And Now, The 23 Best Bags Under $250

Emily Greenberg


We all know shopping can get expensive. Keeping up with the latest trends, dressing for the changing seasons, and replacing old worn-out items can sometimes be financially daunting. But that's not always enough to stop us, which is why we're turning to more affordable options. We're talking about the items that sing to your sartorial heart without putting you in the red.

Today we're focusing on the bags that fit squarely in this category. Whether you're looking for something to wear daily or for a weekend night out, there's a budget-friendly standout option for every occasion. Thanks to our latest roundup of the 23 best bags that are $250 and under, you can update your bag collection without spending a ton. These picks are so chic and affordable you could even buy more than one…

Staud Grace Satin Tote ($250)

Pops of colour are not only reserved for warmer months.

Madewell The Holland Shoulder Bag ($148)

Madewell always hits the nail on the head with affordable bags that are also very on trend.

Cult Gaia Pouch Bag ($158)

Yes, Cult Gaia makes more than just the ark clutch, and we're really into this one.

Staud Shirley Mini Croc-Effect Leather and PVC Tote ($195)

Did you know the inside pouch is removable? So this is basically two bags in one.

Pop & Suki Takeout Bag With Chain Strap ($255)

An updated box-bag style for your fall wardrobe.

Parisa Wang Addicted Bracelet Bag ($245)

Not your average little black bag.

Clare V. Pot De Miel Top Handle Straw Basket Bag ($244)

Parisian style in a practical bag.

Urban Outfitters Bamboo Handle Crossbody Bag ($39)

The bamboo handle sets this bag apart.

LPA Gia Bag ($198)

This bag only looks expensive.

Topshop Faux Fur Frame Tortoiseshell Shoulder Bag ($48)

This vintage style is back in a big way.

Truss Party Bag ( $250 ) ($175)

Brighten up your winter wardrobe.

Muun Seau Shearling and Woven Straw Bucket Bag ($170)

Although straw bags are usually reserved for warmer weather, this shearling lining makes this one perfect for the season ahead.

Trademark Trademark Ellsworth Leather Shoulder Bag ($198)

This sleek, simple design will be your every day go-to.

Madewell The Small Transport Crossbody Bag ($138)

These mixed neutrals are so versatile.

Charles & Keith Structured Drawstring Bucket Bag ($69)

Haven't shopped Charles & Keith before? Now's the time.

Clare V. Petite Alice Straw Bag ($175)

An oldie but a goodie.

Urban Outfitters Clear Mini Lady Tote Bag ($29)

On trend and under $30? Yes, please. 

Alienina Woven Cotton Shoulder Bag ($190)

This bag is all over Instagram–and we're here for it.

Studio 33 Woke Shoulder Flap Bag ( $98 ) ($78)

The tortoiseshell detailing is everything.

Cult Gaia Mini Dome Bag ($148)

The sculptural bag of ours dreams.

Urban Outfitters Trapezoid Shoulder Bag ($44)

An affordable take on an upcoming trend.

Urban Outfitters Structured Mini Belt Bag ( $29 ) ($19)

The belt bag isn't going anywhere–and this one is under $20.

Attico Embellished Velvet Pouch ($250)

Holiday parties are just around the corner, and this festive bag is the perfect accessory. 

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