Well, not exactly free. But this ample selection of covetable bags, all comfortably priced under $200, is enough to make you feel like you’re getting a steal or two…or ten. Unlike fall, when everything is all about sturdy, supple leathers, luxe furs, and sumptuous knits that are made to endure, summer is the time to indulge in some cheap thrills and not take things too seriously. Enjoy scoring these frugal summer bags, then revel in whatever the hot seasons brings you!
1. Rebecca Minkoff Leo Clutch: The arguable queen of frugal chic gives us one more reason to sing her praises: this flirty hot-pink envelope clutch, for a throw-on-and-go day-to-evening vibe. On Shopbop for $95.
2. Diane von Furstenberg 440 Micro Mini Metalllic Cork Shoulder Bag: Don’t underestimate the power of cork! DVF gives the rustic, retro texture modern polish with her metallic spin. On NET-A-PORTER for $170.
3. MM6 Maison Margiela Blue Mesh Cross Shopper Tote: For this price, I’ll happily hop into MM6’s futuristic, angular, and oh, so sporty blue mesh lagoon. On Ssense for $170.
4. Kenzo Bi-Color Canvas Tote: The big beach tote is a seasonal staple, and Kenzo’s lets you flaunt your label love in two juxtaposing tones: royal blue and acid yellow. On Matches Fashion for $199.
5. Koku Vivia Appliqued Woven Clutch: Is it just me or does this perfectly frivolous, coolly colorful pouch make you crave a piña colada, stat? With this side of juicy fruit, think high-grade rum to go with your nicely priced clutch. On NET-A-PORTER for $175.
6. Vince Camuto Harlo Geometric Woven Tote (at Nordstrom for $198)
7. Furla Candy Bon Bon Mini Crossbody Bag (0n Shopbop for $178)
8. Mar y Sol Collins Woven Tote (at Nordstrom for $115)
9. Sole Society Nevin Faux-Leather Drawstring Bucket Bag (at Nordstrom for $60)
10. Commes des Garcons Two-Tone Neon Leather Pouch (on NET-A-PORTER for $145)
11. MICHAEL Michael Kors Jet Set Travel Mini Textured-Leather Shoulder Bag (on NET-A-PORTER for $150)
12. Clare V. Supreme Flat Clutch (on Shopbop for $199)
13. Clare V. Kenya Bag (on Shopbop for $199)
14. Marc by Marc Jacobs Domo Arigato Mini Canvas Backpack (on NET-A-PORTER for $180)
15. Street Level Perforated Tote (at Nordstrom for $78)
16. Marc by Marc Jacobs Metropoli Large Envelope Zip Pouch (on Shopbop for $168)
17. MSGM Mint & Red-Eyed Roses Toiletpaper Edition Tote (on Ssense for $160)
18. Diane von Furstenberg Flirty Leather Pouch (on MATCHESFASHION.com for $158)
19. Adidas by Stella McCartney Iconic Small Gym Bag (on My Theresa for $170)
20. Monserat de Lucca Noe Petite Bucket Bag (on Shopbop for $95)