We know that not all of you (and, quite frankly, all of us) have the budget for a four-figure bag purchase every season, though, so we've done some digging into what can be had for less. Although $600 is still a somewhat hefty budget for most of the world's population, it can be hard to...

took off, though; retailers seemingly realized that there's a huge market for sleek, modern bags that don't cost four figures, and plenty of upstarts and existing brands alike have rushed to fill the market. Traditionally, the price for a contemporary brand's highest-profile day bags...

future and current collegians alike to a half dozen school bags that are also pretty good-looking, in addition to being practical. If you're a mother, big sister or girlfriend of a dude who's headed off to college and you want him to start presenting himself like the adult he's about to...

bag markets, and sometimes I completely forget that covetable stuff exists at the opposite end. With a little bit of planning, spending a couple hundred bucks can yield a result nearly as exciting as spending ten times that. We understand if you're skeptical, and in fact, we came prepared....

If I had to pick a school bag now, though, I'd do things a little differently. Not only is the contemporary market full of large, casual, attractive tote and backpack options, but Longchamp now makes Le Pliage totes far more interesting than the red version favored on my campus. (You know,...

With each passing season, finding a beautiful, reasonably priced bag becomes more and more difficult. Handbag prices are ever on the rise, and although we do our best to bring you a weekly dose of bags that won't break the bank, the prospect of finding the perfect contemporary bag can still...

almost always look more expensive than they are because the brand uses smooth leather and sticks with structured, classic styles, which are relatively uncommon at a price point that often embraces softer, slouchier bags that appeal to younger, more casual shoppers. Those market tendencies can...

For those of you who are looking for great handbags under $500 for holiday gifts, we have a list of the 9 best, just for you. Alexander Wang Lydia Embossed Clutch | $460 via ShopBop Alexander Wang always delivers amazing accessories and recently the entire PurseBlog team has been crushing...

What you can get for three figures from top-tier brands can be very revealing about larger trends in the bag market—for instance, most of the good, simple bags used to be soft totes, and now most brands have shifted to crossbody camera bags for their entry-level options. Below, we surveyed...

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