10 Chic Handbags Under $200 (That Look Way More Expensive)
There’s a time and a place for an investment bag. But on an average day in NYC, we put our purses through a lot of abuse—carrying more than seemingly possible, getting smooshed on crowded trains, ending up on the floor because of course there aren’t any hooks under the bar. Which is where these chic (but affordable) options come in.
Ladylike pocketbook, meet rock-star vibes.
Straw Circle Bag
How do you keep wearing summer’s straw bag trend into fall? By swapping beachy tan for a rich sage green.
Minimalist perfection, now available in powder pink.
Sporty stripes + on-trend round shape = bag nirvana.
Tasseled Shoulder Bag
Unlike our posture throughout the day, this slouch only gets better with time.
We probably don’t need a sleek gold backpack…and yet here we are.
Barneys New York ($149)
Leather Camera Bag
Keeping an iPhone in there basically makes us a photographer, right?
Rag & Bone ($170)
Structured Bucket Bag
Burnished navy leather and luxe gold accents practically scream, “I blew an entire paycheck on this.” (Nobody needs to know otherwise.)
& Other Stories ($145)
Then again, who needs leather when bamboo looks this cool?
Cult Gaia ($128)
We know, we were wary of the whole fanny-pack resurgence, too. But the latest crop of low-profile silhouettes is making us seriously reconsider.
Rebecca Minkoff ($98)