Affordable Bags That Look Expensive | Luxe for Less Summer 2021 Edit
Affordable handbags are an easy way to update your outfit for less. If you’re looking for a fashionable bag that’s a little more budget friendly, I scoped out the best affordable designer bag alternatives to the top 5 trending bags for 2021. They might not have the designer name or prestige but these affordable ‘it’ bags are fashionable, super cute and an easy way to update your wardrobe. These 23 luxe for less affordable bags start at $4 from SHEIN bags with the most expensive being $84 from Revolve.
There’s a lot of purse blog posts on Glamour & Gains for 2021. As a bag is the easiest way to update your look without replacing your entire wardrobe.
23 best affordable bags under $150 Summer 2021
Luxe for less fashionable bags. This years must have styles for all tastes.
The trending designer bag alternatives
- Padded Bags
The small white Gucci Marmont bag and Bottega Venetta cassette bag are probably one of the most seen ‘it’ bags for 2021. These more affordable it bags are pretty hard to tell apart just from looking from the padded quilted designer bags. They’re just as fashion forward and in style for 2021. They don’t come much more similar than this cassette cross body purse with its gold crossbody chain that comes in a few different colors perfect for all seasons.
- Slouchy Bags
The beauty of a slouchy bag is that you can fill them without worrying about misshaping them as the don’t have structure to begin with. Bottega Venetta’s The Pouch version maybe gorgeous but these slouchy style bag alternatives are perfect for an easy laid back look.
- Mini Bags
While Jacquemus still leads the pack when it comes to mini bags. SHEIN bags have come through this year and have so many cute alternatives in lots of different colors and finishes.
- Acrylic chain cross body bags on a budget in pretty colors
Versace has some of my favorite pastel colored bags with acrylic chain detailing for 2021. These bags still cover both of those trends without breaking the bank. If you’re not sure if the acrylic chain trend’s for you, the most affordable way to try it out is to buy the strap separately and add it to any of your bags.
- Tote Bags
Designer tote bags with the brand name boldly displayed across the front are one of the hottest trends for 2021. Check out these equally practical but way more affordable options. From SHEIN bags to Revolve. There’s both beachy and more formal styles to shop.
- Extra Large Totes
Whether leather, canvas, dark or light extra large totes were seen all over the runways for 2021. Made for carrying your entire life around and especially great for busy Mom’s and as carryons. These are one of the most practical styles of this best affordable handbags edit.
Designer Bag Rentals
Remember that scene in the first Sex And The City movie with Jennifer Hudson and her Louis Vuitton? Well, if you like to update your handbags another option for affordable designer bags is to rent them. Vivrelle bag rentals range from $99-$279 per month depending on your tier. The higher your tier, the more expensive the bags and jewelry you have access to.
Rent The Runway is very similar and bags, clothes and accessories can either be borrowed as a one off rental or on one of their monthly membership plans. The button below gives you 40% off your 1st months membership.
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Eve Dawes is a Blogger, Podcaster, Mrs. England World 2020, a WBFF Pro Diva, SAG-AFTRA actress, NASM certified Personal Trainer, Founder of Dawes Custom Cosmetics and GlamourandGains.com. Eve's also the host of BFF (beauty, fitness & fashion) segment on Spill The Tea Live! The show for British Expats. Eve has over 15 years experience in the fashion world, is an avid traveller and cruelty-free beauty advocate.