For the ladies who just started #adulting, owning a designer bag might be a part of your ‘want’ list this year, but let’s get something straight: you don’t have to splurge big for designer goods (while you’re still on your first salary at least). We found five stylish entry-level handbags that you’ll find hard to resist.
5. A.P.C. Demi-Lune
The bag that was at the forefront of the half-moon trend was the Demi-Lune by A.P.C.. The crossbody leather bag features a clean curved design which comes in a wide range of pastel and neutral colors. Copping one is a challenge as the style easily gets sold out online and in-stores.
4. 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli
3.1 Phillip Lim founder described the Pashli as “cool, easy, and chic,” and its long waiting list proves bloggers, celebrities and the rest of the female population agree with him. It has functional zippers that give the bag more space and a new silhouette, as well as detachable straps for a hands-free option.
3. Mansur Gavriel Bucket Bag
Probably THE most coveted bucket bag of modern day, Mansur Gavriel’s drawstring handbag easily became an it girl accessory with stocks selling out in just minutes after its release. The brand is among very few to prove that a minimalist, barely-there label design is as chic a statement as its logo-heavy counterparts.
2. Alexander Wang Rockie
The Rockie bag has had its fair share of the limelight as an it girl bag, best known for its edgy design of metallic hardware, especially its fully studded bottom. The Alexander Wang creation was an off-duty style staple that was often seen hanging from the arms of models like Rosie Huntington-Whitely and Miranda Kerr, and celebrities like Emma Stone, Hilary Duff, and Mary Kate Olsen.
1. Kate Spade Sam
The handbag synonymous to the brand, Kate Spade’s Sam bag has become a go-to choice for those ladies who are looking for a more affordable designer tote. Its boxy structure is prim and sleek, perfect for smart casual or work days. The brand is on its 25thyear this year, and as part of their celebration, they released their iconic bag in new colors, sizes, and design.