The high street excels at so many things, but we find the one area where it often falls short is the handbag department. It can be difficult to find expensive-looking bags for under £200, let alone £100, with many choosing to invest in designer handbags above any other item. The key to shopping for bags on a budget is to stick to clean, minimal designs that look more luxurious than their price tag. Topshop and Mango are leading the way here with timeless, sculpted designs that are free of any branding or brash prints, but you'll also find styles at & Other Stories, Zara and Charles & Keith that may surprise you. Scroll below to shop our edit of the best handbags on the high street right now.
We're so into circular bag details right now.
For all those upcoming summer weddings.
Zara's next cult bag? Get yours before its gone.
Switch your classic basket bag for this directional alternative.
The detailing makes this look more expensive.
Perfect for the office.
Subtle details make all the difference.
Pastel blue is one of the best colours to get into for this spring.
Another bag for the upcoming season.
Patchwork leather is a key handbag trend this year.
This is available in several colours.
For those who love vintage-style bags.
The burgundy-and-black combo is so chic.
Well played, Zara.
The Gen Z colour is starting to take over.
You'll only get the essentials in here, but who cares when it looks this chic?
Unbelievably, this isn't high fashion.
Who would guess this bag is less than £20?
Opening Image: Soraya Bakhtiar
This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.