Designer Bags for $250 or Less

April 4, 2008
post written by Bag Bliss blogger: BrS

Designer Bags for $250 or less
You know that you really have a problem when you find yourself smuggling purchases in to the house when your husband isn’t home. I sure have one! Here is my typical post-shopping routine:

I usually put stuff in the trunk of my car and wait until the next day when he goes to work. I’ll go out, gather up my loot, hurry it all in to the house, and fit a place to hide it. If its a handbag, I usually take it out of the sack and place it among my other bags in the closet. Yep, it will blend in there. Right? Oh, and I must not forget to hide the receipts and intercept any bills that could be coming to the house. Now I just have to wait a little while so that when I do use the new bag, I can truthfully say that its not “brand new”.

I think my problem is that I just buy too much stuff in general. I love shopping and its especially fun when I track down a bag I have been craving. Lately though, I thought maybe I need to find a cheaper way to satisfy my urges. Okay, okay, I could just stop buying stuff. But what fun would be in that? So I came up with another solution! Pictured above are some designer handbags that won’t break the bank! That’s right, they are all $250 or less. Best of all, I tried to cover a wide variety of tastes. That means that there should be something for everybody!
So here they are (from left to right):

1. B. Makowsky Splendid Hobo

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This leather hobo is made of soft, supple leather and it measures 14 1/2″ x 12″ x 5 1/2″. It retails for $250 and is available at: Nordstrom: Designer Collections and Top Apparel, Shoe and Beauty Brands

2. Juicy Couture Dogtooth Premier Tote

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This roomy tote comes complete with a little zippered pouch inside. It measures 15″ x 15″ x 6″ and retails for $250. It is also available at: Nordstrom: Designer Collections and Top Apparel, Shoe and Beauty Brands

3. Francesco Biasia Perfect Harmony Handbag

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A canvas and leather handbag that would look great on the beach. It measures 13″ x 12″ x 7″ and retails for $238. It is available at: Citizens of Humanity, T-Bags, YA-YA and More at Pink Mascara

4. Sloane & Alex Snakealicious Self Handled Clutch

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Odd name, but a nice little snake print clutch that is available in either gold or pewter. This little guy measures 12″ x 7″ x 4 1/2″ and retails for $245. You can find it here: True Religion Jeans, Juicy Couture, Seven Jeans, Citizens of Humanity at Revolve Clothing

5. Marc by Marc Jacobs Luxe Laminated Swifty

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Well, at least you won’t have to worry about this one out in the rain. This little satchel measures 10″ x 12″ x 7″ and it retails for $248. It is also available in orange and is available at: Juicy Couture, Seven Jeans, and More - FREE SHIPPING - shopbop.com

This is also a perfect solution for college students and stay-at-home moms that might be on a tight budget. It is pretty difficult finding designer bags for $250 or less, but as you can see, it was possible!

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