Even I Wouldn't Guess These Expensive-Looking Handbags Were High Street

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.

Still, there's no harm in looking at designer bags, so start making your shopping bucket list with the help of our arm-candy glossary