Be it Bottega Veneta, Chloé, Hermès, The Row or Chanel, we spend a good amount of our time swooning over designer handbags. While our arm-candy allowance isn't quite what we'd like it to be, we never feel that we're missing out, mainly because there are so many affordable handbag brands that are creating bags just as covetable as those with four-figure price tags.
Still, the word "affordable" is hard to pinpoint. For one person, it might be £30 spent on the high-street. For another, it could be an excellent charity shop find that rings in at £5. And, for some, it could be something as high as £300. We think, however, for something such as a bag to be deemed affordable, it all comes down to how much you'll actually use it.
For example, a £40 bag might seem more affordable on the outset, particularly when you stack it up against designer heavyweights. Still, if you only use it once, then its cost per wear tells another story—and not a frugal one at that. But if you were to save up and treat yourself to a £300 bag and use it every single day for two years straight, then that's a better investment all-round.
With this rationale in mind, below, you'll find twelve affordable handbag brands that Who What Wear editors love and are constantly featuring in our stories. From £59 all the way to £350, you're sure to find the one for you.