The Best Fall Handbags For Your Wish List: Splurge vs Steal

Just in case a handbag happens to be on your holiday wish list, I did a little shopping and found some of the best designer bags of fall 2021. Since many if these are probably outside of your gift-giver’s budget, I located look-alike versions for all of these handbags. Or perhaps you will receive one of the real deals, so you can pick up one or two of the bargain bags for yourself. After all, when it comes to handbags, it’s best to have several options. Here are some of the best fall 2021 handbags, splurge vs steal.

The Best Fall Handbags: Splurge vs Steal

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Woven Puffer Chain Strap Bag

This gorgeous woven almond leather with gold hardware Bottega Veneta The Chain Cassette Bag is totally on-trend for $4,500. But you can slay your own way (for much less cash) with this House of Want Small How We Slay Vegan Leather Shoulder Bag for only $78. Both bags are available in several luscious colors.


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Dark Green Croc Top Handle

Go green instead of black and everyone will envy you when you carry this Balenciaga Neo Classic City Mini Supple Shiny Croco Satchel Bag for $1,990. But you can get a somewhat similar look for less with this Steve Madden Dignify Croc Embossed Crossbody Bag for only $75.

Color Block Logo Flap Bag

If you want a bag that will stand out and make a statement, the Gucci GG Marmont 2.0 Small Quilted Leather Shoulder Bag in purple and red colorblocking will do the trick. It is quite collectible and the multiple colors will actually work with almost anything you wear but it is not cheap with its price of $2,450. You can still get a quality bag with a similar shape and flap with a less distinguishable logo. This Coach Georgie Shoulder Bag In Colorblock Signature Canvas With Rivets, now for only $199 at their outlet store.

Black Dog Bag

Leave it to Thom Browne to create this whimsical and fashionable dog shaped bag! You can bring your dog with you anywhere. This Thom Browne Tuxedo Hector Leather Bag is a work of art for $3,450. It is less expensive than some dogs, and a lot less maintenance. But it didn’t take long for inexpensive brands to make their own, so you can get this Personality Design Dog Shape Bag for only $55. This dog is a lot less refined and he is not wearing a tuxedo. Could Hector be wearing a $3,395 tuxedo?

White Studded Tote

Another option for basic back is a crisp white leather bag. This white Valentino Garavani Rockstud Alcove Small Textured-Leather Tote at $3,089 is a classic (and it’s selling out fast!). It has a striking red interior lining and gold tone studs and hardware and its a perfect size. However, you can get the feel of a Rockstud tote with this larger Dasein Top Handle Shoulder Bag Work Tote Bag on Amazon for a mere $42.99 and you get a matching wallet to boot!

Leopard Satchel

I thought I was over leopard but realized I will never be when I saw this drool-worthy Dolce & Gabbana Tall Sicily Genuine Calf Hair Satchel for $3,845. If the price makes you choke, this Aimee Kestenberg Let’s Ride Triple Entry Satchel in a leopard print with black trim for $248 may be much more palatable.

Pink Shearling Bag

If you are looking for something totally fun and soft in a bright pop of color this Saint Laurent Shearling Puffer Bag for $2,990 is the answer. The size is small and ideal paired with a LBD for evening or denim jeans for daytime, so you will actually use this bag probably more than you think. But if you want to try out the trend and would like something “vegan,” this Steve Madden BTerra-G Sherpa Crossbody is now only $64.80.

Which is your favorite fall 2021 handbag? Are you going to put one of these on your wish list?

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Carol Calacci

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