This year there's been a ton of chatter surrounding designers raising the prices of their handbags, from Chanel to Louis Vuitton to Gucci and more. And if you love handbags, it has sadly become the norm, on average, to pay around $2,000 for a premier designer handbag. $2,000 should and can buy you a beautiful bag, but so many of our favorite bags are priced well beyond. And if you're looking for a beautiful bag on a strict budget, the pickings are getting slimmer and slimmer.
In past years we've used the $1,000 price point to find the best premier designer bags on a budget, but with bag prices continuing to climb, now you'll need to budget for around $1,200 to find good choices in the luxury space. Of course, contemporary designers are always an option, but sometimes you just want to find a premier designer bag that still fits into your budget. We scoured the internet and checked out 13 of our favorite luxury designers to see what $1,200 will get you. Check out our best finds below!