Kate Middleton Has Carried This Fabulous Black Bag for *Years*—Here's Where You Can Get It

Plus, two budget-friendly buys

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Kate Middleton's handbag collection is the stuff of dreams in our books (we're still not over the stunning Strathberry she carried earlier this winter), and lately we've had our eyes fixed on the gorgeous crocodile-print bag from brand Aspinal of London that Middleton has been spotted with at least as far back as 2019.

Naturally, we were curious since Middleton's been seen carrying it on repeat since, so we scoured the internet and found not only the *exact* bag ($795) Middleton adores, but a couple of budget-friendly alternatives (and one splurge-worthy pick), too.

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1. Aspinal of London Mayfair Bag

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Designed by the brand to perfectly transition from meetings to evening events, the Mayfair bag is handcrafted and features vintage-inspired designs, like the brand's signature shield lock. It has a detachable strap so you can switch up how you carry it, and has a middle zip compartment that separates the two main pockets of the bag, along with an exterior slip pocket perfect for placing your most reached for items.

If you're not quite ready to drop that much cash on your next bag, but are loving the style as much as we are, you can't miss this pick from The Drop. It has a similar top handle and crossbody style with croc-printed vegan leather and shoppers say that it's best for carrying just the essentials, but feels like a great value: "I have gotten so many compliments on this purse...[There's] not a lot of room inside, but fits [a] small wallet, phone, keys and lipstick...[It's] very versatile [and a] great value."

We also love the sleek cut of the Fae bag by JW Pei. This one's made from vegan leather, too, and again has both a top handle and crossbody strap that are accented with gold hardware. According to buyers, it feels sturdy and has endless styling possibilities: "[This is a] beautiful small bag with endless possibilities. I own accessories from another bags [that] can be used on this one too. [It's] very sturdy, [and a bit] smaller than expected, but super cute."

If you're looking to splurge, the croc-printed Maya bag is crafted from Italian leather and lined in calf suede. It's also equipped with an interior zip pocket to keep you organized and has an attachable strap, so you can either carry it by the top handle or wear it as a crossbody. According to the brand, it can fit up to an iPhone Pro Max, along with small essentials like your favorite lipstick and a card holder.

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