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These Designer Bags Prove That Shopping Luxury Doesn’t Need to Cost a Fortune

But you'll still love them forever.

I love designer bags as much as the next woman, but I just can’t bring myself to drop thousands on one.

I know the skill and precision that goes into making each and every luxury bag, and I appreciate it wholeheartedly. They’re made to last a lifetime, and I believe that ethos is something we should all get behind.

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Then there’s the fact that they actually increase in value as the years go by. If you’re wondering whether it’s a sound investment, Charlotte Staerck, CEO & Co-Founder of The Handbag Clinic, told us: “There has never been a better time to invest in luxury handbags.

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 “The handbag market has risen in value by an average of 8% year on year between 2004 – 2016, with an all-time high of 13% in 2021.

“To put it into further context, the FTSE and gold, which were until now regarded as a safe haven for wealth, both increased by 39% in the last decade, whilst Birkin bags grew in value by 108% within the same period and 500% in the last 35 years.”

So buying one is obviously worth it, if you can afford it. But you shouldn’t go out of your way to spend thousands on a bag (if you can’t easily afford it) when there are so many incredible designer bags for less than £1,000 that you’ll love just as much.

Take Loewe’s raffia tote, for example. It’s fast become an It bag for its versatility, and it’s surprisingly affordable at £638.

Then there’s Jacquemus’ new season Le sac Rond tote bag. With an oversized rounded handle and the brand’s iconic logo emblazoned in gold on the front, it has cult status written all over it.

If you’re looking to invest but don’t want to spend too much of your hard-earned cash, look no further. Here are some of the best designer bags you can get now – and they’re all under £1,000.

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Shop designer bags under £1,000

Gucci
GG Marmont half-moon shaped mini bag

GG Marmont half-moon shaped mini bag, £865, Gucci – buy now

Marc Jacobs
The Logo Strap Snapshot crossbody bag

The Logo Strap Snapshot crossbody bag, £265, Marc Jacobs – buy now

Jacquemus
Le sac Rond tote bag

Le sac Rond tote bag, £962, Jacquemus – buy now

Fendi
mini Cookie shoulder bag

Mini Cookie shoulder bag, £980, Fendi – buy now

Bottega Veneta
Intrecciato leather mini bag

Intrecciato leather mini bag, £780, Bottega Veneta – buy now

Tory Burch
Ella woven straw tote bag

Ella woven straw tote bag, £380, Tory Burch – buy now

Burberry
mini check-pattern Pocket bag

Mini check-pattern Pocket bag, £990, Burberry – buy now

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Jacquemus
mini Le Chiquito leather bag

Mini Le Chiquito leather bag, £385, Jacquemus – buy now

Saint Laurent
logo print tote bag

Logo print tote bag, £975, Saint Laurent – buy now

BY FAR
Miranda croc-effect shoulder bag

Miranda croc-effect shoulder bag, £530, BY FAR – buy now

Shrimps
Galia beaded bag

Galia beaded bag, £493, Shrimps – buy now

mini Marcie crossbody bag Chloé

Mini Marcie crossbody bag, £850, Chloé – buy now

Tabby Pillow crossbody bag Coach

Tabby Pillow crossbody bag, £464, Coach – buy now

The Bumper shoulder bag JW Anderson

The Bumper shoulder bag, £550, JW Anderson – buy now

Saint Laurent
envelope crossbody bag

Envelope crossbody bag, £870, Saint Laurent – buy now

Gucci
Centum Dionysus super mini bag

Centum Dionysus super mini bag, £760, Gucci – buy now

Jacquemus
Le sac Rond tote bag

Le sac Rond tote bag, £962, Jacquemus – buy now

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