While handbags from top luxury houses are a representation of heritage, exquisite craftsmanship and timeless style, they also come with an eye-watering price tag, which can be a major setback for some. The great news is, in recent years, we’ve seen a whole new generation of designers springing up to offer us alternative mid-range designer bags that are smart, sophisticated, well-crafted and most importantly, wallet-friendly. Scroll down to see 10 of our seasonal favourites.
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Featuring its new double J logo, Marc Jacobs‘ ‘Snapshot’ camera bag is crafted from saffiano leather, and features stripes of snake-embossed leather for added sophistication. It also has two top zips that open to individual interior compartments, along with an adjustable, woven shoulder strap.
HK$3,523 from Shopbop
Highlighted by the signature boxed structure and colourblock hues, Manu Atelier‘s mini pristine box bag is crafted from sumptuous suede and smooth leather, and secured through a magnetic top flap which opens to a one-pocket interior. An adjustable shoulder strap allows for more versatility in styling.
HK$3,805 from Shopbop
Expertly crafted from terracotta-brown vegetable-tanned leather, this AB38 crossbody bag by Pb 0110 features a modern yet retro appeal with its sleek and circular silhouette. It’s adorned with silver-tone hardware and the brand’s metallic-silver hot-stamped logo and features a suede interior in soft grey.
HK$4,260 from Matchesfashion
This khaki-green shoulder bag by Marques’Almeida is crafted from lightly grained leather and comes in a sleek, contemporary silhouette achieved through a compact shape and front flap with concealed magnetic fastening. It’s finished off with added tonal lacquered edges for a polished appeal.
HK$4,234 from Matchesfashion
The mini Pierce bag by J.W.Anderson features its signature gold-plated brass barbell ring, as well as a dusty pink hue for a feminine yet urban appeal. It also has a soft suede-lined interior with an internal smartphone pocket, and an optional chain strap for added versatility.
HK$7,848 from Matchesfashion