Honestly, These 12 Affordable Handbag Brands Look Like Luxury

Maxine Eggenberger
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Be it Bottega Veneta, Chloé, Hermès, The Row or Chanel, we spend a good amount of our time swooning over designer handbags. While our arm-candy allowance isn't quite what we'd like it to be, we never feel that we're missing out, mainly because there are so many affordable handbag brands that are creating bags just as covetable as those with four-figure price tags.

Still, the word "affordable" is hard to pinpoint. For one person, it might be £30 spent on the high-street. For another, it could be an excellent charity shop find that rings in at £5. And, for some, it could be something as high as £300. We think, however, for something such as a bag to be deemed affordable, it all comes down to how much you'll actually use it.

Aimee Song with a Charles & Keith handbag.

For example, a £40 bag might seem more affordable on the outset, particularly when you stack it up against designer heavyweights. Still, if you only use it once, then its cost per wear tells another story—and not a frugal one at that. But if you were to save up and treat yourself to a £300 bag and use it every single day for two years straight, then that's a better investment all-round.

With this rationale in mind, below, you'll find twelve affordable handbag brands that Who What Wear editors love and are constantly featuring in our stories. From £59 all the way to £350, you're sure to find the one for you.

1. BY FAR

BY FAR Rachel Lizard-Effect Bag (£315)

BY FAR Mini Rachel Crocodile-Effect Bag (£258)

BY FAR Rachel Crocodile Effect Bag (£350)

2. CHARLES & KEITH

Charles & Keith Black Textured Hammered Buckle Bag (£89)

Charles & Keith Turn-Lock Front Flap Bag (£55)

Charles & Keith Ruched Handle Sculptural Bag (£59)

3. WHO WHAT WEAR

Who What Wear Aura Crossbody Bag (£60)

Who What Wear Harper Bag (£70)

Who What Wear Kory Bag Set (£54)

4. TELFAR

Telfar Medium Cream Shopping Bag (£200)

Telfar Large Black Shopping Bag (£250)

Telfar Medium White Shopping Bag (£200)

5. COS

COS Leather Crossbody Bag (£69)

COS Padded Mini Shopper Bag (£135)

COS Leather Bag Belt (£59)

6. OROTON

Oroton Willow Bag (£210)

Oroton Anouk Bag (£215)

Oroton Nova Bag (£300)

7. JEENAA

Jeenaa Jee Croc-Brown Bag (£66)

Jeenaa Jiyo Blue Bag (£84)

Jeenaa Jeele Black Bag (£76)

8. LOEFFLER RANDALL

Loeffler Randall Maggie Bag (£225)

Loeffler Randall Rayne Clutch Bag (£215)

Loeffler Randall Alicia Bag (£305)

9. STAUD

Staud Moon Bag (£240)

Staud Bean Shoulder Bag (£160)

Staud Shirley Bag (£290)

10. COACH

Coach Tabby 26 Leather Shoulder Bag (£350)

Coach Crosstown Turnlock Leather Cross Body Bag (£195)

Coach Madison 16 Leather Shoulder Bag (£350)

11. CHYLAK

Chylak Trapeze Bag (£205)

Chylak Horseshoe Bag (£305)

Chylak Mini Tote Bag (£255)

12. DRAGON DIFFUSION

Dragon Diffusion Bamboo Triple Jump Bag (£290)

Dragon Diffusion Pom Pom Leather Bucket Bag (£215)

Dragon Diffusion Kumari Tote (£290)

Next Up: These 10 COS Bags Could Easily Pass as Designer

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