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21 Phenomenal Designer Handbags For Less Than £500

Luxury fashion for less.

Handbags shouldn’t cost the earth, but if you want to find long-lasting and good quality arm candy, there are plenty of luxury bags to choose from.

As we know, prices of almost everything are going up. Consumer prices are 9% higher this year than last, while electricity costs are up 54% and fuel costs are have risen a staggering 95%.

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Frankly the last thing I’d like to spend my hard-earned money on is petrol, and I’m sure you feel the same. We’re having to cut back in every area, whether that’s on food shopping or clothes.

woman wears bottega veneta handbag

Designer handbags are of course a luxury, but if you’re looking for something that will stand the test of time, there’s no denying that they make for a sound investment.

Not only do certain brands increase in value over time, but if looked after, they’re long-lasting too.

I didn’t spend thousands on my Ganni bag but I’ve worn it consistently, making the cost per wear pennies, while I’m sorry to say that all the fast fashion bags I’ve bought are gathering dust in my wardrobe.

So in my quest to find similar versatile and stylish handbags to invest in, I found 21 incredible items from luxury labels like Saint Laurent, Marni, Miu Miu and Marc Jacobs – all for under £500.

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Designer handbags under £500

Cecilia small tasseled textured-leather tote

Cecilia small tasseled textured-leather tote, £420, See by Chloé – buy now

Saint Laurent
logo-plaque clutch bag

Logo-plaque clutch bag, £425, Saint Laurent – buy now

Coach Women's Washed Denim Signature Field Tote Bag 22 - Indigo Midnight Navy Multi

Washed Denim Signature Field Tote Bag 22 – Indigo Midnight Navy Multi, £325, Coach – buy now

Anagram-logo small leather-trim raffia basket bag

Anagram-logo small leather-trim raffia basket bag, £375, Loewe – buy now

Market Ichimatsu mini tote bag

Market Ichimatsu mini tote bag, £200, LASTFRAME – buy now

Paul Smith Women's Med Saddle Bag - Multicolour

Med Saddle Bag, £495, Paul Smith – buy now

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Shopping coated-canvas tote bag

Shopping coated-canvas tote bag, £330, Marni – buy now

Icon stripe drawcord pouch

Icon stripe drawcord pouch, £350, Burberry – buy now

Coach Women's Pillow Tabby Shoulder Bag 26 - Ivory

Pillow Tabby Shoulder Bag 26 – Ivory, £495, Coach – buy now

MM6 Maison Margiela
illusional-print tote bag

Illusional-print tote bag, £320, MM6 Maison Margiela – buy now

Tory Burch Women's Kira Heirloom Mini Camera Bag - Brie/Rolled Gold

Kira Heirloom Mini Camera Bag, £455, Tory Burch – buy now

Betty smooth leather cross-body bag

Betty smooth leather cross-body bag, £400, A.P.C. – buy now

Leather-panel medium canvas tote bag

Leather-panel medium canvas tote bag, £375, Acne Studios – buy now

Neptune mini knotted pleated crepe tote

Neptune mini knotted pleated crepe tote, £425, Neous – buy now

Gingham nylon shoulder bag

Gingham nylon shoulder bag, £480, Miu Miu – buy now

Anagram small leather-trimmed woven basket bag

Anagram small leather-trimmed woven basket bag, £495, Loewe – buy now

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mini Le Bambino suede crossbody bag

Mini Le Bambino suede crossbody bag, £465, Jacquemus – buy now

The Bumper Moon two-tone leather shoulder bag

The Bumper Moon two-tone leather shoulder bag, £450, JW Anderson – buy now

woven tote bag

Woven tote bag, £320, Casa Blanca – buy now

Tropicalia raffia-paneled leather pouch

Tropicalia raffia-paneled leather pouch, £450, Marni – buy now

Marc Jacobs
The Leather small tote bag

The Leather small tote bag, £460, Marc Jacobs – buy now


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