Designer handbags for winter 2017, the under £300 edit

Are you one of the increasing number of shoppers who is looking to find a designer handbag but not spend the big bucks?  If so, read on.

It has been reported that there are more and more of us seeking competitively priced branded bags (rather than the well established catwalk brands) to compliment our mix of high street and designer wardrobes.

So, what can I offer you between the price point of £100 to £300, and still deliver on one of the of 8 key trends for Autumn/winter fashion?

I’ve found 10 bags to covet.  Surprisingly, the selection isn’t made up of Coach, Fossil or Michael Kors who offer a range of bags around this price.  To help navigate the 10 finalists; I’ve grouped them into bags that can

  1. transition between day and night
  2. rock your weekend style
  3. and offer some shine or colour pop for an evening out on the town

So if you are sitting comfortably…

Go from day to night

Karen Millen cross body £180

From Karen Millen, a red and burgundy leather crossbody or shoulder bag at £180 from House of Fraser. Red alert!

Franco Pugi red tote bag

Why go to work with a black tote when this bag can be carried or worn over the shoulder?  From Franco Pugi at Yoox for £174.  Will definitely catch an eye when worn with a long black coat and black boots. Boom!

Rebecca Minkoff black studded leather bag

For those who travel light but like impact, try the camera bag from Rebecca Minkoff at Selfridges for £300.  Pair with a black outfit, preferably trousers and boots (rather than skirt); with knee high military style or stiletto heeled boot. Can you kick it, yes you can!


Cos leather asymmetrical shoulder bag

Not wanting to let you City Girls down when you need a more corporate finish, get that professional colour pop with this asymmetrical leather bag from Cos for £135.  Slick!

At the weekend

Coccinelle multi coloured suede crossbody bag

There is a 70’s vibe this season and this little bag of bright suede colours updates the patchwork trend of the decade.  From Coccinelle, the Arlettis cross body at House of Fraser for £295. Funky!

DKNY quilted mini leather backpack bag

Think winter and quilted or puffa coats are the trend.  Keep your hands tucked in your warm pockets with this mini leather backpack from DKNY at House of Fraser for £250. Cosy!

Aspinal of London tan leather saddle bag

If you are bang on trend and wearing a soft blue coloured outfit, you cannot beat a pairing with a camel or tan bag.  From Aspinals of London for £295. Quality!

And now for the eveningDiane von Furstenberg blue clutch bag

Wear one of the key colours this season on your bag. Soft blue suede clutch bag from Diane von Furstenberg at Harvey Nichols for £230. Pop!

Vivienne Westwood leather silver clutch bag

Metallics are rocking the winter evenings out.  If you aren’t going silver in the outfit, finish off with this leather clutch bag from Vivienne Westwood at Harvey Nichols for £275. Shimmer!

Stacy Chan London fuschia pink mini bagLast but by no means least, the final colour trend for this season is pink.  This fuschia mini bag is just big enough to hold the essentials for an evening out. From Stacy Chan London at Harvey Nichols for £260.  Pow!


There you go, 10 bags for under £300 that rock an Autumn/winter 17 trend.  Happy shopping!

Unlimited budget?  Get up to speed on the 8 key trends for Autumn/winter 17 and the ultimate designer bags to match.


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6 thoughts on “Designer handbags for winter 2017, the under £300 edit

  1. Karen Millen bags always look so chic. I recently brought a bag from a brand called ELEARIA for under £150 and the quality was amazing, they are all made in Italy from real leather so for the price I thought that was brilliant, you can hardly find real leather bags for under a few hundred pounds.


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