What would be of women’s life without our purses? No, really… can you imagine going through life without not having a cute place to put all your stuff and that also speaks about your style and preferences? Because I simply can’t do it.
A handbag is one of the most important things in women’s wardrobe and it certainly becomes an investment, because you don’t want to be shopping for one every single day. And of course you’ve got to own different handbags, but the best thing you can do is try to have a few that go with everything and are big enough to fit your whole life in there. Well, basically your everyday life. The only bad thing is that not all of us can afford a real leather handbag, which would be the best decision. But a lot of brands have great offer in other materials that look like leather for a very good price, and there are even some vegan options out there. So let’s check them out.
A X Armani Exchange Petite Faux Leather Bucket BagView Product on Amazon.com
Asides from the all-time favorite, the tote, there are some bag models that are huge trends this season. That’s why I present to you: the bucket bag. And of course, you can find very good faux leather options, such as this taupe beauty from A X Armani Exchange. This is a petite size bag, so don’t expect to fit your laptop on this one. However, it’s made entirely out of polyurethane, to make it really light. The interior has a synthetic lining and the closure is drawstring, like our backpacks from the past. And of course, it features the shoulder strap that you can use on one side or cross body style.
ZAC Zac Posen Womens Eartha Belted ShopperView Product on Amazon.com
A tote bag is definitely one of the best purchases you’re going to do in your life, because this bag can fit everything and works for anything. You can take it to the airport, to the office, to the weekend… and the list keeps growing. And if on top of that you get a black tote, you will have half of your closet covered. ZAC Zac Posen is the affordable line of this famous designer, who’s being doing a great work with fancy-looking purses. This one features strap accents and metal hardware details, as well as a fat shoulder strap. The large slip pocket in the back is really useful, and the interior is as spacious as a bag can be. It also includes an inside larges slip pocket. This is for sure the bag you need.
Kate Spade Faye Drive Hallie Elisabeth Crossbody Tote BagView Product on Amazon.com
I know I’m not the only one who loves dressing with neutral colors and then have a bright pop with the accessories. And that’s exactly what this Kate Spade bag will do for your outfit, brighten it up to the limits of your imagination. Don’t let the photo fool you, the size is pretty amazing: approximate dimensions are 11.7” height x 12.5” wide, with a 9” drop length. It features a soft pebbled cowhide with matching trim and 14 karat gold pleated hardware for that rich look we’re all going for. It opens at the top with a zipper and on the interior there’s a faux nappa lamb lining and an interior zip pocket. The icing on the cake is the protective metal feet, in case you don’t want your bag to touch the floor (I don’t think any of us do).
Sam Edelman SiennaView Product on Amazon.com
Who says you can’t have an ‘exotic’ bag that is not made out of leather and still look like a million dollars? At Sam Edelman the certainly know we need variety on our purse collection, so they came up with this incredible cross body with contrasting faux leather, combining faux python and suede. Although is not exactly a bag you can carry everywhere, is very comfortable for relaxed occasions and light errands around town. The lining is made out of cotton, which guarantees a very light bag, something you should always be thankful for. On the inside you will find a back wall zip pocket and a side slip pocket, to keep things organized.
Betsey Johnson Satchel with PatchesView Product on Amazon.com
If we’re talking about brands who do an excellent job, we have to mention Betsey Johnson and their incredible playful bags. Can you believe this one actually comes with permanent adhesive patches? Because I’ve never heard of something more fun than that! This bag is a great deal with stripes and gold-tone hardware and logo. The interior Interior features floral lining, 1 zip pocket, 1 slip pocket and 1 key finder; triple compartment design with center zip compartment and 2 open compartments. Also, you can carry it in two different ways: with the double handle or cross body style, that last strap you can remove it anytime you want.
Elliott Lucca Jules TotesView Product on Amazon.com
Florals are also a big thing for leather goods, including those ones that are not entirely made out of leather. This Elliott Lucca bag has a polyester and faux leather combination, which gives the bag a light weight and adaptable form. The lining is also synthetic, and the closure is magnetic, so you don’t have to spend time closing a zipper. On the inside you will find two interior slips and one interior zip. The shoulder strap makes it very convenient to carry around and if you need more colors by any chance, you have more options, all with beautiful floral themes.
GUESS Kingsley Large Zip Around WalletView Product on Amazon.com
Even if we choose to have faux leather for environmental reasons, that doesn’t have to end with us not carrying around nice bags. Take this Guess bag, for example, and tell me you can see the different in a picture. This is Saffiano faux leather and it comes with two 7-3/4” drop handles. The pale shiny gold-tone hardware gives the whole piece a very elegant looking, with 4G logo charm and signature lettering. On the inside, you will find a triple compartment design with center magnetic snap closure and two zip closures. Definitely a great option for your everyday business, and this bag will totally catch people’s eyes.
Ivanka Trump Alexy ToteView Product on Amazon.com
Before we got her name into her dad’s controversy and weird ideas, the Ivanka Trump brand made a name for itself, with very affordable a quality-looking accessories, such as shoes, wallets and, of course, handbags. And you have to admit, this bag looks very New York and of course, very, very chic. The color is everything but casual and it will drag everyone’s attention, so you’re half way there. The fabric is polyvinyl chloride, which gives us an affordable option to wear every day. The lining is made out of polyester and if you thought you could get this for a nice price, I’ve saved the best for last: the bag comes with a removable pouch that you can even use separately or even for keeping this on the inside organized, such as makeup or other small things.
LAUREN Ralph Lauren Paley Lauryn Bag-in-Bag Tote – Black windowView Product on Amazon.com
One of the reasons everyone should also live totes for is that, lately, this beauties have been trying to give us something more. And Ralph Lauren’s affordable line thought very wisely that ‘something’ more means an extra bag. In this case, a removable zip pouch that you can use as a separate bag, as I do all the time. This graphic-print tote is perfect for carrying all your essentials, because it has a roomy interior and beautiful details, such as sleek polished hardware. It also has an exterior zip pocket for everything you need and double straps for more comfort. Measures are 11-1/2” wide and 12” height, so it’s pretty much a bag to fit everything.
Steve Madden Bjamba Mixed Media Crossbody BagView Product on Amazon.com
Would you like to have the trendiest bag models at a price that doesn’t hurt your budget? Why you haven’t take a look at Steve Madden yet? This brand have been creating trendy, hip and fun bags for years, at a price you can pay without going broke. With five different colors and combination options, you will get a mixed media design exterior with front zipper pocket and a very nice ‘patchwork’ style. The interior is fully lined and it has the Steve Madden logo in it, alongside with a zip pocket and 2 slip pockets. This can be an everyday bag if you’re more of a practical girl who likes to keep things simple and carry only the essentials.