We Found the Best Designer Handbags on Sale to Buy Now and Carry Forever

Luxury for less, right this way

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They don’t come cheap, but designer handbags are an investment worth making. Luckily, there are tons of our favorite brands having major sales right now, meaning you don’t need to make such a hefty investment to snag the perfect crossbody purse. We’re especially excited to find the the Kate Middleton-approved DeMellier Nano Montreal mini (from $480 to $450), the cult-favorite Coach Tabby (was $450, now $315) and this GANNI shoulder bag (was $295, now $148), too. Without further ado, here are the best designer handbags on sale right this very moment.

(And trust us, you'll want to act fast because they’re unlikely to stay in stock for much longer…)

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When the Princess of Wales stepped out wearing this DeMellier purse, we knew we had to have it. The royal-approved handbag is available in 11 other colors, from a dreamy Rose to a rich Mocha, and it’s especially great for nights out because of its small structure. But despite its compact nature, the brand mentions that it can fit essentials, including your phone, keys and lipstick, and we just adore that it’s fit for a princess.

Treat yourself to a perfectly petite Kate Spade New York leather crossbody now on sale for a striking $79. (Psst...that’s 72 percent off the original price, people!) The compact size is great for travel and errands, plus it makes for a great gift for your sister or teenage niece who’s always on the go. It also has an exterior zip pocket and eight credit card slots inside to keep valuables secured at all times.

This gorgeous leather shoulder bag holds everything you need without weighing you down (you can even wear it as a crossbody with a removable strap). Plus, it has an exterior back zip pocket and an interior zip pocket for smaller items you don’t want to get lost in the mix. And did we mention that the red color is also on sale now, too?

If you’ve ever been hesitant to purchase a bright-colored bag, now’s your chance because this beauty is on sale for less than $50 right now. This woven raffia crossbody adds the loveliest pop-of-color to brighten your day, especially on vacation. It’s all about the details on this did you know that the chain strap has suede ribbon interwoven in it, and the the interior—which includes a zip pocket—is lined with smooth and luxe taffeta? If you ask us, it’s a surefire way to get the conversation started at the next GNO.

This Tory Burch option boasts a soft, chevron-quilted leather shoulder style that will make hauling all your essentials all the more stylish. The purse features a magnetic snap closure and an interior slip pocket, and you can easily turn it from a shoulder bag to a crossbody or top handle with a detachable chain strap. The classy number is especially versatile in styling, easily transitioning from day-to-evening with no effort.

We’re positively drooling over this GANNI bag that’s currently 50 percent off. It’s the ultimate ‘90s-inspired shoulder bag that feels both nostalgic yet modern with its chunky structure and silver hardware. It may be small, but you’ll be pleasantly surprised to find that it will fit your cards, keys and some phones inside, plus the internal pockets help keep everything organized.

If you're tall, you'll appreciate the extra long adjustable crossbody strap (it has a 21.5-inch drop), and if you love unique details you'll swoon over the bag's gold-tone hardware and signature charm-adorned hoop design. Anyone will enjoy the neat magnetic closure, cotton lining, two interior pockets and up to 25 percent discount when you use coupon code TAKE25SF at checkout.

Whether you're heading on vacation or not, you'll want to have this handwoven straw tote. We appreciate that it has a stiff structure, thanks to the leather lining on the sides and bottom of the interior, so it won’t lose its shape. And this Cult Gaia beauty is topped with circular bamboo handles that are so chic and make it easy to carry to and fro—especially when it your bag gets heavy. Oh, and did we mention it has the daintiest toggle closure to keep your personal belongings safe?

Meet the signature Rebecca Minkoff bag of our dreams. The leather stunner features a quilted chevron pattern and gold hardware throughout. Even better? The two-in-one design can be worn as a shoulder bag or crossbody bag, thanks to the adjustable chain strap. It makes for a great everyday or going out purse, with tons of space inside for all your essentials, plus a slip pocket in the front to store more small items and a secure zip closure that’s ultra-protective.

Calling all last-minute shoppers! Take advantage of this Dooney & Bourke sale on QVC, making this leather crossbody select a satisfactory 24 percent off right now. Reviewers love this fan-favorite purse because of the adjustable strap and the four zippered pockets that hold most of their essentials. If you order it before midnight on December 19, you will receive your purchase before Christmas at no extra cost.

Classy, sophisticated and exquisite, this off-white purse is everything we could dream of when building our capsule wardrobe. Made in Italy, the bag has a striking black contrast stitching that’s absolutely stolen our attention, and we love how structured the silhouette is. This micro bag is just big enough to fit your lipstick, credit card holder and a few extra goodies like band-aids, tissues and more small items. The chic fold-over magnetic closure will keep all that from spilling, and the adjustable strap lets you fully customize the fit to your liking.

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