Bags Under $500 because money can’t buy you taste

Money can buy you a lot in life, but good taste? Sorry, that’s not for sale. Luxury can be interpreted in many ways and you’re not wrong, though to think of it in a material way at first thought  (namely with a 4 digit price tag- given the name of our site is Bag Snob). Not so expected though, is the idea that luxury bags are possessions that can come attached with intangible value, built in the way of experiences collected when we wear them and evoking nostalgic moments when you’d least expect.

Our mission here is to not only be hot on the heels of luxury accessories but also curating bags falling well within the affordable slide of the luxury spectrum (luxury, like good taste, doesn’t have to cost a college tuition). There’s something to be said for bags that don’t cause the irritating need to baby them, and worse of all, stowed away in trusty dust bags while you live your life. That my friends, would be a fashion sin if you choose to listen to me. Without further ado, I’ve scoured some bags under $500 for the week that might just buzz your antennae.


COACH Soho link leather crossbody: I don’t think it gets easier than this! A simple pouch on a braided strap. Groundbreaking? Perhaps not. But cute, easy and affordable. What else does a girl (or boy) need?



Mansur Gavriel Check Canvas Drawstring Bag $395

This is screaming picnic in the park on a pretty spring day! Even if you’re chained to your desk- this will add a happy vibe to your day.

Danse Lente Mini Johnny Leather Hexagon Shoulder Bag $380

If you’re looking for a bag that is unique and not on the arm of every mall rat in the world, this is it.  


Marc Jacobs Grind Mini Pebbled Shopper Satchel Bag  (available at Shopbop for $295) Work, play and everything in between. 


Vanessa Bruno Cabas Medium suede shopper $311

So much love for this luscious suede tote! The grommets give the classic tote an added edge.


Rag & Bone Leather and suede tote $425

Your answer to the jeans and tee uniform.



SÉZANE Claude Crossbody Bag $260

Great contrast for your summer florals.


Rebecca Minkoff Darren Deerskin Leather Shoulder Bag $325

White bags are hard to maintain, but in deerskin it’ll be as sturdy as they come.


1 Comment

  1. Karen Doherty
    May 6, 2018 / 10:30 am

    interesting site!

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