The best designer handbags for under £500 to rock winter 2018/9 trends

When it comes to buying a designer handbag, what budget should you set? There are some fashionistas who struggle with the possibility of finding a designer handbag for under £1000. Fear not! It can be done, and these 10 beauties prove it – as they all ring up for under £500.

This collection is just in time for some who are thinking about making their gift list or dropping hints, so that when December 25th comes around there won’t be disappointment when reaching under the tree! Also this selection will put you into a good position as they will help you transition nicely into Spring and Summer.

Here’s the countdown for the 10 designer handbags under £500…

From Anya Hindmarch, from her ‘Chubby’ range, the leather barrel bag. Worn crossbody, choose to accent one of the multi colour swathes which will give you lots of wear in forthcoming months. Sorted! Available at £495.

Designer handbags for autumn/winter 2018 for under £500

When it comes to a buckle on a bag, Boyy Boutique has been all over it for seasons and is your best starting point. And this season green just keeps being added to the autumn/winter fashion collections. What better colour is there to take you into Spring? Wear this beauty for the next two seasons. Available at £357.

Boyy gree leather bag

Stand out from the crowd with this suede mustard round bag, worn over the wrist, designed by Tara Zadeh. This colour will compliment any silks or tweeds this season. Then when Spring arrives, twin it with a navy outfit and you will steal the stares from others. Available from £405.

Tara Zadeh Azar mustard suede bag

Be one of the first to adopt the new shorter shoulder strap. You might not remember this style that was loved in the ’90s and saw the baguette bag become a staple in any casual wardrobe. Aspinal of London will see you get ahead with their slouch saddle bag. Ditch the longer shoulder strap and see yourself rocking the new bag style. Available at £495.

Aspinal of London slouch saddle bag

Want a bag that can be worn in more than one way? The flexible Valery mini suede bag from Complet comes with a shoulder strap so you can dress down and wear as crossbody on a casual day or wear it dangling from the wrist on a smart day. There are other colours but this light blue will see you transition into Spring nicely. Available at £325.

Complet Valery mini suede bag

If you were playing ‘eye spy’ whilst watching the Royal Wedding at Windsor this week, you will have seen the Antonia bag from Shrimps being carried into St George’s Chapel. Whilst this bag comes in a classic black, invest in the pink to carry yourself into Spring and Summer. Available at £450.

Shrimps Antonia beaded bag

This season has welcomed various animal prints but if you don’t feel wild enough to carry off a leopard or zebra print, a python bag will nod to this season’s animal instincts but means you get more of a shelf life from your bag. From The Kooples, this top handle bag with its front fold over flap is one of the key shapes of this season. Available at £398.

The Kooples Emily Python Embossed bag

Any fans of Vivienne Westwood know that tartan is never just a winter print. Apart from the range of colours in this bag, the Derby Yasmin will accent with many outfits, but it’s the shape that I love. There’s an emerging trend which is encouraging us to ditch the longer straps and embrace the handbag. Available at £395.

Vivienne Westwood Derby Yasmin tartan tote bags

Here’s a designer that I haven’t covered before. Yuzefi is a designer brand that is only 3 years old. There’s a lot to like about the Mini Delila bag; the soft leather, the two straps (long leather strap and short chain handle) and the colours. Guaranteed to see you through to Summer. Available at Selfridges at £395.

Yuzefi Mini Delila Bag

Last but by no means least, Manur Atelier offers this structural crossbody bag in suede which is a great contrast to this season’s leather. The beauty is in the two tones which will see you carrying this bag from one season to the next. Available at £500.

Manu Atelier Suede bag

There you have it, the top 10 designer handbags for under £500. You no longer have to believe that a designer handbag starts from £1000. So if you only treat yourself to one bag a year, it might be time to consider the quality of a designer mark as your investment to transition between seasons.

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Happy shopping!

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