Ask any fashion-loving person what they have on their shopping wish list, and they'll likely mention at least one designer bag. Be it a Chanel, Gucci or Chloé, there's just something about an investment bag that can make the most serious go a little giddy.
However, 2018 was undoubtedly the year It bags became more affordable. From Staud to Danse Lente, so many bags coming in under the £500 mark elevated themselves to icon status, proving there is indeed a market for premium (albeit purse-appeasing) accessories. In fact, some bags were so reasonable they infringed on high-street price points.
Saadia of The Part of Style carrying DeMellier's Athens bag.
Striking the perfect balance between aspirational and attainable, it's little wonder high-street brands decided to strengthen their handbag game (and fast, at that).
While there have always been investment styles on offer, lately, we've noticed lots of impressive handbags that teeter around £200—a higher part of the high street, if you will, but still a good grand or so less than designer. Knowing that many girls are keen on this kind price tag when it comes to solid cost-per-wear investment, we thought it was time to give them the attention they deserve.