The one telltale sign of an inexpensive bag? Cheap hardware. Trust us: There’s no faster way to broadcast your purse’s humble origins than with zippers or chain straps that are overly shiny or flimsy. So what’s a girl on a budget to do? Simply opt for an affordable bag with little to no hardware. A sleek, understated bag without many doodads naturally looks more luxurious. Plus, it's right on trend with this season’s minimalist theme.
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Erin Templeton Straight + Narrow Mini Crossbody Bag ($80)