Curating your own designer wardrobe isn’t cheap—they are considered luxury items, after all! You’ve probably made a list of must-have bags from popular fashion houses like Bottega Veneta and Hermès, only to give up on starting your own collection upon seeing the six-figure price tags. While it’s completely normal to lust over this generation’s it-bags, it’s a lot more practical to invest in a mid-range arm candy first, especially if you’re a newcomer to the world of designer fashion.
Ahead, we’ve listed 10 classy entry-level designer bags that look and feel expensive despite retailing for under P30,000. Scroll to update your wishlist and add to cart!
SHOP: Mid-Range Designer Bags Under P30,000
1. By Far
Crafted with brown calf leather, this embossed shoulder bag can instantly add that cool-girl edge to any plain OOTD.
Crocodile-Effect Bag, $393 (approx. P22,391), BY FAR, farfetch.com
2. JW Anderson
Since puffy bags are all the rage right now, consider jumping on the trend with this JW Anderson piece. Beyond its knitted construction, this tote bag’s roomy interior is ideal for fashion lovers who are always on the go.
Popcorn Basket Tote Bag, $460, JW ANDERSON, farfetch.com
Telfar’s Shopping Bag is a cult-fave for a reason: It’s sleek, versatile, and super spacious. Plus, the medium size only costs a little over P10,000!
Medium Shopping Bag, $202 (approx. P11,503), TELFAR, telfar.net
Numéro Dix, $460 (approx. P26,195), POLÈNE, polene-paris.com
The Moon Bag by Staud offers a unique yet practical design that won’t break the bank. This statement piece also comes in a wide variety of colorways and sizes to suit your preferences.
Moon Bag, P21,900, STAUD, staud.clothing
6. Kate Spade
When in doubt, go for a classic crossbody from Kate Spade. Inspired by the '90s, their new Morgan Crossbody can fit all your daily essentials without looking bulky.
Morgan East West Crossbody, P17,450, KATE SPADE, trunc.ph
Designed as a convertible crossbody bag, Coach’s Tabby Chain Clutch can suit dressy and casual looks alike. Fun fact: This is actually a modernized take of a classic Coach design from the 1970s.
Tabby Chain Clutch, P29,500, COACH, trunc.ph
For an understated option, invest in the Nano Tote Top Handle Bag by Strathberry. A must-have for all minimalist dressers!
Nano Tote Top Handle Bag, P23,660, STRATHBERRY, zalora.com.ph
Although available for less than P20,000, Furla’s best-selling Diamante Mini Shoulder Bag is hand-made with the finest materials and craftsmanship. Its sophisticated shape is guaranteed to withstand trends and time!
Diamante Mini Shoulder Bag, P19,500, FURLA, trunc.ph
With its braided top handle and hexagonal silhouette, the Bou bag is an unmistakable design that exudes class and modernity.
Black Ohoskin Bou Bag, €445 (approx. P26,737), GANNI, ganni.com
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