‘It’ bags are no longer limited to only the ones made by the most luxurious designer brands.
For the past few years, celebrities and fashion influencers have shifted to a more affordable range of up-and-coming labels. These younger brands are known for their fresh and bold take on handbag designs we just can’t find in more established labels.
Here are five entry-level bags you probably didn’t know about, but definitely should.
5. MANU Atelier Micro Bold
With the rise of mini bags, MANU Atelier is a brand that gets a major nod, and it’s all thanks to their signature boxy structure and distinct cuts.
The leader of the pack is the Micro Bold available in multiple colorways and can be worn with a leather or chain strap — making it the ideal day-to-evening accessory.
If you’re searching for your first statement piece, then Danse Lente has the bag that fits the criteria.
Influenced by modern art, Johnny is a bucket bag designed with an unconventional silhouette. It is hexagonal in shape with a thick contrasting strap connected to the base by a huge D-ring. Opening it is just as cool, with its origami-styled approach.
3. Strathberry Tote
Take cues from Meghan Markle and elevate your smart-casual look with a Strathberry Tote.
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The Duchess of Sussex has been spotted a few times donning the structured tote by the handle or by the strap as a crossbody bag. What makes fashionistas obsessed is the functional signature gold bar closure that adds a touch of elegance while sealing the items safe inside.
2. Staud Shirley Bag
For those who rode the naked shoe trend, then you’ll probably love the naked bag trend just as much!
Staud is on top of the list to check out for a stylish PVC sac. Its Shirley Bag is a clear tote accented by leather handles and a removable leather pouch.
1. Simon Miller Bonsai
Calling all the girls on the go! Consider Bonsai by Simon Miller as your new off-duty accessory.
Made of soft and quality nubuck, the cylindrical bag is spacious enough to hold all your daily needs. Its wide opening makes grabbing and dropping your stuff convenient. The highlight of the sac are the acetate or acrylic handles that come in eye-catching prints or plain bold hues.
Check out our first batch of favorite entry-level handbags here!