Whenever a new season rolls around, the temptation to splash out on new arm candy is almost too intense to bear.
Just take a look at this season’s bag offerings and you’ll know what I’m talking about: Adorable satchels at Chloe, super oversized totes at Victoria Beckham and Balenciaga, aristocratic embellishments at Miu Miu, reworked bucket bags at Alexander Wang and the list goes on.
I mean, new season, new bag – isn’t that how it’s supposed to go?
While I’ve always been touting the idea that these expensive bags are investments – through their quality and cost per wear – the working girl (read: you and me) has bills to pay and a life to live. These covetable babies very rarely hit below the thousand-dollar range and they’ll probably feel more like a liability when I can’t afford to pay my food and phone bills.
Truth to be told, it’s really not easy to find genuine leather bags that look interesting and don’t cost you a bomb. And yet, I will never compromise on quality – why throw away money on something that will fall apart at the seam in weeks? With that in mind, I went on a hunt and it turns out that this unicorn of a bag exists!
Ahead, seven bags you won’t believe are under $300. Happy shopping ladies, you can thank me later.