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Affordable luxury handbags are priced lower than true luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Chanel, and Hermes. These bags are mostly by contemporary designers rather than old established fashion houses. Although less expensive than ultra luxury brands, the affordable luxury purses are still hundreds of dollars. To justify this price point, mid range purse brands are well crafted and functionality is high as well. By buying handbags in the affordable luxury category, you are a lot less likely to bump into someone with the same bag. Also, other fashion conscious women will wonder where you got your bags from!
Mirta Brand Opera Round Purse
What a stunning one of kind handbag!. Made in Italy and crafted in a versatile brown leather, this bag is perfect for all special occasions. Your bag will be the center of attention. The round shape is different but attractive. If you look at the Opera closely, it starts to resemble the shell of a snail. The Mirta brand Opera bag is truly a statement piece to have in your wardrobe. It will add fun and class to your outfits.
Vasic Bond Mini Bag
Vasic is a Japanese mid range designer handbag brand. The most popular bag is called the Bond; this style comes in three different sizes, Bond, mini Bond, and mini mini Bond. The simple bucket design of the Bond bags is very classic and will never go out of style. Personally, the middle size is perfect for everyday purposes. But keep in mind that the bucket style bag lacks a zipper for security. While it is okay to use for everyday, using it on your trips might not be the best idea. Nevertheless, this purse is just absolutely amazing. Vasic also has other styles that are cute as well. All of their purses are high quality and timeless.
RUE de VERNEUIL Totes
Do you want a French made tote? RUE de VERNEUIL makes some of the most adorable totes in all colors and sizes. Although not made of leather, the bags are still beautifully crafted with intricate details. Even though all totes are on the expensive side, this brand is still in the affordable luxury category. With these totes, your basic style is going to look very effortlessly polished.
Senreve Maestra Bag
Senreve is a handbag brand that makes all their bags in Italy. Excellent craftsmanship, affordable luxury price point, and sturdy construction make the Maestra bag a must have for everyday. Furthermore, the Maestra comes in several different sizes and colors to fit all of your needs. What's more amazing about this bag? You can carry it like a backpack! This carefree bag is so perfect for traveling.
A.P.C Half Moon Bag
The shape of this purse resembles a half moon, hence the name. A.P.C bags are so underrated without logo printed fabric, they only have a little A.P.C. printed on the handbags. Aside from its beautiful shape, this purse is functional with a shoulder strap and plenty of room for your everyday essentials. Besides daily use, bring this carefree bag with you on your next trip!
Philip Lim 3.1
The Philip Lim 3.1 bag was popular back in the days. The brand even had a collaboration with Target and released a very affordable version of its popular 3.1 bag. Nowadays, the 3.1 purse is no longer an IT bag. But it is still well designed and worth it if you want a little versatile handheld shoulder strap bag. Different from all the other bags on this list, the Philip Lim 3.1 is also slightly edgy with its zipper detailing at the front. Feed your inner rocker side with this little cutie in the wardrobe!
Beara Beara Extra Small Brown Leather Satchel
Designed in England, the Beara Beara brand is vintage inspired and mostly resembles school style. All the leather bags look like they are made of aged leather. Among all the styles, the extra small brown leather satchel is one of the cutest. But Beara Beara also makes a ton of other styles that you can pick from. To use the extra small brown leather satchel for everyday, you will need to carry only the essentials with you. In the long run, carrying this bag will help with your shoulder pain because it forces you to carry less. It's really amazing that this little bag is not only fashionable but also great for your health!
seoendra from India on February 27, 2012:
this one is too good:)
Karen Hellier from Georgia on February 21, 2012:
I like this info. very much. Glad to see you have Coldwater Creek on there. It's my favorite clothing store, but I only buy in their outlet stores or when they have sales...and they do have some good ones. They have a great outlet on their online site and I sometimes check out my size in a certain item in the stores, then wait for it to go in the outlet. I am one of those budget conscious shoppers that also shops at Chadwicks!