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 tags.
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. Or you can also go the other way, and use high-street handbags as a way to dip into fun novelty trends, like cow print, '90s silhouettes and trending colours, like this season's sage.