Purses are an essential portion of life. Aside from adding some pizzazz to every outfit, the right purse can hold all of the things you never knew you needed to take from your home and put on the go. Unfortunately, though, purses are pretty expensive. Contrary to popular belief, an inexpensive purse will not necessarily burst at the seams the second you place your favorite lipstick in it, so why not appreciate something cheap once in a while? Of course, some handbags take the prize when it comes to looking like a designer purse on a thrift store budget. These accessories are cost effective, absolutely gorgeous, and easily found at popular retailers:
Faux Leather Shoulder Bag with Metal Handles
Forever 21 will forever be great, especially because of this piece. For only $25, you can own this perfect purse that looks like it belongs in a fancy boutique. Faux or not, it looks expensive and the metal handles add an interesting dynamic that has rarely been seen before.
Navy Blue Clutch
Face it–you need a clutch. The perfect size for a multitude of occasions, clutches are as sweet as they are practical. This navy blue one from Maykoo is only $17, is durable, and will get you through any event.
The opening of this bag resembles an envelope, hence the name. Stylish, professional, and somewhat zany, this bag is only $39 from Nordstrom.
Perhaps one of the most popular purses of all time, totes are fashionable, pretty massive, and comfortable to carry and search through. This one from Mango is only $40 and is accented with a fancy tassel.
This bag is incredibly interesting, especially because of its pattern. Multiple straps allow this piece to be carried or thrown over your shoulder, which is ideal when considering versatility. For only $20 at Steve Madden, you can be the talk of the town.
If you have not figured it out by now, wearing animal skin is not exactly in anymore. Because of this, designers craft stunning faux pieces, which is the case for this $35 bag from Nordstrom.