Clockwise from Upper Left, French Connection Crossbody Bag ($88) // Sole Society Lisette Top Handle ($99) // Halogen Embossed Flap Clutch ($88) // Emperia Samanta Bag ($52) // Danielle Nicole Adeline Satchel ($98)
I love Nordstrom. It is my go-to choice for so many things. Recently, I noticed that their website was brimming with great, fiscally feasible handbags, and I just had to share some of my favorites. Because there is no reason why a budget bag needs to be short on style.
White and Black prints are very popular this season. I fell in love with this Dalmatian print Alice + Olivia tote (just call me Cruella, you’d hardly be the first), but $695? Publisher’s Clearing House hasn’t shown up at my door, so I need something less expensive.
This J.Crew Marlie Tweed purse is a great option at $248. I also love this Milly Dalmatian bag at $450, but those are both more than I am looking to spend on a trendy piece. The French Connection bag above fits my style and my wallet perfectly. Plus, it can work as a crossbody or an oversize clutch.
Frame Bags are always a favorite of mine. They have a sleek, ladylike elegance that reminds me of a 1950s movie star. The dove grey bag from Sole Society is a lovely piece with an equally lovely price.
Envelope Clutches are a simple, versatile addition to any closet. This bag from Halogen comes in a half-dozen colors from pretty pastels (wear them with camel and charcoal for fall) to dark neutrals. It’s also much larger than it looks in the photo, measuring in at a respectable 14″ by 8″.
Top Handle Crossbody Bags can do double duty as structured satchels and messenger bag alternatives. The bottom two bags in this set are great examples of how a modern shape and a handful of chic details can be appropriated from a designer line (Alexander Wang), and remade into a bag most of us can afford.
I think this shade of green will be spectacular with camel, grey or black for fall. I also think the black bag is the kind of thing I would reach for whenever I wanted something with more pop than a basic satchel.