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5 Best Designer Bags Under $500

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Hate spending thousands on bags? I feel you. With fashion trends changing rapidly from season to season it can be difficult to justify a handbag purchase. So, in this blog post I’ve decided to round up a list of the best designer bags under $500.  If you are on a budget or simply are not willing to spend over $500 on a handbag, keep reading! And yes, these bags look way more expensive than their price tag!
  • Kate Spade Molly Tote ($228)

Kate Spade Large Molly ToteKate Spade Molly Tote. Media Credit: Saks Fifth Avenue
Starting up the list with the Molly Tote from Kate Spade. Everyone needs a tote in their life. Totes are spacious and practical. A tote is a must-have bag for everyday. The Molly Tote from Kate Spade is crafted from crossgrain leather. The bag is extremely lightweight and feels luxurious. It comes with a removable pouch for your smaller essentials and features the iconic Kate Spade logo on the front. The Molly Tote is a great alternative to a Louis Vuitton Neverfull. Moreover, for a price tag of just $228, this bag is an absolute steal!
  • Coach Cassie ($350)

Coach Cassie CrossbodyCoach Cassie. Media Credit: Coach
There has been a lot of discussion online recently about the Coach Cassie and how it resembles the Louis Vuitton Pochette Metis. I’ve even devoted a separate blog post on the subject! Indeed, the Coach Cassie is a beautiful bag. The Cassie is available in both Polished Pebble Leather and Coach Signature Canvas. The design is finished with the iconic Coach turnlock closure. Coach Cassie features several spacious interior compartments which make it a perfect bag for every day. Moreover, the bag comes with a long strap for convenient shoulder and crossbody wear.
  • Tory Burch Fleming Soft Camera Bag ($398)

Tory Burch Fleming Soft Camera BagTory Burch Fleming Soft Camera Bag. Media Credit: Nordstrom
Tory Burch is a brand that often comes to mind when thinking about mid-range designer handbags. A bag from Tory Burch that in particular stands out to me is their Fleming Soft Camera Bag. Crafted in luxuriously soft lambskin leather, featuring oversized diamond quilting, the Fleming Soft Camera Bag is simply beautiful. Even though it might look petite at first, don’t let it fool you! This bag fits all phone sizes up to iPhone 11 Pro and there is still plenty of space left for you to fit in your other essentials. In addition, the Fleming Soft Camera Bag comes with an adjustable shoulder/crossbody strap which makes this bag super versatile and practical.
  • Strathberry Nano Tote ($445)

Strathberry Nano ToteStrathberry Nano Tote. Media Credit: Saks Fifth Avenue
One of the newer brands on the luxury handbag scene is Strathberry. Many of us have learnt about Strathberry after seeing Meghan Markle regularly carrying their bags, specifically, the Tote. The Strathberry Tote comes in several sizes. The Nano Tote is the smallest of them, however, it’s not really so small. The bag measures 18cm (7″) in width and 15cm (6″) in height. The Strathberry Nano Tote features the iconic Strathberry bar closure, which is what the brand is known for. The bag is crafted in 100% calf leather. It features branded gold hardware and microfibre lining with two interior pockets. In addition, the bag comes with a detachable and adjustable strap for convenient shoulder/crossbody wear.
  • Senreve Aria Belt Bag ($395)

Senreve Aria Belt BagSenreve Aria Belt Bag. Media Credit: Farfetch
Finishing up the list of the best designer bags under $500 with the Aria Belt Bag from Senreve. Senreve, just like Strathberry, is one of the newer luxury handbag brands. We know Senreve for their Maestra bag, which is being marketed as a bag that is capable of anything. You can wear Senreve’s Aria Belt Bag in multiple ways: as a belt bag, a crossbody, a sling bag and even a clutch. With the Aria Belt Bag you get four bags at once! The bag is made from genuine Italian leather. It features three interior pockets and a flap closure with a magnetic snap button.
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