Vuitton Bag: Price Tag $150,000

The Louis Vuitton Urban Satchel Bag looks more like a pile of rubbish and comes with an extremely hefty price tag.

Urban Satchel Louis Vuitton Bag

The most expensive Louis Vuitton handbag is also the most controversial one – it has been criticized even more than the patchwork bag. Why? Because well, let’s be honest: it looks like your garbage can was run over and the content glued together. That is not even far off, because the Urban Satchel is made of recycled items such as water bottles, cigarette packs and chewing gum wrappers. But it is also made of the world’s finest Italian leather and Ashley Olsen signed a multi-million dollar deal to promote the bag. The Urban Satchel bag is handcrafted to represent urban life.

A Louis Vuitton handbag can be a great investment because luxury brands like these tend to remain immensely popular and will often increase in value.

Stay tuned for more about The Most Expensive Handbags in the World in Part 4 of this series!

(Information from Luxos.com)

The 12 Most Expensive Handbags in the World – Part 2

Handbags or purse whatever you call them, these fashion items have grown to be a typical fixture for the present day woman. Each of them will come in various brands, figures, styles, and colors. Some are made for top quality fashion, while some are created to check the metropolitan chic. In any case, a lot of women don’t venture out without their handbags.

Of course, this list would not be complete without the designer of these next two handbags.

One of the most renowned luxury handbag producers on the planet is Louis Vuitton. The company got its start in Paris in 1854, and since its founding it has become a global empire with revenues of over $10 billion per year. The company’s monogrammed purses can easily be spotted around the world, and wearing a Louis Vuitton handbag is very much a status symbol. While most of the brand’s offerings are expensive, with even small bags costing several thousand dollars, a select few Louis Vuitton purses have record breaking price tags.

Louis Vuitton Tribute Patchwork Bag: Price Tag $42,000

Only 24 of these patchwork bags exist and were created using 15 different Louis Vuitton patterns.

Louis Vuitton Tribute Patchwork Bag

This bag caused a huge buzz when it debuted in 2007 for many reasons. While some clamored to get one due to its exclusivity, including celebrities such as Beyonce and Rihanna, others were unimpressed with the bag’s mish-mash of styles. To create the concept for the Tribute Patchwork Bag, Louis Vuitton basically combined different parts of 15 different bags from one of its spring/summer collections. When you look at it, you see a handle from one handbag, a pocket from another, and motifs and patterns from many others — visually, some deemed the purse to be an expensive trainwreck.

Others who didn’t mind shelling out $45,000 for the purse thought it was creative and artsy. The reason the Tribute Patchwork Bag is so expensive is partly because it’s from Louis Vuitton, and also because it’s a limited edition and only 24 units were made. Each one of the two dozen purses quickly sold out, so the only way to get one now is to pay even more for the purse at auction or through private sale. This definitely isn’t one of the classiest Louis Vuitton handbags ever made, but it ranks among the brand’s most costly and most talked about purses.

Louis Vuitton New Age Traveller backpack: Price Tag $54,500

The LV New Age Traveller backpack features various lurex jacquard woven Monogram fabrics alongside exotic skins including crocodile and snakeskin. The bag also has suede leather tassels and headphone cables, and two furry fox tail charms.

Louis Vuitton New Age Traveller backpack

One look at this stunning Louis Vuitton New Age Traveler Backpack and you are sure to be under its spell. Adorned with tassels, this beautiful backpack comes with a $54,000 price tag! The cream bag with the Louis Vuitton monogram pattern is one hot accessory. Made from exquisite materials and flaunting the luxurious LV logo this bag is for the uber rich chics only. Out of the reach of many, this backpack is definitely a class apart.

Leiber Precious Rose: Price Tag $92,000

Leiber Precious Rose

The Leiber Precious Rose accessory features 1,016 diamonds totaling 42.56 carats, 1,169 pink sapphires and 800 tourmalines, all set in 18-carat white gold. So precious, that there is only one available in the world.

