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 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.
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.
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.
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)