Snap Up Designer Handbags from Coach, Kate Spade & More at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Up to 70 percent off all the best bags

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Kate Spade. Longchamp. Coach. Handbags from these and tons of other fan-favorite brands are up to 70 percent off regular retail during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale designer handbag edit.

To access these bargains now, you'll need to have a Nordstrom credit card or be a member in the Nordy Club. (It's free to join, and card holders are automatically enrolled.) The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is worth checking out ASAP, since inventory on these treasures is limited, you'll want to shop early (ahem, today) before the sale runs out on August 6. Here are the bags we've singled out as totally worth-it investment items even at full price—but on sale, they're too good not to add to cart.

And remember—you can't beat Nordstrom's shipping and return policy. Enjoy free standard shipping—the estimated delivery date is noted on the product page and at checkout. And returns are free in store or by mail—just print a label at home or show your QR code at a USPS or FedEx location.

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We're loving the wide range of quality pieces you'll be browsing at slashed prices during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Standouts range from a casual chic pebbled leather Kate Spade crossbody ($98 off) to a statusy Cult Gaia evening clutch ($81 off). And be sure to check out this season's must-have bag profile, the Dagne Dover belt bag ($29 off). Other favorite brands in the sale: Coach (up to 33 percent off), Rebecca Minkoff (39 percent off) and Kate Spade (up to 39 percent off).

The Top 5 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Designer Handbags

Top Expandable Tote

1. Longchamp Le Pliage Expandable Tote


  • Size: 12"W x 16"H x 7"D
  • Rave review: "Unexpanded it is perfect for everyday use. Expanded it is noticeably larger than the large tote, making it perfect for carrying extras when traveling, to carry my work laptop, or great to take all my essentials to the beach like I tend to do."

Pretty much indispensable for chic travel, this leather-trimmed nylon tote is on sale in dahlia and pomeratate colors, is water-resistant and folds flat in your luggage. At this summer's sale, it's 35 percent off.

Best Crossbody

2. Coach Signature Crossbody Bag


  • Size: 8 1/2"W x 7"H x 3"D
  • Rave Review: "This purse is the perfect size with the perfect dimensions. I love the shorter strap to wear over the shoulder and the crossbody strap for hands-free use! The leather is amazingly soft and supple!"

This 90s-inspired bag has polished logo hardware and a signature coated canvas. Multiple straps allow styling versatility. And a a $96 savings, it's too good a deal not to indulge.

Top Weekender

3. Beis The Weekend Duffle Bag


  • Size: 15 1/2"H x 18 1/2"W x 10"D
  • Rave Review: "Great structure and with innovative design, such as a bottom compartment that’s separate from the upper area & zips all around the bag. It’s traveling with me everywhere! Stylish & practical, too!"

A removable shoulder strap, padded laptop sleeve and travel-ready trolly pouch—no wonder PureWow editor Sarah Stiefvater titled her review of the bag thusly: "This TikTok-Famous Bag Was the Unsung Hero of My 2-Week Vacation." During the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, it's 25 percent off.

Best Work Tote

4. Kate Spade New York Large Veronica Tote

Kate Spade New York

  • Size: 14"W x 11 1/2"H x 6"D
  • Rave Review: "It's a lovely large KS bag. It softens up as you use it and it's perfect for my Mary Poppins-esque life where I always have more than I need because suddenly someone needs an umbrella and wipes and a bandaide and a pair of socks ... and all the things!"

The flat base makes it stand up on its own (so convenient!) and the polished logo hardware and dark pebbled leather make this spacious tote bag great for storing your smallish laptop, tablet and large wallet. At 39 percent off, this bag is a steal.

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Best Belt Bag

5. Dagne Dover Ace Water Resistant Belt Bag

Dagne Dover

  • Size: 9¼"W x 5½"H x 2¾"D
  • Rave Review: "Love this fanny pack and color! Fits most items I would carry in my small purse. Fits comfortably around my waist or as a crossbody. Currently using it for travel. I will purchase other colors!"

At 31 percent off the non-sale price, this neoprene belt bag with four pockets (two with zippers) is the must-buy summer item you didn't know you needed. All the cool kids are wearing belt bags, either on their waist up front, twisted round bag to rest on the bum or our favorite nonchalant style, as a cross-chest bag. And for travel? Just try to get up in here, pickpockets.

Best Everyday Tote

6. Medium Transport Leather Tote


  • Size: 11"W x 12¼"H x 5½"D
  • Rave Review: "It's soft and slouchy yet stands up on its own (after months of daily use). It is light yet sturdy. I can easily throw in my MacBook, files and a cosmetic pouch with room to spare. The inner zip pocket is perfect for the wallet. I put my phone and lipstick in the outer pocket."

