Designer Handbags for under $300


November 13, 2007

The mission seems so impossible these days to find a quality designer handbag that retails for under $300, but luckily for those of us who don’t have a tree that grows money in our back yard there are a few “affordable”

handbag lines that cater to us at an affordable rate.

The most popular handbag brands that retail in this entry-level range are Juicy Couture, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, and a few others that aren’t as well known but can also be found in this range, such as Acne Jeans handbags and Y-3 purses.

Or you can always stalk ebay or the mark down section for a “luxury”

designer purse (Gryson Elissa handbag anyone?).

Here are my top picks…

Dressed in patent leather with suede trim, accessorized with polished gold metal hardware.

Also features rolled patent handles with link and decorative buckle attachments gathering along the top to add fullness, flapped side pockets with hidden magnetic closure, patent-trimmed suede bands that encircle the sides, golden clasp and signature Juicy ornament.

The mouth of this bag is kept closed with the hidden magnetic top closure and buckled band and the interior is lined with the logo fabric and features two interior iridescent leather patch pockets and a leather strap with mirrored heart patch and clasp.

Price: $295

The handbag is created out of a vinyl-coated logo canvas with scrambled “MARC JACOBS”


Also features patent leather trim, aged brass hardware, rolled patent handles, and an engraved brass plaque on the front that reads: “Marc by Marc Jacobs, Standard Supply, Model #, Type: Workwear”.

The mouth of the bag is kep closed with a zip top closure that slides open to reveal a striped textile lining and an interior cell phone pocket, patch pocket, and leather-trimmed zip pocket.

The base of this bag has metal protective feet to prevent scuffing.

Price: $248

Dressed in an eye-catching glossy metallic (gunmetal) grained leather and accessorized with brushed silver metal hardware studs.

Also features double flat leather handles that are just the right length to rest on your arm.

The top of the bag is kept closed with double zippers.

The interior of this bag features a single interior leather-trimmed zip pocket, three patch pockets, cell phone pocket, and a leather strap with key clasp inside.

Price: $298

Dressed in simple black woven canvas with fine topstitching, and nylon handles.

Features the signature white “Y-3″

logo applique on front, elasticized drawstring cord on each side, and a polished silver metal D-ring.

The double zipper top keeps your items in place.

The interior of the bag features a nylon and woven canvas lining, a single interior zipped pocket and flat smooth leather bottom (no feet)

side note: Don’t forget about your free gift with purchase!

A pink lanyard.

Portion of the sale will be donated to the Susan G.

Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

Price: $230

Created out of a smooth quilted nylon with fine topstitching and features two sets of rolled nylon handles and an extra rolled nylon shoulder strap.

The mouth of the purse is kept closed with a silver snap closure (no zipper).

The interior of the bag is lined in nylon with a single interior zipped pocket with logo-embossed nameplate and pull tab.

side note: Don’t forget about your free gift with purchase!

Acne Paper with any Acne Jeans purchase.

Price: $299

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