Looking to invest in your first designer handbag but don't want to spend a fortune? Vogue Scandinavia have gathered the 32 best bags to shop for under €1,000
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Investing in your first designer bag is an exciting milestone. But it can feel overwhelming when it comes to both the abundance of options to choose from, and the price tags. Here, Vogue Scandinavia hones in on the 32 best options for making an entrance into the designer accessories realm – all for under €1,000.
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Ophidia GG mini shoulder bag
Penelope leather shoulder bag
Le bisou mousqueton leather shoulder bag
Dome small leather shoulder bag
Wonton 20 mille feuille top handle bag
Ollie leather shoulder bag
Chubby slanted suede hobo bag
Re-eddition 2000 re-nylon shoulder bag
JWA corner leather tote bag
Astra small bag
Le cœur leather shoulder bag
Bucket bag black grain
Falabella mini tote bag
Racer leather shoulder bag
White label minetta medium leather shoulder bag
Folder brot leather shoulder bag
Knotted leather shoulder bag
Tilda baguette bag
Lyra leather shoulder bag
Prism suede shoulder bag
Belle heart frame faux leather bag
Mini palais short handle black and white
Enzo logo-lettering leather tote bag
Petite lee radziwill leather bag
Amira bear small grain calf leather
Small le pliage energy bag
Mini leather bucket bag
Liveri brandy/contrast stitch grained leather small hobo bag
Vigo leather hobo shoulder bag
Small compostable leather bucket bag
M zipped pouch
What should I think of when investing in a designer bag?
When buying your first designer handbag you should think about two things: versatility and timelessness. Buying something nice for yourself and then quickly getting tired of it is a common trap.
Make sure to not invest in the hottest bag of the season and rather look at the classic models, this way you know the bag will stay in fashion for a long period. If you however have seen a model that is indeed the new model for the season but exactly what you looked for, opt for a neutral colour if possible.
A final tip: it's always a plus if the bag you are investing in has two straps – one for the shoulder and one to wear cross-body.
Which brand has the best affordable handbags?
Depending in what you prioritise in a bag – be it quality, style, or logo placements – the best brand will vary. However, brands that have proven to deliver good investment bags season after season are Jacquemus, Stella McCartney, Alaïa, Boyy and Chloé.
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