Seriously sexy designer handbags for under £3000 – including a Hermes!

#Tuesdaythoughts don’t necessarily stray to shopping, however, today I wondered what designer handbag brands would pop into the price range of £1000 to £3000 and yes it’s true, you can get a Louis Vuitton or Hermes for this budget!

This is the first of my bag shopping guides with a budget (see end for the others) which takes in two different types of shop; those offering new bags and those which stock good quality preloved or secondhand designer bags.

The results below show a new and preloved bag for 5 different styles.  You can now see at a quick glance if you would be tempted by a preloved bag.  A total of 10 bags, 5 brand new, 5 preloved for clutch bags, tote bags, handbags, shoulder bags and those ideal for the weekend.

Clutch bags

New: Tyler Ellis silver python clutch bag from Harvey Nichols at £2590

Preloved: Hermes Jige PM Swift clutch bag from Rewind at £2800

Shoulder bags

New: Proenza Schouler whipstitched leather shoulder bag from Harvey Nichols at £1850

Preloved: Chanel quilted shoulder bag from Rewind at £2950


Weekend bags

New: Roksanda mini weekend tote bag from Selfridges at £1195

Preloved: Louis Vuitton Artsy from Designer Exchange at £1400



New: Fendi Runway small tote bag from Farfetch at £1530

Preloved: Louis Vuitton Capucines from Designer Exchange at £2600


Tote bags

New: Fendi Peekaboo Whipstitched bag from Net A Porter at £3000

Preloved: Givenchy Antigona bag from Handbag Clinic at £1255


There you have it, 10 bags under £3000.  The big name designer brands make the budget if you are prepared to buy a preloved or secondhand bag.  The stores offering preloved designer bags are upfront about the quality and all the bags here are from their best quality categories.


If £3000 is not the right budget for you right now, check out the following bags for winter 2017 for different budgets:

And if you are a ‘preloved virgin’ I’ve done some of the testing for you!  Read more about preloved designer handbag retailers.

Happy shopping!


Thanks to Lee Campbell on Unsplash for my header image.


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