Affordable luxury: 14 best designer bags under S$500

·Editor-in-Chief, Lifestyle
·3-min read

2022 is here, and it's time to treat yourself to maybe one (or two!) of these affordable designer bags under S$500. Thanks to trusted commerce sites MatchesFashion, SSense, MyTheresa, Net-A-Porter, Farfetch and Shopbop, we're about to add some of these bags into the cart, pronto!

The sites are giving us many reasons to smile because they're giving us 50 per cent off selected items, so we'd encourage you to get those fingers clicking. The discount will be automatically applied at checkout, with shipping to Singapore.

Looking for promo codes? Shopbop is giving you an extra 25 per cent with the promo code Breezy.

Net-A-Porter is also sweetening the deal by giving us an additional 10 per cent with the promo code 'Sorry10' on all orders for a limited time only.

Here are some of our best picks that would make you the envy of town:

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Y-3 Black Tech Backpack

S$241 S$387 at SSense

Y-3 Black Tech Backpack. (PHOTO: SSense)
Y-3 Black Tech Backpack. (PHOTO: SSense)

Grab your essentials and carry them in this two-compartment nylon Cordura backpack in black.

Acne Studios logo-print coated-canvas tote bag

S$358 S$512 at MatchesFashion

Acne Studios tote bag. (PHOTO: MatchesFashion)
Acne Studios tote bag. (PHOTO: MatchesFashion)

Acne Studios elevates this brown canvas tote bag with a gold printed logo, smooth leather top handles and a glossy finish.

A.P.C. Courtney small leather cross-body bag

S$380 S$544 at MatchesFashion

A.P.C crossbody bag. (PHOTO: MatchesFashion)
A.P.C crossbody bag. (PHOTO: MatchesFashion)

A.P.C.’s tan Courtney cross-body bag exudes a charming note through the drawstring top that ruches the compact silhouette, then leads into a suede interior.

Heliot Emil Messenger Bag

S$418 S$644 at SSense

Heliot Emil Messenger Bag. (PHOTO: SSense)
Heliot Emil Messenger Bag. (PHOTO: SSense)

Looking for an edgy bag? This structured grained leather messenger bag in black features a logo stamped in silver-tone at face, with a carabiner carry handle with twist-lock fastening at top.

Tom Ford logo-patch leather-trim shell pouch

S$380 S$761 at MatchesFashion

Tom Ford pouch. (PHOTO: MatchesFashion)
Tom Ford pouch. (PHOTO: MatchesFashion)

Tom Ford renders this black pouch in sporty shell then accents with a leather logo patch, wrist loop and trims.

Marc Jacobs Moto Shot bag

S$327 S$545 at MyTheresa

Marc Jacobs Moto Shot bag. (PHOTO: MyTheresa)
Marc Jacobs Moto Shot bag. (PHOTO: MyTheresa)

Marc Jacobs' Moto Shot bag features an embossed logo on the front face. It’s made from soft white leather with contrast trims and topstitching, and has a removable shoulder strap complete with silver-tone hardware.

Stella McCartney Falabella

S$437 US$450.11 at Net-A-Porter

Stella McCartney Falabella. (PHOTO: Net-A-Porter)
Stella McCartney Falabella. (PHOTO: Net-A-Porter)

Stella McCartney's 'Falabella' has been shrunk down to delicate mini proportions. Made in Italy from faux brushed-leather, it's edged by the style's distinctive whipstitch-inspired curb chain, and fitted with a flushed mustard lining and slip pocket.

See by Chloe Beige Mini Joan Bag

S$247 S$443 at SSense

See by Chloe. (PHOTO: SSense)
See by Chloe. (PHOTO: SSense)

Grained leather and suede shoulder bag in beige.

Michael Michael Kors Logo-print faux leather tote

S$303 S$505 at The Outnet

Michael Michael Kors Logo-print faux leather tote. (PHOTO: The Outnet)
Michael Michael Kors Logo-print faux leather tote. (PHOTO: The Outnet)

This laid-back style will take you from day to night with ease.

Stand Studio Wanda quilted faux leather clutch

S$286 S$409 at MyTheresa

Stand Studio. (PHOTO: MyTheresa)
Stand Studio. (PHOTO: MyTheresa)

This fold-down faux-leather style has a detachable strap that allows it to be carried as a shoulder bag – perfect for daytime styling.

Altuzarra Espadrille Mini gingham crossbody bag

S$453 S$755 at MyTheresa

Altuzarra Espadrille Mini gingham crossbody bag. (PHOTO: MyTheresa)
Altuzarra Espadrille Mini gingham crossbody bag. (PHOTO: MyTheresa)

Named for its braided jute base, Altuzarra’s Espadrille Mini crossbody bag is a chic companion piece that will put you in a sunny state of mind.

Tila March Simple Canvas Bag

S$168 S$334 at Farfetch

Tila March Canvas Bag. (PHOTO: Farfetch)
Tila March Canvas Bag. (PHOTO: Farfetch)

Perfect for your shopping buys, don't forget to haul this cotton-blend bag around town.

Furla Bakare flip lock shoulder bag

S$387 at Farfetch

Furla. (PHOTO: Farfetch)
Furla. (PHOTO: Farfetch)

The Bakare bag is made from 100 per cent leather and it features a gorgeous gold-tone hardware that complements the black shade.

Carvela Bailey quilted tweed shoulder bag

S$84 S$126 at Farfetch

Carvela. (PHOTO: Farfetch)
Carvela. (PHOTO: Farfetch)

This trendy quilted bag will be a mainstay, trust us!

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