Even though we love designer bags (obviously), we’re all big believers in the idea that shoppers don’t need to spend four figures (or anywhere near it) in order to get a beautiful, well-made, expensive-looking bag that will serve them well for the season and beyond. The evidence on which we’ve based that belief is all around us: now’s a great time to be in the market for a handbag that hits in the mid-three-figures or less.

Not only have stalwart contemporary brands like Coach, Marc Jacobs and MICHAEL Michael Kors all elevated their offerings in the past year, but the market is full of smaller brands–some of them very new and helmed by young, innovative designers–which have found a come with contemporary consumers who’ve long been neglected when it comes to sophisticated accessories.

We’ve included the best Pre-Fall 2016 picks from both types of brands below, and here’s the best news: all of the bags are available to shop immediately.

Alexander Wang Mini Rockie Bag
$595 via Net-a-Porter

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Alice + Olivia Jessie Hobo
$555 via Shopbop

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AllSaints Pearl Leather Hobo
$398 via Nordstrom

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Clare V Simple Woven Suede Tote
$325 via Net-a-Porter

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Coach Rogue 25 Bag
$595 via Coach

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Derek Lam 10 Crosby Spring Camera Bag
$575 via Shopbop

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Elizabeth and James Zoe Suede Saddle Bag
$395 via Nordstrom

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Frances Valentine Mini Ann Bucket Bag
$395 via Bloomingdale’s

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Furla Metropolis Mini Satchel
$448 via Bloomingdale’s

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Kara Tie Shoulder Bag
$575 via Net-a-Porter

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Kate Spade Wales Court Penelope Shoulder Bag
$398 via Bloomingdale’s

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Loeffler Randall Suede Drawstring Tote
$495 via Nordstrom

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Mansur Gavriel Mini Mini Bucket Bag
$475 via Net-a-Porter

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Marc Jacobs Small Gotham Bauletto Satchel
$450 via Bloomingdale’s

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MICHAEL Michael Kors Kirby Satchel
$298 via Bloomingdale’s

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Rebecca Minkoff Darren Messenger Bag
$345 via Rebecca Minkoff

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See by Chloé Lois Bag
$470 via Shopbop

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Tory Burch Perry Hobo
$395 via Tory Burch

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Vince Camuto Livia Crossbody bag
$278 via Nordstrom

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Vince City Tote
$395 via Bloomingdale’s

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Cynthia Perez
Cynthia Perez
6 years ago

Oh, I like that wine color Alexander Wang Mini Rockie. I wanted to buy a Mini Rockie some months ago, but then I saw that it’s made in China and became turned off to it.

Mariarbynum4
Mariarbynum4
6 years ago
Reply to  Cynthia Perez

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Tang
Tang
6 years ago
Reply to  Cynthia Perez

I know what you mean about made in China! I get turned off too! But I think many of these lower priced items have to be made in China. Rebecca minkoff is made in China. I think Michael kors etc may be made in China too. Only Mansur is not made in China. I love the mini rockie. I think I like it so much I don’t care if it is made in China. Just bidding my time to make the purchase!

Designerpuff
Designerpuff
6 years ago
Reply to  Tang

Actually, many luxury bags are made in China too…just assembled in Italy which allows them to put the “Made in Italy” tag on them. There is nothing bad about China, in fact they have very skilled artisans that rival that of Italy. Its just an unfortunate stigma everyone has against them bc its “China”. To be honest, their quality and craftsmanship is somewhat better in someways. Also their labor cost has gone $$$ so you cant really knock China anymore as they are getting costly now to manufacture there.

Iréne Shûkriya-Dutta Scharief
Iréne Shûkriya-Dutta Scharief
6 years ago

The Michael Kors and Vince Camuto ones surprisingly look good.

Yazi
Yazi
6 years ago

A lot of these bags are really nice. Thanks!

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