Affordable Designer Bags - The Best Brands for Popular Handbags
Affordable designer bag brands have forged a formidable reputation of late for their high-quality luxury styles and more accessible prices. Regularly seen on the arms of celebrities and fashion editors, these handbag brands are designing enduring classics worth adding to your arsenal with less investment.

This round-up of mid-range handbag brands includes the well-known like Longchamp and Kate Spade and the lesser-known labels that you are really here to know about. French handbag brand Elleme, pictured, and British-based Yuzefi are style-influencer favorites with their affordable designer bags crafted by expert leather artisans in Spain and Italy.

Two sustainable brands using vegan leather make the list. Once again European-based, Mashu and Thermoire are at the forefront of crafting eco-conscious affordable designer bags.

Notable visionary Asian women crafting affordable designer bags with a modern architectural aesthetic include Vasic, founded by Japanese native Kanoko Mizuo, and Reike Nen from South Korean designer Rei Yoon Hongmi.
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3.1 Phillip Lim

3.1 Phillip Lim

Alix Soft Chain Bag

Alix Soft Chain Bag

With its iconic paperclip-inspired clasp, the Alix has been a bestseller since its inception in 2015. Choose from multiple silhouettes.

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S.Joon

S.Joon

Tulip Bag

Tulip Bag

S.Joon's Tulip Bag was picked by Who What Wear as most likely to be worn by fashion editors in 2021. Sleek but practical.

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3.1 Phillip Lim

3.1 Phillip Lim

Pashli Mini Satchel

Pashli Mini Satchel

3.1 Phillip Lim's most iconic heritage Pashli bag, released over a decade ago, is still a celeb favorite. Available in Mini, Nano, and Medium.

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Brands

Cleobella

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Cleobella

Cleobella

USA
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Cleobella is a vintage-inspired label that makes bags from wooden beads, woven rattan, and leather and womenswear with a boho aesthetic.

cleobella.com

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Yuzefi

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Yuzefi

Yuzefi

United Kingdom
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Yuzefi is a British label making incredibly modern and sculptural handbags. The label source their leather from Italy and construct their bags in Andalucia, Southern Spain.

www.farfetch.com

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Polene

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Polene

Polene

France
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Polène is a modern Parisian leather goods brand. Its minimalist handbags are crafted in Spain to the highest quality.

eng.polene-paris.com

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Vasic

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Vasic

Vasic

USA
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Vasic is a New York-based handbag brand founded by Japanese native Kanoko Mizuo. Her label is best known for minimalist leather bags featuring a distinctive knot.

www.shopbop.com

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Elleme

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Elleme

Elleme

France
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Elleme is a Parisian handbag brand with a passion for timeless, well-designed arm candy and footwear. Made in Italy from quality leathers.

www.farfetch.com

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Mashu

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Mashu

Mashu

United Kingdom
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Mashu makes modern handbags using vegan, sustainable, and recyclable materials. Crafted by artisans in Greece.

mashu.co.uk

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Georgia Jay

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Georgia Jay

Georgia Jay

New Zealand
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Georgia Jay is a leather handbag brand designed and handmade in its New Zealand studio. The handbags are understated and constructed from re-purposed leathers.

www.georgiajay.com

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Reike Nen

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Reike Nen

Reike Nen

South Korea
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Reike Nen is the modern shoe and handbag label from Seoul-based designer Rei Yoon Hongmi. Find uniquely shaped styles with a focus on simple lines and curves made in quality leather.

www.shopbop.com

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Little Liffner

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Little Liffner

Little Liffner

Sweden
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Little Liffner's exquisite leather handbags are hand-crafted in Florence, Italy. Designed in modern shapes with a pared-back aesthetic, each bag is as classy and timeless as you can get.

www.farfetch.com

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Cult Gaia

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Cult Gaia

Cult Gaia

USA
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Cult Gaia catapulted to fame with its sculptural bamboo Ark bag which remains a bestseller for the Californian label. Find Objets d'Art designed to turn heads and evoke conversation.

cultgaia.com

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Kate Spade

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Kate Spade

Kate Spade

USA
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Kate Spade New York is the luxury handbag label known for high-quality yet accessible leather bags. The brand's classic tote is an enduring bestseller.

katespade.com

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Kayu

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Kayu

Kayu

USA
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Kayu is a Californian handbag brand born to cultivate traditional artisanal techniques in Asia. Find unique handmade bags painstakingly crafted over days using materials like straw and wood.

www.shopbop.com

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