The 8 1/4-inch drop handle fits over your shoulder, or you can use the web crossbody strap to make this neutral tote hands-free. It's got big pockets to keep you sorted, and the leather is going to get better and better looking as it's worn in. The 34 percent price drop makes this an instant add-to-cart, because even if you have enough tote bags (so you say) this is the sort of gift it's great to have on hand for last-minute birthdays. And it's also on sale in a gorg blue hematite colorway.

  • Size: 8"W x 9 1/2"H x 4"D
  • Rave Review: "I'm petite so the straps fit me perfectly. I love the middle zipper compartment for my wallet & iPhone & the smaller zipper compartment for my car keys."

At 32 percent off, this classic Coach bag is a great buy, not least because the chalk colorway wipes clean and endures nicks well, thanks to the quality pebbled leather materials. The dual straps can be detached, so it can be either a shoulder or crossbody; somehow, even lined, this bag manages to clock in at a lightweight 1.85 pounds. It's also available in ever-wearable black leather.

  • Size: 8”W x 5 3/4”H x 1 3/4”D
  • Rave Review: "I’m so happy with this purchase, it’s even better in real life than the photos. Big enough to hold the essentials, the zippers are nicely aligned so no pulling and it’s just overall very sharp looking. Excited to wear out!"

You'll get so much use out of this mni bag that takes the camera bag as its design inspiration. It has dual zip compartments and an IYKYK covered double-J logo. And the crossbody strap stretches to 24 inches, but you can take it completely off to style this bag with other fun straps or leave the straps off entirely to make this a chic little clutch. And it's currently $135 off.

Best Zip Top Tote

9. Rebecca Minkoff Chunky Leather Tote

Rebecca Minkoff

  • Size: 14"W x 13"H x 5 1/2"D
  • Rave Review: "This was my first purchase from Rebecca Minkoff. I was very happy with the handbag, it is beautiful & is a good carry. The leather is very nice. I have received many compliments so far."

Think of this as the Goldilocks and Three Bears of handbags (its golden color is even ursine!). That's because this size isn't super mini, like those trendy cute bags that don't allow us to carry too much. And it's also not too heavy for a leather carryall, at just 2.1 pounds. It's just right, with a structured bottom that lets it stand upright on its own, and a zippered top. Add to that an adjustable shoulder strap, at 39 percent off? Add to cart immediately.

Best Leather Belt Bag

10. Hobo Jett Leather Belt Bag


  • Size: 6"W x 5 1/2"H x 1"D.
  • Rave Review: "Very convenient bag: Holds just enough and no more. Love the hands free design."

Lined and leather, this belt bag features antique hardware, as well as an adjustable strap (so it can hit your waist on high-waist trousers as well as more low-slung jeans). At $58 dollars off during the Nordstrom anniversary sale, you'll be scooping up fine leather at synthetic fiber prices.

Best Mini Bag

11. Longchamp Extra Small Le Pliage Neo Bag


  • Size: 6 1/2"W x 5 1/2"H x 4"D
  • Rave Review: "I have this purse in the small size so once I saw that there was an 'extra small' Le Pliage Neo I knew I had to get my hands on it especially since tiny bags are so in! Compared to the small Neo, the straps on this one are adjustable which is a huge plus for me. Also, you can surprisingly fit so much in here! I have put my iPhone 11 Pro Max, Louis Vuitton Mini Pochette & Louis Vuitton Zippy Coin purse with room to spare!"

If you're not a Longchamp fan already (and chances are that you are, since PureWow readers love these coated polyamide canvas bags), you will be once you see this new ultra-small iteration of the popular leather-trim, foldable bags. You'll wear the heck out of this bag, now 28 percent off in black and taupe shade.

Top Evening Bag

12. Cult Gaia Eos Beaded Acrylic Box Clutch

Cult Gaia

  • Size: 8"W x 5¾"H x 2"D
  • Rave Review: "Pictures don’t do it justice. This clutch is beautiful and such a stunning statement piece. I have an iPhone 11 Pro and it fits perfectly along with keys, lipgloss, and card holder."

An investment art piece, or happy accessory for every wedding you attend for all time? Either answer is correct with this stunning marbled evening clutch on sale for 25 percent off—that's an $81 savings. It comes in in three colorways including slate, yellow and our favorite, pink; this bag is worth its cost alone in the attention and compliments it's gong to inspire with any dressy outfit.

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