11 Bags That Look Way More Expensive Than They Are

How to get a designer look bag, for less…

It’s one of those sadly unconvertible truths: designer bags mean hefty price tags. Can you really justify the thousands of pounds ‘hit’? Only a few designers, such as Chanel, retain their value, but the prices are still astronomical and seem to be on an uncontrollable upward trend, even on the secondary market. So why not scratch the itch and get the designer look for less with our edit? Your bank account will thank you for it too.

By Lucy Abletshauser
February 2020

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Pom London, Nixie Bee Stud Bag In Burgundy, £125

This beautiful burgundy cross-body screams luxury, minus the price tag.

Sienna Jones, Sophie Stanbury For Sienna Jones Bag, £150

These bags come in a wonderful array of colours and look way more expensive than they are.

Essentiel Antwerp, Black Quilted Leather Shoulder Bag, £300

We hardly need mention which designer this reminds us of. Essentiel Antwerp’s Spring 2020 collection is ticking all the right boxes.

Meg And Bee, Major Olive Croc - £150 & Wide Green/Red Strap, £30

We are huge fans of Meg And Bee’s clever simple leather bags and jazzy straps.

Boden, Titania Woven Tote Bag In Forest Green, £160

This green beauty has major Bottega vibes. Boden strikes again!

La Redoute, Leather Crossbody Leopard Bag, £34

This absolute bargain of a bag looks amazing. You cannot go wrong with leopard and black.

ASOS, Suede Shopper In Black, £32

This suede shopper is perfect for throwing your life’s possessions into, safe in the knowledge that it hasn’t broken the bank.

Florian London, FL Mini Bag, £155

Definitely on the higher end of the scale but this bag looks as though the decimal point could wing its way to the right.

M&S, Goodmove Grab Bag, £27.50

Nylon bags are all the rage at the moment and M&S has struck gold with this one.

Cos, Straw Basket Bag, £59

All the top end designers have their own version of the straw bag. This one is so chic and much friendlier on the purse.

Gift Pop Boutique, Bhavy Clutch, £25

We love Gift Pop Boutique and its insta account has us permanently lusting after something colourful.

Lucy Abletshauser

Shopping Editor

Lucy is the GWG's go-to expert on the best online buys, from fashion to interiors. An aesthete to her core, she does the trawling so you don't have to.