It is a matter of open reality that this bag is still one of the most expensive bags available on the face of this planet these days. The Judith Leiber’s 2007 Precious Rose ladies handbag is only one of its kind on earth.

The Precious Rose is an adorable little red bud of the ladies handbag, and the strap is apparently manufactured from the same metallic kidskin that lines the petite fleur. The bag, obviously leaving hardly any room for the owner’s stuff, must be designed as arm chocolate rather than a tote. Unfortunately, this important cluster of gems is no more offered by Judith Leiber boutiques, or online. Only 1 part was made and was sold much before it premiered.

Though it is almost impossible to locate, we must expect that the Precious Rose is currently in possession of a remarkably wealthy star or royal family member.  In addition, depending on who is the owner of this unique creation, the bag may be worth even more than its retailed $92,000.

More Expensive Handbags to come in Part 3 of this series.

(Information from luxos.com)

The 12 Most Expensive Handbags in the World – Part 1

Many women heavily depend on expensive and branded purchase of items due to the fact that they provide class, longevity, style and further intensifies their beauty and image in public. The insatiable wishes of women can only be satisfied by providing them with the chicest and best in class accessories and clothing. One such and most wanted accessory are branded and elegant handbags.

Handbag or purse whatever you call it, this fashion item has become a common fixture for contemporary women. These babies come in all shapes, sizes, brands, colors, and styles. Some are designed to complement the urban street style woman while others are created for high-end fashion. Whatever the case may be, 90% of women don’t leave the house without their handbags.

Here are 12 of the most expensive handbags in the world: 

Marc Jacob’s Carolyn Crocodile Handbag : Price is $30,000

Marc Jacobs Carolyn Crocodile Handbag

Made of purple crocodile skin, this beautiful quilted Carolyn handbag is made of purple crocodile skin, and is one of Marc Jacob’s most popular bags.

Marc Jacobs is a person who knows how to turn ordinary things into a style testament. He is a designer with a fashion empire of his own; clothing, accessories, jewelry, fragrances, and yes… Handbags! There’s no second opinion when it comes to Marc Jacobs Handbags, especially the exotic ones like Carolyn Crocodile Handbag.

The pride of this bag is not in its brand or its texture; Marc Jacobs Carolyn Crocodile Handbag is made with exclusive exotic crocodile skin. And, that fabulous shade of purple dye… it’s to die for!!

The exterior is quilted while the interior of the bag is duly segmented in a leather finish. It’s not just a showpiece but a fully functional handbag. There are separators and extra pockets that allow easy organization and segregation of contents.

Fendi Selleria Bag: Price Tag $38,000

Fendi Selleria Bag

The Fendi Selleria Bag features two of the world’s rarest and most expensive animal skins: sable and chinchilla.

Edoardo Fendi and Adele Casagrande found instant success in Rome when they opened their high-quality leather-goods and fur shop in 1925. In 1965, Karl Lagerfeld started designing for the brand and launched its first women’s ready-to-wear collection in 1977. The men’s collection, created by the founders’ granddaughter Silvia Venturini Fendi, followed in 1990. Today, with Silvia Fendi and Lagerfeld still at the helm, Fendi is world-renowned for its innovative ready-to-wear, bags, and shoes.

Gadino Bag by Hilde Palladino: Price Tag $38,470

Gadino Bag by Hilde Palladino

Norwegian designer Hilde Palladino’s Gadino bag features 39 white diamonds hidden in clasps of white gold.

At the first glance, the Gadino bag appears to be nothing special and looks just like a regular bright white handbag. However, as you look closely, you’ll see the sparkle of 39 exotic diamonds worth $30,000, strategically placed in clasps created from pure white gold. WOW!

The fine white crocodile skinned bag comes with segmented leather interior and exterior. Extra pockets and separators additionally provide systematic separation of contents and smooth organization. It’s the little details and adornments that will blow your mind. This bag is certain to be spotted on arms of many fashionistas and A-list celebrities.

Stay tuned for Part 2 of the 12 Most Expensive Handbags in the World.

(Information obtained from Luxos.com)