Buying A Designer Bag Without Going Broke

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I don’t think I’ve ever spent over $300 on a designer bag. I’m all about buying a designer bag without going broke. Let’s be honest, I’ve been eyeing Chloe Bags for awhile now, but I’m trying to be good…maybe someday. There are a few ways in which you can buy a designer bag at a discount. You can shop during a sale or buy a used bag at a consignment shop or online.

I personally think you can get a brand new amazing designer bag for under $300. Granted $300 is still a lot to spend on a handbag, but it is better than spending $800 which is what some brands out there will cost you. Some of my favorite more affordable designer handbags are from Vince Camuto, Tory Burch, Rebecca Minkoff, Michael Kors, and Kate Spade.

The amazing bag featured in this post is from Vince Camuto, and I’m head over heels in love with it. I’ve been looking for a gray bag for a long time now, and this one will fit in so perfectly with my fall & winter style. Vince Camuto has a bunch of incredible bags under the $300 price point. Another one of my favorite is this little gray leather satchel. It also comes in a tote version which is super cute.

Let’s hop off the subject of bags for just a second, and chat about this amazing dress. I’ve been loving everything from Splendid lately. Everything is so soft, on trend, and super cute. I have found that I should order down one size on most of their dresses. I actually got this one in a small, but had to pinch together some fabric in the back for the shoot. So I do recommend sizing down one size on this dress if you want more of a snug fit.

Alright ladies I’ve also selected a few of my absolute favorite designer bags under $300 for you below. If you’re looking to make an investment on a great bag that will go with everything this fall & winter you are going to love these!

Thanks so much for stopping by today ladies. Who are your favorite handbag designers? Leave them for me in the comments!


Lee Anne


  1. lexi on August 26, 2016 at 9:03 am

    ha, you had me at the post title! Love this look and that bag. 🙂
    xx Lexi, Glitter, Inc.

  2. rachel moore on August 26, 2016 at 9:34 am

    love ALL the gray bags you picked. i’m always a little nervous to buy a used handbag because it’s difficult to clean leather and they’ve been on the floor in lots of public restrooms and such. not to mention what i’ve had to put in my bag before (dirty diapers). ha. i digress. i love your suggestions and agree – if chloe wants to send something my way i’ll weep with open arms at the mailbox, but until then, $300 is a splurge. i love RM bags. thanks for sharing
    happy friday!!!

  3. Ruthie on August 26, 2016 at 9:52 am

    LOVE this look!! Those shoes are amazing!! Happy Friday love!! xo

  4. Laura @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels on August 26, 2016 at 10:01 am

    You got such a great deal! Going to check out some of these pretty bags right now!

  5. Melissa on August 26, 2016 at 10:23 am

    Funny thing about Chloe bags. I bought my first last winter and my husband guilted me into returning it. I still want it and now I’m on the waiting list for that same bag. ?

  6. Greta on August 26, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    Love your bag picks! The color of your VC bag is so unique. I think I need a grey bag now!

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  7. Donna on August 26, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    These bag picks are great. Really loving the one you are wearing so cute! XX, Donna

  8. Anna English on August 26, 2016 at 6:50 pm

    I agree, so hard to justify spending thousands of dollars on a designer handbag. Although, a girl can dream!

  9. Angelle Marix on August 27, 2016 at 10:49 am

    Loving this VC handbag!! I love designer handbags too, but for the right price, it’s harder to find. I also love Chloe and Chanel bags but ouch.. One day!!! I do love VC, Rebecca Minkoff and Tory Burch which are more affordable.


  10. Morgan on August 29, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    Oh my gosh I love this dress!!! I need one in every color!

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  11. Luxury Snob on May 16, 2017 at 2:05 am

    Love those bag picks, the selection of design and color is unique.
    Luxury Snob

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