While it is true that you can’t buy taste, I will be the first to admit that Frugal Snob bags in the $100 category are very hard to come by. I searched high and low (more low) to see if I was able to come up with a list of contenders that are not just good for the price but are actually good enough to be Snob worthy. Sales and off-price retailers are of course excellent ways to stretch your budget but the best way to make it work is to pick bags that are perfectly suited to your style. So even though you didn’t spend your entire paycheck on one bag, infusing your own personality can make it look like you did.
Topshop Evian Mini Satchel: This has an edgy Alexander Wang vibe that cannot be dismissed, but the distinct triangular closure ensures there is no confusion. At Nordstrom for $70.
Danielle Nicole Peyton Shoulder Bag: Danielle Nicole has the most incredible quality which is important for this cute daily bag that is sure to get lots of wear. At Nordstrom for $58.
French Connection Extra Large Tote: The unique straps are all it takes to make this simple tote worthy of a second glance. At Nordstrom for $48.98 (from $98).
Rebecca Minkoff White Leather Mini Blake Shoulder Bag: A girlie girl with a vintage flair will turn this into a showstopper. Best value of the list even though it is more than $100 – Minkoff is A-List status. On Bluefly for $125 (from $250).
Wyatt Black and White Colorblock Resin Clutch: The black resin acts as a backdrop while the trapezoid shape steals the attention. A go-to evening bag in black and gold is always sophisticated. On Bluefly for $88.79 (from $185).