We often think about celeb style as something that we can look at (and drool over), but something we certainly can’t afford to touch (or buy). But though we might feel worlds apart from our favorite famous people, we have more in common with them than one might think. For example, regardless of fame, we all like to save a little money. That’s why royals and stars alike—from Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle to Reese Witherspoon—have all been known to rock handbags for under $400. In fact, one starts at just $40! Here are 11 that will help you live your celeb fantasy.
These Are the Handbags Kate Middleton, Reese Witherspoon and Other Celebs Are Wearing (and They Start at $59)
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This is not a drill: Kate Middleton was spotted rocking this textured leather purse—not just once—but twice—in one week. If you want to match the Duchess of Cambridge, you can buy her exact mini bag for $360. Color us royally-impressed by the rich leather and the gold details.
In recent years, the accessory brand JW Pei has skyrocketed in popularity due to its designer-looking handbags for accessible prices. Runway models like Gigi Hadid, Irina Shayk and Emily Ratajkowski are all known fans of this brand’s scrunchy shoulder bags.
If you weren’t already a fan of pop-princess Dua Lipa for her hit songs, you’re about to become one based on her chic (and surprisingly affordable) taste in accessories. Mini bags are a major trend lately, and we love this one in particular for its glossy looped top handle and removable crossbody strap (and its price point, of course.) A heads up, though, that this bag frequently sells out, so snag it while you can.
Hailey Bieber was seen with this structured, croc-embossed bag a few years ago, and while this exact colorway is out of stock, the same style in a gorgeously rich caramel leather is available and ready to be toted to the office, your next dinner reservation and anywhere in between.
Draper James is Reese Witherspoon’s clothing and lifestyle brand that was inspired by the timeless Southern charm of her grandparents. Though we’re sure Witherspoon loves all of her brand’s creations, we're partial to this summery chambray tote. It's roomy enough for all your daily must-haves, and isn't that wooden ring handle the cutest?
OK, so this isn't a handbag, per se, but it is celeb-founded and celeb-approved (by actress, model and frequent-flier Shay Mitchell). Available in four colors, this chic diaper bag features a changing pad with pocket for wipes and diapers, an odor-proof pouch, a teething ring to keep the baby from squirming, a pacifier pouch and room for pretty much anything else you could need.
We had to include Meghan Markle once again on this list because, although she’s the Duchess of Sussex, she also rules attainable fashion. Case in point, she shops at Madewell, just like the rest of us. Meghan favors this cute canvas tote, and can you blame her? It’s neutral and chic, so it’ll blend with any setting or outfit. And if you really want to feel like royalty, Madewell gives you the option to add a customized monogram on the front. Add code SALEONSALE for an extra 20 percent off.
Kendall Jenner—much like fellow model Hailey Bieber—is a fan of Staud’s chic yet affordable handbags. This hobo bag is shaped like a crisp crescent moon, which lends it a luxe and modern vibe. To drive it home, it’s constructed with glossy leather and lined with butter-soft suede.
This dainty, croc-embossed leather shoulder bag has been spotted on the arms of Kaia Gerber, Bella Hadid and Kendall and Kylie Jenner. The chain link detail complements the creamy leather perfectly.
You can match both Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton for under $200 with this iconic Longchamp tote. This bag is made of nylon with a water-resistant finish, so it’s weatherproof and easy to clean. And we can’t forget about the elegant, yet sturdy, leather trim. This tote also comes in a huge variety of colors, from vibrant tints to muted neutrals. If it’s good enough for royalty, it’s good enough for us.
The list of celebrities who adore Telfar bags is about a mile long (Beyoncé, Gabrielle Union, AOC, Zoe Kravitz and Bella Hadid, to name a few), meaning they pretty much always sell out lightning fast. Our advice? Sign up for emails on the brand’s site to be notified about new drops as soon as they happen.
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