We all love the gorgeous designer handbags, but most of us can’t afford to spend thousands of dollars on them. That doesn’t mean you can’t get an incredible, high-quality bag, though. There are several standout options under $500 below. And, actually, most of them are even under $300! So these are all amazing handbags that will make you feel sophisticated and chic without killing your budget!
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#1 | Michael Kors Gusset Bag
If you’re searching for a small-ish, black shoulder bag with silver hardware, this Michael Kors bag is a great option! You can wear this as a crossbody bag with a long, single strap or double them up to wear it as a shoulder bag.
#2 | Rebecca Minkoff Crossbody
Rebecca Minkoff makes beautiful bags. I shared more about the Love bag in this post which is a beautiful Chanel bag dupe. But this style is called the Edie Crossbody Bag. I love the quilting and black hardware!
#3 | Tory Burch Crossbody
This Tory Burch crossbody is another classic, black crossbody option! It also comes in two other colors! This one has gold hardware and is also just large enough for your essentials.
#4 | Mansur Gavriel Bucket Bag
I love this bag! It has a cool drawstring style, beautiful leather, and it’s a great size! Drawstring bags are very trendy this spring and this is a very sophisticated option
#5 | Reiss Tote Bag
This new tote by Reiss has a beautiful, modern shape. It’s a twist on the basic black tote. It would be perfect for everyday use or as an office bag! This one has minimal hardware for maximum versatility!
#6 | Naghedi St. Barths Tote
I wanted to throw in a more casual tote option. This bag by Naghedi is a basket-weave neoprene and would be perfect for a beach vacation. It also comes with an optional zip pouch.
#7 | MM6 Maison Margiela Bag
This tote is so chic! I love the style and shape. It has a top handle, minimal hardware, and a suede lining.
#8 | Tory Burch Tote
If you still need a classic brown tote, this Tory Burch shopper is perfect!
#9 | Staud Shirley Bag
I have this Staud Shirley bag in multiple colors and sizes. This one is a classic tan and the perfect bag for spring/summer. It fits the essentials and goes with everything. You can carry it as a top handle bag or on your shoulder with the long strap.
#10 | See By Chloé Bag
This bag is another beautiful brown option. I love that it has a black shoulder strap so you get that versatile brown/black color combination. This brand is the lower cost, sister brand to Chloé, which is one of my favorite handbag brands.
#11 | Strathberry Bag
I’ve been loving Strathberry bags! I shared more about the brand and one of the bags I bought in this post. You can wear this bag as a clutch, crossbody, or belt bag. That’s three bags in one for $355!
#12 | Acne Studios Bag
For a unique take on the classic brown crossbody, try this cool brown Acne Studios bag!
#13 | AllSaints Metallic Bag
The last three bags in this roundup are a little trendier and perfect for spring and summer! Metallic handbags are a big trend this spring! I shared five spring handbag trends in this post. This bag is by AllSaints and at a great price point!
#14 | Botkier Crossbody
I love this two-toned bag by Botkier. The pretty gray and white make it the perfect transition bag from winter to spring!
#15 | Mackage Bag
You all know how much I love a beautiful white handbag. This one by Mackage is gorgeous! It’s croc-embossed, super high-quality leather, and can be carried by the top handle or on your shoulder.
Have you bought a handbag recently that’s you’re loving? Let us know in the comments!
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2 thoughts on “15 Popular High-Quality Handbags Under $500”
Some of the links are incorrect – Strathberry and mackage link to the michael kors bag/nordstrom.
Hi erin…I have bought 3 new bags in the last two weeks that I absolutely love!
The first is a valentino snake print bag that is styled very much like the Gucci marmont…I love how light weight and how easy it is to access. because I was so impressed with it and because I really like your white marmont…the second purchase was a white Gucci marmont bag! my third purchase was a white furla bag. it is very edgy looking. I have never owned a white bag or shoes prior to this past year…you’ve inspired me to get out of my box!
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