Here Are 10 Great Bags That Cost Less Than $300 (We Even Found an Alexander Wang)

Sometimes it feels like everyone in New York City is carrying either a Proenza Schouler PS1 or a huge Chanel bag. While dropping $2,000 on a bag is an "investment" for some people, for others it's just plain out of reach. We were convinced that there had to be fantastic, high-quality, well-designed bags out there for less than $300 (which don't make you resort to buying Kardashian knock-off bags.) And we were right! From the high street stores to some of our favorite designers--like Alexander Wang and Marc Jacobs--we found 10 bags to fit most budgets (we're talking $300 or under here) and pretty much any style. Click through to see our finds.
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Sometimes it feels like everyone in New York City is carrying either a Proenza Schouler PS1 or a huge Chanel bag. While dropping $2,000 on a bag is an "investment" for some people, for others it's just plain out of reach. We were convinced that there had to be fantastic, high-quality, well-designed bags out there for less than $300 (which don't make you resort to buying Kardashian knock-off bags.) And we were right! From the high street stores to some of our favorite designers--like Alexander Wang and Marc Jacobs--we found 10 bags to fit most budgets (we're talking $300 or under here) and pretty much any style. Click through to see our finds.
Photo: ASOS

Photo: ASOS

Sometimes it feels like everyone in New York City is carrying either a Proenza Schouler PS1 or a huge

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The J. Crew Edie bag seems to be the neon

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This Marc by

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Going to the opposite end of the trend spectrum, here's the classic and timeless Coach Chelsea Leather Tote. You'll have it for a lifetime. (

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This Banana Republic Draped Leather Tote is slouchy and casual, and we love a gray purse. (

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This ASOS Leather Zip Top Grab Clutch has it all--color-blocking, cool clutch shape, less than $100. (

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OK, so this Alexander Wang Fumo Wristlet is itty bitty compared to the last few things we've showed you, but it can function as a stand-alone bag: toss in your phone, keys, credit card, and lipstick and you're good. It also comes in silver metallic and black. (

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This Cole Haan Alexis Clutch is multi-functional; sling it on during the day, or take the strap off at night and use it as a clutch. Comes in 4 colors. (

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The Madewell Leather Caravan Satchel is another timeless, classic, weekend-y, kicking-around-in bag. (

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The classic Cambridge Satchel Batchel comes in 13 colors, plus you can personalize it with a monogram. The UK site ships to the US, and even with the hefty FedEx charge, you're still under $200. (

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This Club Monaco Dora Bag looks vintage but not in a way that's trying to hard. We love the antiqued hardware. (Shopbop, $89)